Remodeling has time and again proven to be one of the best ways to increase your home’s value and prepare it for sale. That being said, most homeowners can’t afford a complete remodel of the entire home. The two best places to spend that renovation budget are going to be the kitchen and the bathrooms. Bathroom remodeling, if done correctly, can often translate into a 100% or more return when the home is sold. A bathroom remodel can be daunting as it deals with plumbing and electrical work that the average homeowner is not equipped to do. Before getting started on a remodeling project give our experienced team at The Handyman Company a call today. We have the experience and the knowledge to make sure your bathroom remodel is a success.
Bathtub and Shower Remodeling:
When looking over your renovation plans and trying to decide what would be the most beneficial thing to replace, we first suggest starting with the bathtub or shower. It’s one of the more expensive items to replace, but it’s often the first thing potential buyers notice when they enter a bathroom. There are other options like refinishing or reglazing your bathtub, but it all depends on the material and how much work is required.
After the bathtub is taken care of, the next hard surface you will want to worry about is the countertops. The countertop should coordinate with the material used for the shower, and it should also play into the overall design of the bathroom. Without a cohesive design using colors and materials that compliment each other it can really take away from the ‘wow’ factor when a potential buyer walks into the bathroom. Some of the options for materials include, Granite, laminate, tile and wood.
All of the hard work you put into your bathroom will be for nothing if potential buyers can’t see the amazing details. Lighting plays a huge role not only in the design of your bathroom but also for usability. Bathroom lighting also provides you with a chance to explore a theme and add some personality. Lighting can be simple and understated or it can be bold and expressive. The choice is yours, and choosing the lighting for your new bathroom can be a lot of fun.
The bathroom and the kitchen are the two areas in your home where you are going to spend the most time. These spaces should not only be functional and beautiful, but they should build your homes value as well.
The final question is, if you are selling your home or just looking to put extra money into renovations, will that increase your home’s value? The short answer is yes. The long answer is you should work with a renovation expert or a real estate expert to determine how much money you should put into a bathroom renovation based on your neighborhood and the condition of your home. Without this advice you could risk over spending on something that wasn’t necessary. Give our experienced team at The Handyman Company a call today! And to learn more about how we can help, check out our services here.