Which Bathroom Upgrades Can Increase Your Home’s Value the Most?

Published April 26th, 2023 by Rose Building Contractors, Inc.

Bathrooms consistently rank as one of the top ten areas of the home that buyers pay much attention to. A home with a beautiful bathroom – styled to reflect the current trends in bathroom design – will attract more buyers. That bathroom can actually help the home sell for a higher price.

KeyrenterSouthFlorida.com explains this is because of bathrooms' extremely important role in the modern home. Along with the kitchen, bathrooms are the two rooms in the house that visitors are most likely to see (apart from the living room). Because of this, your home’s bathroom serves as a showpiece for your entire property.

Additionally, bathrooms influence our feelings of personal well-being and our workplace productivity. This is true because the bathroom is where most of us begin our day when we shower and groom ourselves. People also end their day by unwinding in the bathroom at the end of their work.

For these reasons, modern bathrooms are more than just a room in your home where you and your family go to take care of your personal sanitation needs. Bathrooms serve as a window to your style and class. They also function as a place where people can go to refresh their spirits and re-energize their bodies.

This is why buyers pay attention to the bathroom in a home they want. It should also be why you should concentrate a large part of your effort to improve your home on the bathroom. Bathroom upgrades done thoughtfully and thoroughly can enhance the value of your home and help it sell faster.

As a homeowner considering upgrading your bathrooms to improve the property’s value, what areas of the bathroom should you focus on? This article highlights seven critical bathroom improvements that will boost your home's value and help your home sell quickly.

Seven bathroom upgrades that will increase the value of your home

1. Upgrade your shower and tub 

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Walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads and glass enclosures have become essential in modern bathrooms. Walk-in showers let you create a luxurious look that is minimalist. This upgrade can be done in any size of bathroom and even creates an illusion of space. 

Adding a tub to your bathroom is unnecessary if you have limited space. But an additional bathroom with a tub can make the home more attractive to families with small children.

2. Repaint the bathroom

The color scheme of your bathroom is the first thing visitors notice about the room. The colors of the bathroom determine if the other features of the room are properly highlighted or drowned out. 

A good choice of colors will make your bathroom feel brighter and roomier. At the same time, colors can also help to create a more attractive and relaxing ambiance in the room. 

3. Install eco-friendly features

These features let you save money by helping you reduce the amount of water and energy you use in the bathroom without affecting the efficiency of bathroom features or your comfort. Examples of eco-friendly bathroom features include smart showerheads that prevent water wastage, low-flow toilets that use less water but flush just as well as older models, LED lights that use less electricity, and heated bathroom floors.

4. Maximize space and storage

The bathroom is often the smallest room in the home. That is why a spacious bathroom is a significant draw for buyers. You can make your bathroom bigger by making better use of space. One way to do this is to install a toilet with a hidden tank. Another way is to add smart storage that uses the bathroom's redundant areas: tall cabinets, floating shelves, etc.

5. Upgraded lighting

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Good lighting is like icing on the cake for all the different upgrades you make to your bathroom. Two things you want to keep in mind when creating bathroom lighting design are maximizing natural lighting and making the lighting multifunctional. Natural lighting improves the health of your bathroom. Multifunctional bathroom lighting is lighting that can be adjusted to reflect different moods and for different uses. The lighting also serves as ornaments and a source of illumination.

6. Update the vanity and re-face your cabinets

Improve the look of your vanity by updating the countertop, sink, and faucets. Sinks, faucets, and mirrors are magnets for attention; visitors’ eyes automatically go to these bathroom features. To get a coherent design when you upgrade these features, you must also improve the countertop and cabinets. But you do not need to replace your cabinets; a simple re-face or repainting will do.

7. Replace tile and flooring

This is the most expensive upgrade on our list; it involves demolition and takes time.  But if your bathroom is stuck in the 80s because of the outdated tiles on the walls and floor, this is not an upgrade you want to postpone. When replacing tiles and flooring, it pays to go all the way in. Adding heated flooring will fetch the bathroom extra points.

To conclude, these are not the only way to upgrade a bathroom. But these top bathroom upgrades will give you the best bang for your buck.

For more ideas on implementing these updates with finesse and at a low-cost relative to your expected return on investment, talk to rosebuilding.com

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