Will a Bathroom Remodel Increase the Value of My Home?
Your bathroom is a valuable space in your home that you spend time in every day, making the functionality and amenities in this space fundamental to your daily life. So if you are considering putting your home on the market, but have been putting off a bathroom remodeling project, it could cost you more than you realize…
Not only can remodeling your bathroom increase your satisfaction with the space, but it can also save you money in the long run and add more value to your home. As we all know, most home buyers will have a set budget for how much money they are willing to spend on a house. If your potential buyers know that they won’t have to worry about additional maintenance costs, or spending money on upgrades themselves, they will be more likely to purchase your home.
That said, not all remodeling projects are created equal and bathrooms are spaces where buyers can easily tell if a remodeling budget was spent wisely – or not.
3 High Value Bathroom Remodel Ideas for Your Home
DRF Builders has years of experience and insider knowledge on home construction projects and our team is here to help you get the most return on your investment during a bathroom remodel.
Here are three bathroom remodeling ideas that can provide you the biggest ROI and help stretch your budget the furthest:
1. Updated Your Bathroom with Energy Efficient Plumbing Fixtures
It’s no secret that outdated plumbing fixtures will drive up your water bill, so updating these systems to be more energy efficient during a bathroom remodel should be a high priority. Upgrading your bathroom fixtures doesn’t just help you save money though, these enhancements can also be a big selling point for anyone in the market for a new home.
New plumbing fixtures are easy to spot even in listing photos and they can make an entire bathroom look more modern and inviting to potential buyers. Upgrading systems to be more water-efficient doesn’t have to take a big chunk of your remodeling budget either. Most of these features can come with low upfront costs and provide lasting value to your home.
High-efficiency showerheads, modern sink faucets, and low-flow toilets instantly add luxury to your space, reduce your maintenance costs, and conserve precious natural resources. What’s not to love?
2. Upgrade Your Bathroom Flooring
Life Tip: Don’t cut costs on the things that keep you off the ground! Investing your money in things like good shoes, good tires, and a good mattress is beneficial for your long-term health, comfort, and safety. This is true for your bathroom floors as well! Updating your bathroom floors can dramatically change the entire look and feel of the space and improve the utility and functionality of the room all at the same time.
First things first – if any bathroom in your home is carpeted, that has got to change. Permanent carpeting in a bathroom not only dates the room, but it can also harbor dirt, grime, and bacteria that will require tons of upkeep to keep clean and be extremely hard to sanitize.
Adding new wood flooring or bathroom tiles will instantly bring a more modern look to the room, and be way easier to clean and maintain. Most modern bathroom tiles will be installed with extra grouting that can also reduce the chances of slipping, and provide extra resistance to stains and mold.
Consider taking this project to the next level by opting for heated bathroom flooring. Adding radiant heated floors can keep your bathroom warm and cozy year-round for a luxurious feel any homeowner will appreciate on a chilly morning, or cold night. Even with a heating element, new flooring can be one of the most cost-effective upgrades you do during a remodel
3. Add Natural Lighting and Ventilation in Your Bathroom
Mold – every homeowner’s worst nightmare, and one of the biggest issues found in bathrooms. Humidity in a bathroom is unavoidable, and if this moisture is not properly ventilated from the space it will invariably lead to a mold and mildew issue. So while ventilation probably isn’t the most exciting part of a bathroom remodel, improving a poorly ventilated space should be a priority for any homeowner.
While adding a good fan to your bathroom during a remodel will also be a huge improvement, the most effective ventilation is natural ventilation. Strategically incorporating a window into your bathroom remodel project will naturally draw out harmful moisture, unpleasant odors, and improve the air quality in the space. Installing a window or skylight will also add a healthy and relaxing ambiance to the space and even reduce energy costs by providing natural light during the day.
Contact DRF Builders to Learn How a Bathroom Remodel Can Increase the Value of Your Home
If you are looking for home improvement projects with the best ROI, DRF Builders is here to help. Our team has over 12 years of experience designing and building spaces that add value to homes and provide a higher quality of living to our clients. We want to work with you on your next home remodeling project and create the living space of your dreams.