Bathroom Renovations | Adding Value to Your Property with a Renovation

When renovating your house, the bathroom should be one of your main priorities.

Recent homeowner renovators estimate they've added thousands to the value of their dwelling. A well-executed bathroom renovation is widely considered to improve the value of home significantly.

Of course, when it comes to the cost of bathroom renovations, it does depend on the current bathroom and precisely what you want to include in your remodelling. Even if you decide not to do a full-scale renovation, it’s important to fix existing problems.

Damp or water damaged floorboards will need to be replaced, and no amount of renovations will hide that from an inspection. Knowing there is an issue that needs addressing is enough to deter buyers from making an offer or will encourage them to offer less than the asking price. Taking care of these small fixes can save you money in the long term. ​

Besides, it is worth considering what sort of buyer you are most likely to attract. By way of example, if you're currently selling a large, family home, it's possible the buyers will be a family or at least considering the prospect of starting one soon. Because of this, they may want a shower for the adults and a bathtub for the kids. If your prospective buyers are likely to be a busy professional couple, a dual sink set up may be the feature they are searching for so that they both could get ready at the same time.

If you are renovating a bathroom, you may wish to tile the entire room (floor to ceiling). Although a small cost, it can make a significant impact on the resale value due to the aesthetic it creates. However, use your judgement here. In a smaller setting, such as a studio or apartment, it simply may not be worth the cost. The same is true for fixtures and fittings – when selecting options such as marble and granite, chrome towel racks or heated toilet seats, be mindful to not overcapitalise.

In a larger space (3 bedrooms or more) and space permits, you might consider including a bath. Baths are great for value, especially if your resale target market are families. Top tip: don’t install a combined shower and tub, these are outdated. The only time we would recommend this is in houses where we are working with mobility restrictions. In a similar vein, shower curtains are not acceptable, regardless of how modest your home is. Glass shower screens are the best way to go, particularly frameless shower screens.

Selecting a colour scheme can be taxing, but always bear in mind that a neutral colour scheme will allow future homeowners to incorporate their own splashes of colour with accessories and linens. The exact same is said for adding fittings and light – keep them as neutral as possible.

It's essential to maintain modern bathroom standards - install adequate lighting (LED) fan and heating unit, integrating mixer taps for both vanity and the shower space, as these are hugely popular. Storage storage storage, the biggest problem we often see is insufficient storage in a bathroom space. Ensure there is enough.

Remodelling a bathroom will add beauty and value to your home. Make sure your bathroom will be both a functional space smart investment – Geelong Bathroom Renovations can help guide you to build something that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. Give us a call today to discuss your next project​

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