There comes a time with every household budget where the thought of renovating comes to mind. This may be your first time considering a renovation, or you may be a seasoned vet when it comes to renovations. Either way, with the new advancements in technology and more affordable pricing, renovations have a dynamic shift every year.
This year, we have seen some great changes to the possibilities in bathroom renovations. They are more efficient, more appealing, and are greatly increasing resale value. It is in your best interest to start with the bathroom for a few reasons. Not only is it one of the most used and most often seen parts of your home, but because of this, it see’s the most wear and tear.
Over time, every bathroom eventually needs a renovation. Not only does this improve the look and quality, but you can also improve its efficiency as well. This will save you money in the long run, and moreover, increase the resale value of your home when the time comes. So today, let’s take a look at some strategies and ideas to keep in mind when you decide to renovate the bathrooms of your home.
Efficiency is King
As the years progress, we have seen a spike in eco-friendly alternatives to almost every product in every industry the planet matters, and so does your wallet. Having an efficient bathroom can save you costs on utilities and earn you some brownie points from the environment. So if you are an eco-friendly person set out to decrease your carbon footprint, you’re reading the right article.
With the latest advancements in technology, you can make your bathrooms much more energy-efficient, as well as water-efficient.
A great place to start is your lighting. This could be said for every room in your home as well. However, since your bathrooms are one of the most used rooms of your home, it’s optimal to start here.
Energy-efficient lights come in all shapes and sizes, so fit what your budget can hold. Fortunately, energy-efficient lighting has come down quite a bit in price. You can outfit a room with fantastic efficient lighting for less than 50 dollars!
Next step, you could look into water-efficient toilets, taps, and showerheads. Every home uses hundreds of gallons of water on average every day. From the bathroom, to the kitchen, and even the laundry room; our water usage over time is quite high. So it is important to minimize this where we can. Not only for our pockets but also for our one and only: Mother Nature.
Appeal is the Real Deal
Efficiency aside, a bathroom with a stunning interior and the right accessories can go a long way. When was the last time you stepped out of the shower onto a heated tile floor? Or how about a shower with 2 heads to cover both sides? These additions can make a huge difference in your own experience and in a possible buyer’s mind.
Outfitting your bathroom with the latest gadgets along with up to date styles will make a huge impact. Start with your flooring. You may not have to go for a heated floor, but even updated tiling is much better than old worn out linoleum. Moreover, if it is within your budget, consider marble countertops. These are extremely durable and last the test of time, all while producing a stunning look.
We will leave this ball in your court though. The possibilities are endless, and we aren’t in the place to tell you what you should be getting. Sure, we can offer advice. But when it really boils down, it’s up to your personal preference and your budget. So find what works for both and try not to cut corners. The right renovations can go a long way when it comes to the overall appeal of your bathroom. Start by brainstorming, and even consider bathrooms you were previously in that stunned you. Using this, you can eventually narrow it down to a few options and start creating your dream bathroom.
Bump the Scale for Resale
As stated earlier, bathroom renovations can make a huge impact on the resale value of your home. Along side kitchens, these are your key focuses if you are looking to boost the resale value of your home. In these cases, you don’t want to cheap out. Ensure you are using higher quality and more durable materials. Moreover, with an efficient and appealing bathroom, your resale value will only increase even more.
Make sure you put a large amount of your focus into the most high traffic bathrooms of the home, say the main floor, and the master bedrooms’ bathrooms. These are the most important and should get the most tender love and care when it comes to renovation time. If it’s within the budget, spread the love to every bathroom in your home as well.
Take Some Time to Consider Everything
Renovating takes time, money, and effort. So get your ducks in a row. Considering these three key points before you renovate your bathroom will save you time, money, and hair. Just take your time when considering all the options. Find what suits your taste and your budget. Meet in the middle where you can and try not to cut corners, as it will only hurt you in the future when it comes time to sell.
We are always here to help with advice and of course, the renovations themselves. So feel free to contact us with your ideas and let’s get your dream renovations started! Let us know what you think about this article and feel free to send us any recommendations for what you would like to see in the future. Thank you for reading!