Bathroom Remodels Improve Your Home Value

AND, keep your body happy!

Think about how much time you spend in your bathroom and how you spend your time there. We’re cleaning our bodies, brushing our teeth, soaking in a tub after that 5k, grooming, shaving, not to mention the unmentionable. Bathrooms may not be the heart of a happy home but they certainly help with a happy marriage — and a happy family.

“For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.” Catherine Zeta-Jones

Do bathroom renos add value?

We know what you’re thinking. Sure, bathrooms need to stay up-to-date, but will that renovation add value to my home? Yes, bathroom renovations add value to a home. No renovation cost is fully recovered, but you should be able to gain about 3.7% or 5.7% if you add a full bath. In the meantime, you’ll enjoy the room that you spend an average of 30 minutes a day in — maybe even more!

“The 2016 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study reports that nearly two-thirds of the respondents spend 30 to 60 minutes a day in their home bathrooms.”

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Tile Shower by Creative Woodworking of Windsor, VT

Which bathroom should I remodel?

A guest bathroom that’s always tidy goes a great way toward hospitality — and it keeps the neighbors from snooping in your medicine cabinet, too. The kids’ Jack and Jill setup could be updated — they’re not 4 and 6 anymore. They’re almost out of high school. The primary bath is your sanctuary. So why not start there? Of course, we can always put together a bid to do them together — especially if the flooring is the same, so let’s talk about which fits your timeline and budget.

“If you’re looking for a dramatic change, then upgrading the flooring in your bathroom is a good way to go. The average cost per square foot of bathroom flooring is about $2.50 on the low end and $4.00 on the high end plus labor costs (assuming you don’t install the flooring yourself).”

Which upgrades should I make to my bathroom?

Choosing which upgrades to make in your bathroom depends upon where you live, how long you plan to live there, and when you plan to sell. Flooring and fixtures are the best bang for your buck. A fresh coat of paint is always a good idea, too. Modern lighting can save on energy costs and create a great space for your beauty routine. If you’ve had plumbing issues, then you may as well upgrade the shower tile after the room is replumbed.

If you plan to age in place, then renovating your bathroom is a priority. Take into consideration door width, wheelchair turnaround, ADA-compliant cabinets, countertops, and mirror height. You may also want to consider a walk-in shower with a bench and a removable shower head. In this scenario, you’re creating a house that you can live in for life.

Are you considering a bathroom remodel?

These questions can feel a bit overwhelming because, like a kitchen, there are so many choices for a bathroom. We’re here to help. We’d love to sit down with you and create a plan based on your needs and within the restraints of your budget. Contact Us

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