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Adding Value to Your Home with a Bathroom Renovation

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We spend a lot of time in the bathroom, and this is why you should not be afraid to invest some money in bathroom renovations. The best thing about this investment is that it will pay off when you choose to sell the house. Here are some ways you can add the value of your home with bathroom renovations: 

1. Increase Space

Bathrooms are usually very small. You can increase the resale value of your home by extending your bathroom slightly. However, be careful not to reduce the space in another room as you try to widen your bathroom since this could actually hurt the value of your home. In many cases, you will not necessarily need to physically extend your bathroom walls. You can simply rearrange the items in the bathroom to create more space. You can also set up a new bathroom in a separate part of the home.

2. Increase Storage

You should also consider increasing the storage space in your bathroom. Bathrooms usually have a lot of stuff to store, and all of them should be kept in a neat and decluttered way. One way of increasing the storage space in your bathroom is by installing a corner cabinet. This cabinet should be used to store toiletries and linens. You can easily install new cabinets in your bathroom on your own. You just need to attach it to the wall studs, and then finish the process by moulding the floor. If you don’t want to bother with the installation process, you can use ready-made storage units.

Another alternative would be to build
cubbyhole shelves. The empty spaces between the wall studs can be used as cubbyholes for your shelves. In many homes, these shelves will not be very deep because of the items on the other side of the wall. However, you can still save space by storing some of your items on the shelves.

3. Improve the Lighting

You can consider expanding your window slightly to let in more natural light. At the same time, the room will receive more air flow and will be considerably more comfortable. Besides the windows, you can adjust the mirrors and light fixtures to create an illusion of warmth and space. Your bathroom should also have dimmers since users should have the capacity to adjust the lighting to their preferred level. Essentially, the bathroom should be relaxing and spa-like.

The first light fixture you should consider is the ceiling-mounted or recessed lighting overhead. This is meant for general illumination of the room. Above the mirrors or sconces, you can add some task lights that will illuminate the vanity area. Your task lights should always be symmetrical so that the vanity area is evenly lit.

4. Install a Second Sink

People who have had
two sinks in their bathrooms always find it challenging to live with a single one. This is why homes with two sinks are priced higher than those with single ones. If you and your spouse have overlapping schedules, the second sink can save you a lot of time. You will be surprised to learn that you can install a second sink without having to get a new drain. You may not even have to hammer through your bathroom wall. It is worth noting that if you are creating a new vanity area, the new sink will need a new drain.

A second sink can raise your property value, but you should be careful not to reduce the storage space significantly. A new sink will reduce your counter space, and the extra plumbing underneath will also reduce storage space. It is important to factor in your storage needs before you install a new sink.

5. Modernise Your Shower

If you live in an old home, it is likely that your shower is outdated. You can start by changing your showerhead. Modern showerheads come with many different settings that can make your experience in the shower relaxing. You should also change the curtain design to give your bathroom a personality. Besides the curtains, you can install a screen or sliding glass door. Such improvements are affordable and will pay off when you sell the home.

Conclusion

The state of the bathroom will hurt or raise the value of your property. For this reason, you can consider making the renovations mentioned above.


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