From new flooring to an upgraded garden and a renovated kitchen to something as simple as brand-new internal door handles, there are plenty of ways in which you can add value to your property. Of course, it’s nice to make the effort in creating a pleasant place for you to live so that you can enjoy any improvements while you live there, but thinking ahead to a time when you might sell is always a good idea.
Said to add an extra 4 to 5% to the value of your home, upgrading your bathroom is attractive to potential buyers as it will be one less project for them to undertake once they move in, much like a kitchen renovation. When renovating any aspect of your property, you have the benefit of handy tools to use such as PPA valuation tools which can provide you with up-to-date estimates of the value of your home as and when you remodel.
As with any work you undertake on your home, it is important to make sure that it works well within the space you have and also if you are planning to sell at some point in the near future, ensure the décor isn’t too out of the ordinary – you won’t want to put interested parties off. When it comes to upgrading a bathroom to add that favourable 4 to 5% in value, it may surprise you to learn that there are plenty of mistakes that can be made which could deter buyers. Here, we are going to take a look at five upgrades to your bathroom that will certainly add value to your home.
Add another sink
Take inspiration from the five-star hotels of the world and create a double sink feature in your brand-new bathroom. Not only will this addition be pleasing on the eye, but it will also be very practical if you have multiple residents living in your home. A popular look for twin sink features is to install a unit that holds plenty of storage underneath, has space for two sinks as well countertop space for items you need to keep at hand, and one that looks the part for a stylish luxury bathroom too.
More space and storage
If you’re current main bathroom is a little short on space, then consider knocking down a wall and creating a larger bathroom to fit all of your dream items. A standalone bathtub and separate walk-in shower will fit in no problem as will your twin sink unit, and all the clever storage you need to tidy away those unsightly items that every bathroom holds. Consider creating a partition where you can place the toilet to the other side to create some privacy and don’t forget to allow as much natural light in as possible.
Don’t ditch the bathtub
It may be tempting to remove an old bathtub and replace it with a modern walk-in shower, but if you have room (see above) then why not have both? Or at the very least install a shower (make sure it’s powerful) over the bath so that you can enjoy the best of both worlds if creating more space isn’t possible. Standalone bathtubs are a fantastic feature to have in a bathroom and potential buyers will be attracted to this, even if the notion of a relaxing candlelit bubble bath is more of a distant dream than a regular reality.
Upgrade your bathroom with modern features
A sure-fire way to add value to any part of your home is to upgrade with modern features, and the bathroom is one of those rooms in which this endeavour really pays off. From backlit LED bathroom mirrors which give you just the right level of glow needed in a bathroom – no harsh lighting here – to integrated smart speakers, sensor panels, various lighting features, smart toilets, air jets and the like, modernising your bathroom is important.
Opt for neutral décor
There’s no harm in adding personality to your personal spaces, but as we mentioned above, if you’re hoping to sell at some point, make sure your décor isn’t too off-putting for likely buyers. When it comes to your bathroom, keeping it light and bright is a good plan, but that’s not to say that it has to be plain and boring. Neutral tones or a pop of colour or statement wallpaper are welcoming ways to decorate while a humidity loving plant will add another dimension to an otherwise practical room.