Does A Remodeled Bathroom Improve A Home’s Resale Value?
You’ve heard it before: remodeling can improve your home’s resale value and, guess what … it’s true! A little work done now will translate into dollars later. According to this article in the Washington Post, remodeling your home’s bathroom can increase your home’s resale value by over $10,000.
Yes, an impressive bathroom can make up for all manner of sins and shortfalls when it’s time to sell your home. But of course if making money is your goal, you’ll have to be smart about the way you spend and how much you spend. This post will help you remodel with intelligence so you can reap the highest reward.
Find Out What Buyers Want
A smart renovation will cater to the buyers’ desires. Remember, you’re not remodeling for yourself, you’re remodeling for the buyer. Do you know what buyers in Southern California want?
Water and energy savings. You probably heard about the drought. So did all the buyers. Between drought, DWP fines, water restrictions and the inconvenient truth of climate change, most buyers get turned on (thought hopefully not too turned on) by low-flow sink faucets and showerheads. If you want to cater to the buyer, replace every fixture with something low-flow.
Other environmentally-friendly options. Replace your light bulbs with energy-efficient models. And when buying materials like countertops or flooring, look for words like “recycled” and “reclaimed.” These recycled glass countertops, for example, are gorgeous and also environmentally friendly. You might also consider replacing the bathroom window with an energy efficient one that eliminates drafts, keeps the heat in when it’s cold and the heat out when it’s hot. Check out or blog on 10 Things To Know About Choosing Replacement Windows.
Add a Little Luxury
It’s a good idea to install something that will stand out in the buyers’ minds as being really luxurious. Give them a little “wow” factor. The spa tubs that were so popular a couple decades ago are now out for what may be obvious reasons (they’re water-hogs). So how you can make your bathroom remodel standout from the competition? We have a couple suggestions.
Radiant heat floors. This feature warms your bathroom with gentle waves of radiant heat rising from the floor. It feels great on your toes and hardly anyone has it, which makes it seem extra special for the buyer. If you want to know more about radiant heat flooring, take a look at this article online.
Extra storage space. No one has enough storage space in their bathroom. You can make your bathroom stand out by installing extra deep medicine cabinets and replacing the vanity with a model that has extra drawers. While you’re at it, put some floating shelves on the wall and line them with baskets for holding goodies.
Make Some Cheaper Upgrades
After you’ve installed something major like a new vanity and recycled countertops, focus on making inexpensive changes that will make your bathroom look good to buyers without costing you a lot of money. Think: new paint to make the bathroom look clean and fresh. Mirrors to make the space look a little bigger. A couple extra towel racks.
Tashman Home Center
Now that you know how, it’s time to get started. Need paint and paint supplies, decorative hardware, plumbing supplies and fixtures, electrical and lighting fixtures and power and hand tools? Then come on in to Tashman Home Center in West Hollywood. We are a full services home improvement store comprised of three divisions: Hardware, Windows & Doors and Screens & Glass. We provide contractors, building managers, home owners and people like you with an extensive range of over 20,000 quality, name-brand products, and if we don’t have it in stock, we’ll order it.
In addition, we are proud to have a staff of knowledgeable employees dedicated to providing you with the best possible service.
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