Are you considering remodeling your bathroom?
The “skeleton” is all plumbing. For your bathroom remodeling project, do you want a double-sink vanity, stand up shower or a whirlpool tub? Can the toilet be relocated without too much trouble? Our experience working in bathrooms has given us some very good ideas of what to do, and what not to do. For example, suppose you are planning to sell your house in a few years, but you want to remodel the bathroom and replace the tub with a shower, because you prefer a shower over a bath. We would suggest that you consider installing a steam shower with a 5-foot wide base. That way, if the new owners prefer baths, they will have the option to swap out the shower for a tub in the future. That can be a selling feature to the prospective buyer if they don’t happen to like a steam shower.
Aesthetically speaking, here are some other tips in remodeling your bathroom to keep in mind:
- Clean and simple is always more marketable than anything that is ornate or highly stylized. You might even want to consider sticking with white fixtures and a neutral color scheme. If you are also redoing the floor, consider using ceramic tile as it tends to provide the greatest return on investment.
- Full baths definitely maximize a home’s marketability and value. When you are creating the room layout, you should keep the shower separate from the tub if you can, especially in the master bathroom. You might also want to consider adding in a steam shower instead of a whirlpool bath.
- Cleanly designed nickel or chrome faucets are more likely to provide a decent return on investment than faucets in decorative specialty finishes.
- Hand-held showers make cleaning easier, and are considered a “must have” by many remodeling professionals and home buyers.
- Make sure all your accessories, from the door hinges, window locks, towel bars match the fixtures in the room. You should also think about the style of the house to make sure the new bath fits in with its surroundings.
Anything you can do to make a bathroom feel bigger is a plus and a wall-to-wall; counter-to-counter mirror is the best way to make a smaller space seem much larger.
Other items that are always popular are double sinks (especially in the master bathroom); recessed medicine cabinets; dimmer switches; a shower light; solid surfaces such as granite and marble counter tops; and ample storage space. So before you begin a bathroom remodeling project, give us a call at 1-888-552-1293!