Realtors and people who know about home values and restorations understand that kitchens and bathrooms often add the greatest value to the home. When people are shopping for a new house, they focus on a number of aspects, but kitchens and bathrooms are among the most important. In addition to making the home worth more and easier to sell, great bathrooms make your living space more comfortable and luxurious. If you are looking for a home renovation project that will add to the current and future value of your home, consider making changes in your bathroom. You can completely renovate the space or stick to smaller, more affordable changes. Regardless of how in-depth your renovation is, there are certain areas on which to focus. Begin with maintenance issues and deal with toilet repair or plumbing repair before moving onto other changes. In order to have a great renovation, everything must be working properly in your bathroom.
Once you know your bathroom is safe and everything is working, look to the tub and shower. Do you have any special needs to consider like getting in and out of the space safely? Now is the time to upgrade safety features if necessary. Also check the caulking in the tub and shower and replace old caulk if necessary. If you are installing a new tub or shower, or replacing the tub or shower surround, the installation professionals will deal with the caulking. If your tub has seen better days, but you are not prepared to replace it, there are paint products that can be applied, creating an aesthetically pleasing upgrade for a few years.
One of the most popular upgrades in the tub and shower area and throughout the entire bathroom is new tiling. Tile projects can be done by professionals or taken on by ambitious homeowners. There are limitless options when it comes to tiling and not only does the tile add color to the space, it can alter the look completely. Custom tile jobs are expensive, but they often attract buyers and help you feel like your bathroom is a special space.
A big problem in many bathrooms is lack of storage. While you are upgrading your bathroom, take the opportunity to add storage to the space for linens, bath products and cosmetics. The more storage you have in the space, the more organized your mornings will be and the better the space will look. Bathrooms can be relaxing, serene locations, but only if they are organized and not chaotic.
Finally, make the bathroom look great. Add a fresh coat of paint and some brand new accessories. Fluffy, colorful towels will brighten up the space as much as any other upgrades you make. A new area rug, a few carefully placed candles and a few wall hangings create a cozy, comfortable space in which to bath, relax and take care of body maintenance. Sometimes the only place in your house you can get alone time is the bathroom, so make sure the room is quality and a place where you want to spend time.