Without question, one of the most frequently used rooms in your home is the bathroom. Whether you have some black and white artifact from the early 80s or has the cool, neutral, spa look that is popular in so many contemporary homes, your bathroom is an important part of your home. If you’re thinking about updating your bathroom, here are some tips to keep in mind!
Experts recommend that you spend no more than ten percent of the total value of your home’s current worth on updates to your bathroom. If your bathroom has a completely different look and feel than the rest of your home, it can actually hurt your home’s resale prospects. To get the most for your money, consider converting a half bath into a full bath.
Your budget will determine how little or how much you can do. An entire bathroom redesign often requires removing and installing plumbing to change the layout of the appliances in the room, which can be a big factor in driving up price. To keep costs low, consider swapping out elements of your bathroom individually. Maybe you want to adjust the sinks from a single pedestal sink to a dual sink/vanity combination. Or you want to change the bathtub to one with a Jacuzzi. With bathrooms being one of the biggest selling points to a home, there are numerous options for you to choose from at your average big box store or specialty bathroom hardware store.
Bathrooms are especially prone to mold, which makes choosing your materials in a bathroom redesign extremely important. You want something that can withstand high levels of moisture and is easy to clean. Granite is a popular choice for that reason, but is also very expensive. A more budget friendly option is tile. However, consider getting larger pieces of tile rather than small ones, as it will mean less grout that you will have to clean.
With energy conservation a hot topic, especially throughout Maryland, consider investing in low-flow appliances. Whether it is a low-flow toilet, a tankless hot water heater, a low-flow showerhead, or something else, low-flow appliances can help conserve water throughout your home and reduce your water bill simultaneously.
With so many options to take into consideration, it can seem overwhelming, but remember! Designing your dream bathroom is about designing YOUR dream bathroom, so make it a fun experience!
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