Home renovations can be expensive, so before you pay out for a new bathroom you need to know the work will add value to your home as well as making it more comfortable to live in. Many renovation projects don’t add value, but a bathroom is not one of them. Even if you are not planning to move for a few years, it’s worth pointing out that a modern, stylish bathroom with the ‘wow’ factor can add around 5% to the value of your home. Even if it doesn’t add quite so much, it will certainly make your home easier to sell.
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There’s a lot you can do to a bathroom, but here are the five best remodelling ideas that are guaranteed to add value to your home.
Virtually everyone wants a shower these days, but a cramped shower cubicle won’t do. For maximum value, install a luxurious walk-in shower with an extra wide stone resin tray and glass panels. The bigger the shower, the more luxurious it will feel.
Soaking in a hot bathtub is the ultimate luxury for busy people. Most of us don’t have time to sleep let alone soak in a bath for half an hour, so when we can find the time, it’s nice to feel as if we are staying in a boutique hotel for the evening. Standalone baths are beautifully decadent. Roll top slipper baths have retro appeal, but freestanding baths can also be super modern and just as luxurious.
Floating Vanity Unit
Vanity units are the perfect combination of practical and stylish. They offer extra counter space for lotions and potions, plus under-counter storage cupboards. A vanity unit removes extraneous clutter and hides it out of site, which is perfect for smaller bathrooms. However, if you want to go the extra mile, install a floating vanity unity. This type of design is perfect for smaller bathrooms where floor space is sorely lacking.
Cold bathrooms are truly miserable. There is nothing worse than hopping out of the shower in the middle of winter and standing on a tiled floor, shivering. Bathrooms need a reliable source of heat, but while modern towel radiators look stylish, they don’t always heat the space very effectively. Radiant underfloor heating is perfect for bathrooms and something that can be installed at the start of a renovation project. Wet underfloor heating connects to an existing central heating system, but electric underfloor heating mats are a cheaper alternative. These can be installed beneath a tiled floor and are a major selling point in a modern home.
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Are you renovating an en-suite bathroom? If so, consider installing a glowing hearth in the wall between the bathroom and bedroom. Imagine how amazing it would be to soak in the tub with a blazing fire just a few feet away. And because it’s two-sided, you can enjoy the same spectacle from the bedroom.
Bathroom renovations only add value if you use a competent contractor, so make sure you hire a professional to work on your home, or the project could end up costing you a fortune in remedial works.