- Don’t sacrifice form for function. When beginning a bathroom remodel, make sure that you don’t get so caught up in how it looks that you end up losing the functionality and convenience of the space. It is important not to forget what the room is actually used for.
- Consider the size of the bathroom and plan accordingly. This applies to color schemes (smaller bathrooms need lighter colors than larger ones), lighting methods (recessed versus hanging fixtures, windows, skylights, etc.), tile size (smaller tiles work better in bigger spaces), and storage options (bigger or smaller shelves, how far vanities and counters come out from the walls, etc.).
- Don’t get too trendy. Unless you want to remodel your bathroom frequently, don’t allow yourself to get too caught up in what is “hot” for bathrooms right now. Buyers typically want a design that is not too complicated and that will not be out of fashion in six months. When in doubt, go for a more basic design.
- Make sure that your home can handle what you want to do. Before you consider changing to big soaking tubs, spas, or spacious walk-in showers, make sure that your home can actually support the load (as these often weigh much more than a regular tub or shower) and that there is enough space available to install without extensive retrofitting. Otherwise, you may end up spending much more than you bargained for.
- If you are on a budget, recognize that small touches can make a big difference. Sometimes something as simple as changing the plate on the light switch, changing out the hardware on the cabinets and drawers, or adding some shelf paper can brighten and update a bathroom significantly without being a major investment.
These tips can help to make your bathroom space more appealing to potential buyers or, if you don’t plan to sell, make it more appealing to you.
If you would like more information or tips, contact Doug Erdy Group today!