A bathroom is an essential part of any home, and when buyers stream in to view homes for sale, they’ll want to take a close look at the bathroom. Updating this space is one of the best ways to add value to your home and improve functionality and aesthetics. However, you need to take the SMART (Saving Money and Remodeling Time) approach to bathroom remodeling. As you make your bathroom more functional and stylish, you don’t have to break the bank or spend a lot of time on the project.
Whether it’s flooring, grab bars, rain heads, countertops, or custom Ohio-Amish-made vanities, there are incredible options you can take to increase the value of your home through a SMART bathroom remodel.
1. Change the Fixtures
An outdated bathroom can easily be remodeled within the parameters of the existing space. You first need to look at the practical aspects of remodeling your bathroom, such as changing the fixtures (your tub, toilet, etc.) to make it more user friendly. It also pays to stick with neutral colors to help home buyers envision themselves in the space.
Decide if you need more room or an update to the existing design. Decide on your budget and then talk to a remodeling contractor to help work out your costs. If the remodeling will involve tearing out walls it is best to hire a professional contractor.
2. Update the Flooring
If you want a dramatic change to your bathroom, then upgrading the flooring is a good way to go. You could consider radiant heat mats under the tile to warm the floors for a cozy feel after showering or bathing. Generally, new bathroom floors are among the less expensive renovations — even when you include radiant heating. Choose vibrant colors to completely change the look, feel, and utility of the bathroom or neutral colors to help make another feature in your new bathroom pop.
Additional features to update include the sink and vanity, faucets, and brighter, more natural lighting systems. Marble and granite for countertops also can add greater appeal.
3. Add More Perks Like a Walk-in Shower
To add a modern elegance to your bathroom remodel consider adding extra perks such as a walk-in shower, double sink, shower seat, and ample storage. Adding a Jacuzzi tub or steam shower in the master bath is also a great idea. Just be sure to keep the design cohesive to the rest of the house and keep off trendy materials and designs which could look dated in the next few years.
4. Make your Bathroom More Energy Efficient
Making your bathroom more energy-efficient isn’t just good for the environment—it significantly raises your home’s resale value as well. Your toilet, shower, and sink can all be optimized to use less water and make more savings on your water bill. Energy efficiency is always a strong pull for buyers, so when you’re doing bathroom remodeling, go for products that promise to save energy.
5. Don’t Discount the Joy Factor of a Remodeled Bathroom
Whether you decide to update an existing bathroom or add more room, value is just a single factor to consider. A new or upgraded bathroom will enhance the quality of life in your home and attract willing buyers when or if it’s time to move on. Simple things like replacing your bathtub with a glass walk-in shower can give an illusion of more room. Installing brighter lighting fixtures or wall sconces around a mirror can also make the bathroom appear bigger.
Work with the Professionals!
Overall, you can expect to get a good return on your money through bathroom remodeling, plus a whole bouquet of joy after the project. If having a bathroom you enjoy spending a lot of time in matters to you, working with the right professional is your best option. JSB Home Solutions in Columbus OH can help you in the remodeling process. With our motto of “SMART Solutions for Quality Living,” you can rest assured your remodeling project will uplift your home’s value without costing you a fortune. Our experienced design and production staff will be more than glad to guide you through our “SMART” process. We will help you design your bathroom remodel within your budget to give you long-lasting joy and pride of ownership, all while providing you with the highest level of quality in the industry. We deal in a wide range of remodeling projects, including updating vanities, shower and tub replacement, water-saving toilets, and lighting and fixtures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced consultants.