Although many people don’t consider the total value of their home every time they take on a renovation project, it can be an important factor when it comes time to sell. For many homeowners, focusing on areas such as kitchens and bathrooms can bring the most additional value if you know what home buyers are looking for.
Once you find a good bathroom remodeling contractor to do the work, here are the top three areas where you should discuss completing renovation projects in your bathrooms.
Focusing on Cabinets and Fixtures
One of the first things that a potential buyer will notice in a bathroom are the fixtures. If they look old, dated or rusted, that may be a turn off for a buyer. Fixtures are relatively inexpensive and easy to install, so this should be the first place to focus your renovation project. The key to getting the most value out of adding new fixtures is to make sure not to buy the high-end fixtures or ones that have a unique style that doesn’t appeal to everyone.
Cabinets are also important. If you have a cabinet based for the sink, these need to be replaced or updated with paint or stain. If the bathroom is big enough to add some storage space, adding a cabinet that can store towels or other bathroom items can help increase the appeal of the bathroom, as long as the new cabinet doesn’t make the room feel crowded.
One high-value change for any bathroom is replacing cheaper vinyl or plastic with tile. If you have a tile shower, you can see a bigger return on your renovation investment. The size, color and texture of the tile are all choices you have to consider, but keeping things neutral and simple in design can help you appeal to the most likely buyers.
Because tile work needs to be done well to appeal to new buyers, it is important not to consider doing tile work on your own as a DIY project. This is one of the few areas that quality is most important in a bathroom remodel.
Replacing Outdated Designs
Paint and flooring are important to the overall look and feel of a bathroom. This is an area of the home that should reflect quiet and serenity, so making a bathroom dark or gaudy might turn off your potential buyers. For maximum return on your investment, stick to colors and patterns that are light and subtle, like pastel greens or blues that evoke a sense of calm.