Bathrooms have and always will be a top priority for homebuyers. When a potential buyer walks into a renovated bathroom that exudes quality and offers an intimate, contemporary feel, it will be remembered for sure.
After all, a bathroom is more than just a place for grooming – it’s a sanctuary. A place where one can relax in a hot bath and escape the stresses of daily life for a few moments.
Updating a tired looking bathroom isn’t hard and is a great way for home sellers to increase the interest in their home.
Easy fixes include adding luxurious looking towels, replacing the shower curtain and adding candles around a bathtub. However, with a little more money and effort, your bathroom can become a talking point of the house. Here are some improvements to consider:
Beautify: By adding decorative glass, stone tile or accents to the bathroom, it will stand out among the other houses in the neighborhood that are for sale. Extra-wide wall tiles are popular these days and wood cabinets can be beautifully embellished with intricately carved wooden onlays.
Enhanced Lighting: Add more lighting options around the room, especially around the vanity, to reduce shadows and glaring. This improvement isn’t too expensive and can really highlight the positive features of a bathroom. Mood lighting around the tub area is also increasing in popularity.
Replace the Tub: It’s not too often you hear someone complaining about a bathtub being too large, and that’s because there’s nothing better than coming home from a hard day’s work and relaxing in a big, soothing tub. By putting in a new tub and creating more of a spa-like atmosphere, you will have buyers imagining themselves washing their cares away. Adding a massage element to the showerhead or one that replicates rain showers also appeals to today’s buyers.
Update Fixtures: A relatively inexpensive job, changing out the fixtures can make a big difference in the look of your bathroom. From cabinet handles to faucets, the addition of brushed nickel or other metals that are polished and elegant are always a huge hit. And if space permits, adding a second sink is never a bad thing.
Think Green: The bathroom is a prime place to start putting those environmentally friendly devices to work. Installing fixtures that save water, such as a low-flow showerhead, a low-flow faucet aerator, and a dual-flush toilet, can save thousands of gallons of water each year. Adding energy-efficient windows is another easy option, since the size of bathroom windows are relatively small. Another fix that is both decorative and energy efficient is the addition of natural stone countertops and flooring, which help keep cool in during the summer, and heat the bathroom longer during the winter.