If you have outdated plumbing, chipped and corroded fixtures, or a poor design layout, then it’s probably time for an extreme bathroom makeover!
While a full remodel can get expensive, the return on your investment will be substantial. According to CNN Money statistics, the average return on investment (ROI) for bath remodels is upwards of 100%.
When you are deciding whether or not to remodel, consider how long you plan to live in your home, or if you plan to sell it. If you will be living there for a long period of time, or even if you will be selling in 5 years, a bathroom remodel could make all the difference. The best thing about remodeling your bathroom is that you can select options that appeal to your personal taste, without detracting from the value of the remodel.
The key to remodeling for resale is SIMPLICITY. Keep the design relatively simple, beware of passing trends, and most importantly, add plenty of bathroom storage. Since you don’t know who may be buying your home in the future, it is best to stick with basic traits that anyone can appreciate. Not everyone appreciates the same colors though, so try to maintain color schemes and fixtures that won’t turn people away.
The most popular toilet-style these days is the elongated, comfort-height models. Newer toilets will not only make your bathroom more appealing, but they should also help reduce your water bill with better quality flushes.
Couples almost always prefer double amenities in their bathrooms, so that they can enjoy their own space. Many battles have ensued in relationships over counter-space, so make sure that all heights are a minimum of 33” from the floor, and if you can’t create more counter-top space, definitely create more storage space.
Always go for quality over affordability, and make sure that your faucets are simple, and preferably of matching finishes. Keeping fixtures and valves the same finish and brand can help bring a bathroom design together.
Over the last few years, airy shower stalls have become a popular choice. If you have a smaller bathroom, you will probably need to tear out an old bathtub to make space; if you remove the tub, make sure you have at least one other bathtub in your home.
Additional items to consider for your bathroom remodel:
People appreciate their privacy and prefer to have their toilets in a separate, smaller room, or even partitioned off, if feasible.
Everyone loves a good shower, but sometimes people need a good, deep soak. Unlike their noisier Jacuzzi-style cousins, a quiet soaking tub seems to be exactly what the doctor ordered. Opting for the jet-free style soak tub means that there is no pesky equipment to clean or maintain, which means a better price for you. You can even take your tub a step further and go for the walk-in tubs. These bathtubs come with a door for easy entering and exiting the tub, which is perfect for kids and the elderly, or anyone who might be wheelchair-bound.
Adding skylights and windows to a room can not only brighten it up, but it can help create the illusion of more space. Natural tones like pale browns or light greens will also help keep the room “opened up”; bright or bold colors will make the room appear closed in. If you want to liven up your bathroom, you could add bold accent items, such as bowls, hardware, and towels, as these are easier to change out when tastes change.
Water conservation is becoming increasingly popular, and increasingly necessary. When remodeling your bathroom, try to stick to water-saving fixtures, such as low-flow toilets, water-saving shower heads, and faucets with aerators.
Whether you’re looking for a spa day experience at home, or a more practical bathroom, go with the experts at Inland Empire Plumbing. Our design experts can help you plan the best bathroom to meet your needs and fit your budget, then our licensed remodeling specialist will make that design come to life.
When you choose Inland Empire Plumbing, we will do the job in a timely manner, and leave your home free of mess and debris.
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