Home Improvements that Pay Off at Resale

Most homeowners don’t think about the resale value of their home when they decide to purchase it. However, your home is one of largest purchases you will ever make and a wise purchase will pay off when it comes to resale time.

In the hottest housing markets, springing for a kitchen or bath remodel is a sure-fire investment that often returns more than 100% of the cost. So, what exactly should you improve when you redo your bathroom? Walk-in showers have replaced whirlpool tubs as the must-have cleaning machine in bathrooms, says architect Steve Straughan, a partner in Los Angeles-based KAA Design Group. His clients will “forgo the tub to have a big walk-in shower” if they don’t have room for both. “Most people don’t have time to take a bath,” Straughan points out. “So a lot of time you’re giving away all that square footage for a tub that rarely gets used.” Source.

Also, according to Improvenet, “Most professionals in the real estate field recommend choosing a project that yields a hefty return. Bathrooms are a great remodeling choice. When home buyers look at a home, they always ask about the bathrooms.”

Here is a list of upgrades Improvenet suggests to start with:

  • Multiple sinks
  • Glass showers
  • Good lighting
  • Shower seating
  • Extra storage
  • Floating vanities

If you are considering upgrading your bathroom to improve your home’s value, give Jon a call. Chapman Custom Baths will help you pull together a quick custom bathroom upgrade, so you can not only enjoy your home now but also enjoy the return on investment when it comes time to sell.