You may not be planning on selling your home just yet, but if you think that you may sell in the future, you’ll want to make sure that any renovations you undertake now will add value to your property for later. When looking at homes for sale, the kitchen and the bathroom can often be deal breakers for potential buyers. This can be due to dated aesthetics, a poorly designed layout, or fixtures that have seen better days. Are you planning a bathroom update soon? Here are a few tips to bear in mind that will help to boost your property value when you decide to sell further down the road:
Make sure the layout is functional
This is one of the most important things to consider when designing a bathroom. The room needs to be functional, with the positioning of all fixtures and appliances complementing one another. In particular, if your bathroom is very small, the layout is crucial to make sure all available space is being maximized.
Leave the tub
Thinking of replacing that cumbersome bathtub with a walk-in shower? The extra space could be nice but taking out the tub could be an issue when you come to sell. You may not see the value in a large bathtub, a future buyer may do. Someone with young children or pets would certainly prefer a tub over a walk-in shower, for example.
Splurge on your shower fixture
Speaking of showers, your shower fixture is a place where quality is key. Make sure you opt for a reputable brand to ensure the longevity of the shower. If anything goes wrong, you don’t want to have to break through your shower tiles to fix it.
An expensive vanity is worth it
If you’re thinking of splurging anywhere, then the vanity is the place to do it! An eye-catching vanity can act as the focal point for the room, allowing you to keep everything else simple without compromising on style. You can save on the vanity fixtures – if these were to break, they are easily replaced.
Keep tiling simple
Rather than use a number of different types of tile throughout the room, apply the same tiles on both the floor and walls. This will stop things looking so busy, especially if you have a small bathroom, and will help keep things simple and neutral for potential future buyers.
Lighting is key
Overhead lighting can be extremely unflattering, casting dark shadows beneath your face and making it difficult to apply makeup or shave. Consider a couple of warm-toned sconces on either side of the mirror to create a cozier and more ambient glow that is much more flattering.
Ready to get started on your bathroom renovation? Call Masters Construction today to start planning a custom bathroom renovation including everything from ceramic tile, plumbing and drains, new doors, modern flooring, design inspired painting, energy efficient windows and beyond!