Today – How to increase the value of a bathroom
One of the most important rooms in a home
Did you know a bathroom update can impact the value of your home?
Well it absolutely can and it is a great project to undertake if you are thinking of selling Bathrooms are also great for adding value to your home, you need a valuation to remortgage, take out a loan against the house or release some equity.
Along with the kitchen, the bathroom is considered by many as being one of the most important rooms in the home, a place to relax and unwind after a hard day, somewhere to get ready before a night out or an area to wash up and get ready for bed. I know as a family the bathroom is somewhere that is rarely ever empty so it is a good indicator of how significant it is as a room in our home!
How to increase the value of a bathroom – top tips
So how do you update your bathroom to add value to your home? Fresh towels perhaps?
Bathroom Planet give us their top tips to make the most out of your bathroom and maximise the value of it.
- Replace outdated furniture
- Check your plumbing
- Add luxurious touches
- Add an ensuite or cloakroom toilet
- Undertake general repairs
Replacing outdated furniture
What colour is your bathroom?
Back in the 80s and 90s, there was a trend for installing bathroom suites in a multitude of pastel colours, but in modern times we have seen a shift back to a standard white finish.
How to increase the value of a bathroom – white is the way to go
So, if you have an avocado green or pink bathroom suite then it is time to replace this with something more neutral.
For those who have a white bathroom suite, it does not mean that the rest of the room has to be bland. Add colour with feature tiles or painted walls, or choose from an array of natural stone finishes now available on the market. Plants are a cheap and fantastic addition
Replacing the tiles and fixtures such as taps and shower heads for more modern pieces is a cost-effective way to update your bathroom and can make a huge difference to the look and feel of the room.
Check your Plumbing
When did you last have your plumbing checked out? If you are keeping the layout of your bathroom the same, but your house is an older property it is worth taking the time to check the plumbing system to make sure meets the current building regulations. You also need it checking to see if it is in good wiorking order. An experienced plumber can advise you on your current system and can point out any potential problems before you start.
It really is worth calling in the experts for this
If you are considering changing the layout of the bathroom, it will cost more, but giving the room a more practical layout can help to add even more value to your home in the long run. Again, hiring a professional plumber is a must
A little bit of luxe is how to increase the value of a bathroom
The key to adding the most value to your home is to create a luxurious room which is practical and makes people want to spend time in it.
Basically a practical and aesthetically gorgeous bathroom should be your aim. Ideas could include power showers, whirlpool baths and heated towel rails – how about a wet room?
All of these convey a sense of luxury
And how about marble or granite for a countertop? provide that wow factor to your bathroom. Feature tiles are also a great way of creating a focal point in the room while choosing taps and mixers in different finishes such as brushed steel or brass can add a new dimension to sinks, baths and showers.
Add an en suite or cloakroom toilet
Probably one of the best ways of adding value to your home is to add an en suite or cloakroom toilet. You would, of course, need the space to do this but if you have it could be such a great asset.
This would seriously change my life!
Having an en suite bathroom is practical in several ways as it provides some much-needed personal space away from the main bathroom, means that multiple people can get ready at the same time and adds value to your home.
This is super-attractive to potential buyers as it really does improve life quality
Adding a cloakroom toilet is also a great way of maximising the available space in the home. It is super -useful and provides the convenience of having more than one toilet, as well as accessibility for family and friends who have limited mobility.
Updating or installing a new bathroom is a great way of adding value to your home for both you in the present and if you are selling on
It is also a good time to repair and maintain any fixtures and fittings that are likely not to be changed such as light fittings, extractor fans and window seals which can often be overlooked and can get a bit old and tattered over time.
I would simply add to this list to dress the bathroom beautifully with plants, towels, prints and lovely toiletries. It can really make a difference. oh and do make sure it smells divine. I love the smell of lemon in a bathroom it makes it so fresh.
Further reading on how to increase the value of a bathroom
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