When it comes to buying a new property the bathroom is now a deciding major factor, and many home buyers rate it as only second to the kitchen.
If you’re looking to sell your home and want to make a reasonable profit, then it’s important to update that tired-looking bathroom and transform it into an eye-catching focal point that will attract potential buyers.
Make sure to read these handy tips and advice on how to profit from your bathroom renovation.
Keep it simple
It’s crucial to get the style of your new bathroom right so that it appeals to a variety of buyers, whether it’s a young couple or a family with children. The bathroom needs to be a place where you can relax and unwind, as well as being functional and practical too.
Opting for a white toilet and basin is a definite must as they blend in easily with any décor, and there’s an array of styles available to choose from ranging from the modern to the traditional. Also, choosing the right tiles and fittings can make a big difference too, and you don’t have to spend a fortune updating the bathroom, even replacing the sealant around the bath or basin and re-grouting tiles can freshen up the space.
Install a shower
Approximately 78% of people prefer to shower rather than bathe, so install a new shower to create a selling point. It’s always a good idea to keep the bath as most people like to have the option of having a bath or shower. A bathroom with a bath will also appeal to families with young children.
If you have the space, install a separate bath and shower enclosure, but if your bathroom is limited for room opt for a shower bath or fit a shower over the bath with a glass screen. For those who have a modern apartment that’s aimed at young professionals think about installing a shower panel to give the bathroom wow-factor.
Add an extra bathroom
Creating an extra bathroom or en-suite isn’t always possible, but if you do have the available space to do this up to an extra 9% can be added to the value of your home.
You must consider the amount of bedrooms that you have though as this wouldn’t be a great option for a house with two bedrooms, but would be a welcome addition to a four bedroom home. Converting an attic space is a popular way to add an extra bathroom, which is perfect for guests or children.
Create a touch of luxury
Opting for high quality finishing touches adds a touch of luxury to the bathroom, and helps to attract the bigger spenders. Think about installing a whirlpool bath or a freestanding bath for a stylish focal point, and choose contemporary basin and bath taps to enhance the overall look. A vanity unit also creates a selling feature, and potential buyers can immediately see where they can keep toiletries neatly stored away; opt for a white gloss or walnut finish.
Author: Liz Robinson