A bathroom remodel can add significant value to your home. Though kitchens remain the number one selling point of a house, many aspiring homeowners agree that the number and quality of bathrooms can significantly increase a home’s desirability. If you’re looking to increase the value of your home, invest in bathroom remodeling. To make the most of your investment, consider making the following bathroom upgrades.
1. Fresh Paint
Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint can go a long way toward enhancing the look and feel of any small space. The right paint color can make a small bathroom or powder room feel larger, add personality and cover up unsightly blemishes, such as water damage and mold spots (though, you don’t just want to hide the latter problems but actually fix them as well).
2. Vanity Upgrades
A new vanity can take an outdated bathroom and help it to feel instantly modern. It can also make a bathroom more functional as it can increase storage space and countertop length. If you have enough room in your bathroom remodeling budget to replace the old vanity with a new one, it may pay off to do so.
3. New Flooring
Though a somewhat sizeable expenditure, new flooring can instantly change the look and feel of a bathroom, regardless of the room’s size. Depending on the type of material you go with, new flooring material can cost anywhere from $2.50 to $4.00 per square foot. If you really want to elevate the space, however, consider installing heated tiles. Though pricey at between $5.00 and $8.00 per square foot, they are well worth the investment, especially if you live in a colder climate.
If you don’t have the budget for a full-scale bathroom remodel, or if your bathroom is updated but ho-hum, add some personality with accessories. Doing something as simple as swapping out your drab shower curtain and bathmat with a set that is fun or chic can give any bathroom instant personality. Add some art to the walls and maybe invest in a new soap dispenser and you have yourself an entirely new bathroom.
It doesn’t have to take much to update a dated bathroom. Consider making the above changes to instantly transform these private spaces in your home.