When it comes to adding value to your property, the experts in real estate will agree that to capitalize in the bathroom and kitchen almost certainly guarantees profitable returns.
If you’re considering making your home appealing to potential buyers, then one of the first places to start is in the bathroom. With countless accessories and appliances on the market, making a decision that will ultimately allow you to reap the rewards is daunting.
When it comes to bathroom design, what is it that most people want? Would choosing a spacious whirlpool bath above a traditional bath be financially beneficial in the long haul?
Wouldn’t designing your bathroom be a much easier task if you were armed with a guideline of what potential homebuyers are looking for? If you’re going to design your bathroom get it right the first time around to avoid flushing away your hard-earned money.
From as far back as the 1960s much focus was placed on bold color in the bathroom. Patterned wall tiles of nautical creatures and over-the-top colours were the trend, along with plastic. Plastic bathroom décor was the craze, from bold orange, olive green, mustard yellow and chocolate brown coloured toothbrush, soap and towel holders, to thick patterned plastic shower curtains that screamed colors of the boldest nature.
Nowadays, many people are in search of modern, sleek designs that don’t have clashing bold colors displayed. One thing is for sure, the more simplistic, the better. Instead of mixing oranges and greens, try more complimentary colors like white and gray or white and dark brown cabinets.
So, when designing and decorating your bathroom keep those dark colours at bay, consider white suites, and opt for chrome fixings and furnishings instead of flashy gold.
When planning the design of your bathroom, one of the most important aspects to consider is placing a shower. Some bathrooms don’t have adequate space to include a shower cubicle, so assess your options. Consider installing a shower over the bath if space is limited.
If you have chosen a shower over the bath, then think about placing a fixed glass screen instead of a shower curtain. It may cost a little bit extra, but most people preferred a fixed glass screen to a shower curtain.
Choosing Your Bathtub
Contrary to common belief, adding a whirlpool bath to increase property value doesn’t always do the trick. So, if you’re contemplating selling your property, try to avoid purchasing a whirlpool bath in the hopes of gaining additional profit. Base your decision on what compliments your property and wallet the best.
Try to avoid the urge to place carpets on the bathroom floor. When choosing your bathroom flooring, tiles are the favored option, but if the budget is tight, then vinyl flooring won’t let you down.
Apart from the flooring, make sure your windows look appealing. When it comes to dressing your bathroom windows, steer clear of those bathroom nets and fabric curtains. Implement either blinds or “frosted” glass.
Keep It Clean
If you are planning to put your home on the market, inspect your bathroom for those small generally unnoticed flaws, like mold on the silicone sealant around the bath, and even on your shower curtain if you have one. Potential homebuyers may notice these small faults, which could send then running!