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To increase the value of your home home for sale, one of the best projects to tackle is a bathroom remodel or the addition of a second bathroom. Money spent on a bathroom remodel has a national average return of 90%. The bathroom is seen as a true necessity and potential buyers will be thoroughly impressed with a quality remodel, even one done on a tight budget.
While it’s easy to get carried away with jetted bath tubs, marble countertops, stone tiles and fancy shower heads, it’s not really necessary to go overboard on a bathroom remodel for the purpose of enhancing a homes’ resale value. To effectively enhance the value of your home for sale, stick to the basics and stay true to high quality.
If your home already has multiple bathrooms, the biggest opportunity to increase value is in the master bathroom. If your home only has one full bathroom, consider the option of somehow adding on another full bath. For a potential homebuyer, a two bath home will most likely win out over a similar home with just one bath.
Home buyers are looking for bathrooms that are clean, functional and up-to-date. The first step to help evaluate your baths potential is to give it a thorough cleaning. Once sparkling clean you can clearly see what needs to be repaired, updated or completely remodeled. Increasing the value of your home for sale, or FSBO property, with bathroom updates can be a win-win for both buyer and seller.
For a bathroom that just needs a few minor enhancements you may want to consider bringing in a professional to clean discolored grout or to refinish a grimy bathtub. Beautiful vanities complete with marble countertops and under-mount sinks can be purchased from a wide variety of home improvement stores and numerous popular retailers. Finish it off with a shiny faucet, a beautifully framed wall mirror, updated light fixtures and coordinating cabinet hardware to bring it all together, and you’re bathroom update is almost done! Add in some simple accessories to coordinate with a neutral and soothing paint color. Artwork, towels and even a shower curtain can add a lot of style for a small investment.
If you’re bathroom needs more than just a little spruce up, consider all your options. You may want to reorganize the space to include a separate tub and shower combination or you may be able to add in a double vanity. Both of these bath features are highly desirable to potential homebuyers, especially in a master bath. For a larger scale bathroom remodel you still don’t have to spend a bundle. Basic yet timeless options such as bright white subway tiles, simple chrome fixtures and ample storage spaces will help create the perfect bathroom on a budget.
As with any remodel, it’s important to stay on budget so make a plan and stick to it, yet be prepared to make adjustments along the way. No remodeling project ever goes exactly as planned to it’s vital to have a small cushion of dollars set aside for the unexpected. With a few easy steps your new bathroom will help your home live up to its full potential.
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