When it comes to buying a home, bathrooms are the true deal breakers (or makers). Bathrooms that look run down or shabby are likely to put off buyers as they are difficult to look past. While the money spent on bathroom renovations may not be completely recouped in resale, bathroom renovations will inspire more offers and add up to 3% extra value to your home.
So, if you’re considering a bathroom renovation before putting your home up for sale, here are some tips for the best return on investment (ROI):
Replacing vanities can be expensive due the fact you have to replace not only the countertops, but also the faucet and sink, but vanities have a very high ROI. Even slightly outdated bathroom can be given a new lease on life with a lick of paint and a new modern styled vanity. Most homebuyers favour vanities that are a comfortable height and are topped with marble or other stone.
Outdated or grubby floor tiles are probably the biggest problem for older bathrooms and can be a real deal breaker for homebuyers. Replacing your flooring will go a long way to updating the entire look of your bathroom. If you have a tight budget opt for inexpensive porcelain or ceramic tiles. You can even opt for vinyl that is manufactured to look like wood or stone.
If you have two bathrooms and are updating the master suite, the current trend is to remove your bathtub and use the space to install a larger walk-in shower. Never remove all the bathtubs in the house as these are very valuable to families with children. If you have jet or whirlpool bathtubs you should replace these with a modern looking standard tub. Jet bathtubs are declining in popularity due to their higher maintenance and tendency to break down.
Looking for a bathroom renovator you can trust? At A Class Bathrooms we manage your whole bathroom renovation from start to end. Servicing both the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads, we can transform old and inefficient bathrooms into stunning, functional features.