When you are planning to sell your home, did you know a bathroom remodel may be one of the best places to increase your home’s value? Depending on the existing condition of your bathroom as well as the style and age of your home, here are a few things to consider before removing that sink!
Does the Bathroom Age the House?
If your bathroom still has a colored toilet or those extremely stylish avocado colored tiles, then a bathroom remodel can really make a difference. Prospective homebuyers will look at this space as a liability rather than a feature, and this can decrease the value of your home. It may also scare away buyers who are looking for a home that is in “move-in” condition. The trick is to keep the remodel modern, but timeless. The white toilet will likely always be in style, and tiles made of natural or neutral materials will keep the space fresh.
Does the Design Match the Home?
While you may love the look of your simple minimal bathroom design, if you own a colonial home in a historic neighborhood, making an irrational decorating decision could cost you in the long term. While you can get creative in designing a new space, keeping the style of the bathroom remodel in the same overall style of the house will make potential buyers more likely to appreciate the investment you have put into the property.
Do the Features Match the Price?
Depending on where your home is located and the value of the property itself, it is important to match the features of the bathroom to the rest of the home to get the most value out of doing a remodel. Large homes with big price tags can benefit more from the bells and whistles of a master suite with a whirlpool tub. If you own a smaller home that attracts first-time buyers or those looking to down-size, you will most likely not get your money back for this kind of remodel.
Ultimately, whenever making a decision to remodel a room in your home the change must work for you and your family. Though you may not get back the investment of installing that overflow hydrotherapy tub, but if it is what you want then go for it! Balancing these tips with your personal taste and needs can make any remodel a more pleasant experience.