You may have just bought a home, have been in your house for 10-20 years or are thinking of selling your home. Regardless of which stage you are at, there is a lot to take into consideration when deciding which room in your house will help get you the most out of its resale value. According to U.S. News “Investing in a bathroom remodel yields a 62 percent return…”
BankRate.com says it right, “Improving an existing, but outdated, bathroom is almost always a good investment,” says Finley Perry of F.H. Perry Builder in Hopkinton, Mass. “An up-to-date bathroom makes your home look like it’s been kept in good repair, and that’s what all prospective homeowners are looking for.”
You might be wondering what to update in a bathroom remodeling project so that you can enjoy it AND make the most out of its resale value when it comes time to sell. Below are a few recommendations…
Countertops: Invest in durable and sustainable countertops, such as stone. Stone is made of high quality material, provides a classic look and does not go out of style. In a master bathroom be sure there is ample counter and mirror space, as this is a feature most buyers look for.
Cabinets: Make sure to invest in high quality custom cabinetry – this will last for years and is the way to go if you like options. There are so many styles to choose from when it comes to custom cabinetry.
Light Fixtures: Determine the style of lighting fixtures you like most (modern, traditional or contemporary). Very popular today, are classic wall sconces. For ceiling lights, you can go with a unique chandelier to spruce up the look of your bathroom or if you want to keep it simple domed cover lights are a great option too.
Ultimately, if you are thinking of remodeling your bathroom to help with resale remember that it is important to make practical changes that buyers will like and can visualize themselves living in. It is also important that YOU are happy with the end result, so that you can enjoy the space before it’s time to move.