How to Get a Good Return on Investment with a Bathroom Renovation
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Any experienced real estate agent will tell you that the two rooms a home buyer will look at first when interested in a home for sale are the kitchen and the bathroom. If your bathroom is outdated and you want to improve your home’s resale value you should consider a minor bathroom renovation. There are many benefits of bathroom renovations and with some smart and creative upgrades, you won’t have to spend a fortune to make your bathroom more attractive to potential buyers.
Here are some tips for maximizing your ROI with bathroom renovations in Edmonton:
Replace Your Outdated Vanity
The vanity in your bathroom can be the focal point in the room. Replacing it would mean replacing the sink, countertop and faucet along with it. You can reface or refinish the cabinetry and just replace the countertops and sink, or you can visit a kitchen and bath store and choose an all-in-one vanity for quick and easier installation. If you want to move the location of the vanity in your bathroom, you should contact one of the best plumbers in Edmonton to ensure it’s done properly.
Replace Broken or Worn Out Faucets and Fixtures
Simply replacing your faucets at the bathroom sink and in the bathtub or shower can go a long way in giving your bathroom an upgraded look. You can find a wide selection of faucets and fixtures at a store that offers plumbing supply in Edmonton.
If you’re still rocking that avocado green bathtub and toilet, it’s time for a replacement! Shower conversions have become popular in bathroom renovations and could help attract buyers, however, make sure you keep at least one bathtub in your house for good resale.
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If you’re planning on selling your home right away, don’t spend a fortune on the bathtub and toilet. Remember that no one makes buying decisions based on the type of toilet is in the bathroom, so you don’t have to get the most expensive one. Just make sure you purchase one that looks up-to-date and works well.
Invest in New Flooring
Since your bathroom is small, replacing the floor won’t break the bank and will greatly enhance the look of the room. The most attractive flooring option for home buyers will be tile. Not only does it look great, it’s durable, water resistant and easy to clean. There are also some more affordable vinyl and laminate flooring products out there that can mimic look of natural tile or wood flooring.
Install Good Lighting
Good lighting is essential in any bathroom renovation and you don’t have to purchase the most expensive fixtures to get a good return on investment. Proper lighting can show off the works you’ve done in the bathroom and make your new fixtures and features sparkle! Make sure there is good lighting at the mirror and vanity. It’s also important that your lighting doesn’t cast too many shadows, as that will make it hard for someone to put on their makeup or get ready in the morning. Here are more tips for lighting your home.
Paint the Walls
Painting your bathroom walls is the easiest and most affordable way you can upgrade the room. A fresh coat of paint will cover up blemishes, dings, dents and stains. It will also help protect the walls from moisture. Be sure to choose light and neutral colours as these allow buyers to imagine the room with their own bathroom accessories, towels and décor.
Learn more about how to plan a bathroom renovation. If you want more advice on how you can upgrade your home for a quicker and more profitable sale, contact a real estate professional from Liv Real Estate today!