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:
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.