As you look at a bathroom remodel estimate and do a little math in your head, you wonder whether what you’re planning will result in an increase of your home’s value or the other way around. The good news is that practically every sign points to better market value should you decide to sell your home in the future.
Now comes the challenging part: deciding on what types of remodeling can actually get you better recoup values. Here are some ideas.
Replace the Floor or the Backsplash
You can also do both if your budget allows you to. The upside of doing this is you can give your bathroom the look of a complete renovation for less. Compare this to replacing the fixtures or the tub or shower area only and you’ll see that a new floor plus a new backsplash lends more appeal.
Overhaul to a Universal Design
Accessibility additions are important for many buyers. For some, they’re the only features that would convince them to buy. Even if you aren’t planning to sell, universal design is always a welcome renovation. Aging in place? No problem. Your bathroom can accommodate your needs even if the user has mobility issues.
Replace the Bathtub
Ever considered getting a walk-in tub? Now is your chance, especially if you want a tub that goes well with universal design standards. Even if you don’t want a walk-in tub, upgrading your old tub with a newer and better model can do loads to change the personality of your bathroom, not to mention improve your mood. There is no shortage of bathtub remodeling companies willing to help you choose the right one for your needs.
Convert Your Tub to a Shower
If you want your bathroom to have a slicker, more modern and youthful vibe, removing your old bathtub might be the key. Replace your tub with a shower area that allows you to maximize space.
Improve Your Vanity
Improve your vanity by installing slab countertops. Slab countertops made of natural stone or porcelain are popular for getting a modern bathroom feel.