Have you ever wondered what type of renovations on your Hamilton & Halton home would add the most money? Many home owners look for ways to add value to their homes through improvements. One of the best renovations for your buck is a bathroom renovation.
The Almighty Bathroom
Bathrooms of today have come a long way from the bathrooms of our parents and grandparents. There are so many options available for home owners: showers that “rain” on you, warm air hydrotherapy bathtubs, sinks that look like water worn boulders, all glass stand up showers, heated flooring etc. The nice part about bathroom renovations is that you can pamper yourself now and smile on your way to the bank when you sell, because homes with good kitchens and bathrooms are in demand! The one thing to keep in mind is to make sure it’s not TOO great. You don’t want to over renovate for your neighbourhood and spend more than the market will allow. It’s been shown time and time again, it’s tough to get your money back when you have the most expensive or most remodelled home on the street.
Explore and Plan
When doing a bathroom renovation it’s important that it fits the style and price range of your home and your family, and space restrictions. A great place to start is by product price comparison shopping. The great thing about the big box stores and bathroom speciality stores is you can see a lot displays and products in one place. You don’t need to skim through a catalogue to see what you like, comparison shop, and see if it will be in your price range. Some of the large stores even offer a design staff to help you on a “freebie” basis if you buy from them.
Lowe’s and Home Depot are useful if you are very price conscious. They have a fair amount of brands and products in different budgets. But it can also be fun to explore some of the avant-garde fixtures in some of the high end outlets, and then see if something similar can be achieved for less at the other stores. You would be surprised what you can get on a restricted budget these days. But if your bathroom is really important to you and if the budget (and the neighborhood) can take it, go for a truly luxurious spa of a bath.
Another thing to know is that simplicity is “in” today. I think it may be because life tends to be so rushed and complicated. Simplicity does not mean boring, far from it. The simple can pamper and provide great visual appeal. So you don’t have to worry about going over the top with lots of things. Sometimes simple is better! But ultimately, you need to be comfortable with your bathroom design.
So when you are ready to start, put together a plan within your budget and you are on your way. Improved bathrooms can actually add tens of thousands of dollars in equity to your home.
If you have done any recent bathroom or any other major renovations to your home and want to know how it’s increased the value of your home, let us tell you what it’s worth!
If you are thinking about doing a renovation and want to know which renovations are best suited for your home we can also help with that too!
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