bathroom remodeling tips

You’ve heard before that remodeling can improve your home’s resale value, and it’s true! In fact, remodeling your home’s bathroom can increase its resale value by over $10,000. Of course, if making money is your goal, it’s important to invest wisely in your home renovations. Let’s examine a few tips for remodeling your bathroom intelligently and on a budget so that you can reap the highest reward.

Bathroom Remodeling Tips for Home Sellers

Before you remodel, consider the following advice.

1. Find Out What Buyers Want

A smart renovation will cater to the buyers’ desires. Remember, you’re not remodeling for yourself but for the buyer. Do you know what buyers in Southern California want? Typically, they look for the following.

  • Water and energy savings. 

You probably heard about the drought. So did all the buyers. Between drought, DWP fines, water restrictions, and the inconvenient truth of climate change, most buyers see major appeal in low-flow sink faucets and showerheads. To cater to the buyer, replace every fixture with something low-flow.

  • Other environmentally-friendly options. 

Replace your light bulbs with energy-efficient models. And when buying materials like countertops or flooring, look for words like “recycled” and “reclaimed.” These recycled glass countertops, for example, are gorgeous and environmentally friendly. You might also consider replacing the bathroom window with an energy-efficient one that eliminates drafts and keeps the heat in when it’s cold and the heat out when it’s hot.

2. Add a Little Luxury

It’s a good idea to install something that will stand out in the buyers’ minds as luxurious. Give them a little “wow” factor. The spa tubs that were so popular a couple of decades ago are now out for what may be obvious reasons (they’re water hogs). So, how can you make your bathroom remodel stand out from the competition? We have a couple of suggestions.

  • Radiant heat floors. 

This feature warms your bathroom with gentle waves of radiant heat rising from the floor. It feels great on your toes, and hardly anyone has it, which makes it seem extra special to the buyer.

  • Extra storage space. 

No one has enough storage space in their bathroom. You can make your bathroom stand out by installing extra deep medicine cabinets and replacing the vanity with a model with extra drawers. While you’re at it, put some floating shelves on the wall and line them with baskets for holding goodies.

3. Make Some Cheaper Upgrades

After you’ve installed something major like a new vanity and recycled countertops, focus on making inexpensive changes that will make your bathroom look good to buyers without costing you a lot of money. Think of new paint to make the bathroom look clean and fresh, mirrors to make the space look bigger, and a couple of extra towel racks.

Other Things to Consider Regarding Modern Bathrooms

Modern bathroom design emphasizes functionality, sustainability, and aesthetics; the three must work together. If you aren’t sure where to start regarding trends, many homeowners gravitate towards minimalist, clean-lined styles. Neutral color palettes with occasional pops of color or texture typically sell well.

Additionally, freestanding tubs and walk-in showers make popular choices, often featuring sleek, frameless glass for a spacious feel.

If you want to spend more, smart technology like motion-sensor faucets, LED lighting, and temperature-controlled showers can significantly increase your home’s resale value.

Tashman Home Center

Now that you know how, it’s time to get started. Do you need paint and paint, decorative hardware, plumbing and fixtures, electrical and lighting fixtures, and power and hand tools? Then, come on into Tashman Home Center in West Hollywood. We are a full-service home improvement store comprised of three divisions: Hardware, Windows & Doors, and Screens & Glass. We provide contractors, building managers, homeowners, and people like you with over 20,000 quality, name-brand products. Stop by the store or shop online today!