If you are considering home improvement ideas, it can be relatively tricky to determine which projects are worth the sweat. Although your bathroom is often overlooked, it's actually one of the most straightforward ways to increase the overall value of your home. Even if you are not considering selling your home, a bathroom remodel can add utility and comfort to a space that everyone will eventually need to pay homage to. Continue reading to learn a few ways a bathroom remodel can increase the value of your home.
Adding a Bathroom
If you home has only one bathroom, you may be able to recoup a significant part of your investment by adding another bathroom. HGTV estimates that you may be able to regain anywhere between 80% up to 130% of your bathroom addition budget. The first step in the process of adding a new bathroom is to find available space. Make sure to pay attention to underutilized spaces or extra rooms as well as areas under your stairway and closets. Keep in mind that a full bath requires at a minimum of 30 square feet, while a half-bath needs around 18 square feet.
Increasing Spatial Perceptions
Increasing the space in your bathroom — or simply making it look bigger — is an excellent way to increase the value of your home. If you replace your standard tub with a glass shower, it may give your bathroom the appearance of more space. You can also infuse mirrors to channel the natural light, add wall scones, or install brighter light fixtures to offer guests and potential buyers the illusion of space.
Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck
Are you are looking for the biggest return on your bathroom remodel investment? Updated cabinets, new tile, or refreshed lighting will naturally appeal to buyers. Adding a touch of luxury and increasing usability are other key factors to consider with your bathroom remodel. Some of the most effective upgrades that result in an increased return on your investment include:
- Adding a double sink
- Increasing storage space
- Adding a steam shower or Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom
- Installing heated floors
For more information about bathroom remodeling, contact the team at West County Renovations today.