14 / March / 2017
Why Furnishing Your Bathroom Increases Home Value
If you're planning a move, redecorating and renovating may understandably be some of the last things on your mind. You've got more important things to think about, right? In reality, this is one of the best times to tackle a renovation job. The better your house looks and functions.
“ Spare bathrooms can be tucked away in a little-used part of the house, such as the basement. Alternatively, many half baths are tucked into an entry hall or placed strategically on the first floor for convenience.”
Why It Matters
There are two main reasons why a home with a newer bathroom will draw a higher selling price. The first is rather obvious – it's a crucial element of any house. Nobody wants to deal with a leaky faucet or a bathtub with cracked sides in their brand new home. The next reason is more psychological, but it has a firm basis in reality: A homeowner who takes good care of their house is attractive to buyers.
If you come across as a person who cares about your home, a buyer will naturally assume that you've taken good care of it; making repairs when needed, and generally staying on top of maintenance. A poorly kept bathroom communicates a sense of neglect. Small details like poor lighting will catch a buyer's eye and mentally drive down the price they are willing to pay.
On the other hand, a well-kept, up-to-date and well-maintained bathroom screams the opposite. It says that you care about your entire home, and are willing to go the extra mile to keep it in great condition. Who wouldn't want to buy a home from a seller like that?
Key Pieces for Top Dollar
First and foremost, be sure to invest in a quality bathtub. The relaxation benefits of unwinding in a hot bathtub after a long day cannot be understated, and will help prospective buyers see themselves living comfortably in your residence.
Your shower should be next on the list. Replace anything which is cracked, clean and (if necessary) touch up grout, and replace any dated faucets and handles. If you just can't get your shower or tub in great shape, consider purchasing a one-piece surround as a quick fix.
Don't Neglect a Spare Bath
Spare bathrooms can be tucked away in a little-used part of the house, such as the basement. Alternatively, many half baths are tucked into an entry hall or placed strategically on the first floor for convenience.
If your spare bath looks dated, follow the same upkeep and updating guidelines you would for a main bath. If possible, upgrade by installing a small shower stall or a tub. These upgrades are relatively inexpensive, but add up to big value when it comes time to sell a home. After all, who doesn't like extra convenience?
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