A bathroom make-over can be a great way to improve the value of your home. That said, this type of project comes with many crucial decisions and each should be carefully considered to make sure that your bathroom renovation turns out the way that you envisage it to be and not a terrible disappointment.
First you would have to set a budget. We would recommend that you do a little research to check if your budget is realistic, sometimes people forget what the cost of tiles are nowadays.
Select the priorities in your project and dedicate your budget to those priorities. Do some comparative shopping, which will help you to keep within your budget.
Changing the position of the sanitary ware?
Remember when changing the position of the basin, toilet, shower or basin – plumbing outlets and inlets have to be taken into consideration. Depending on the position and where you would like these items to be relocated to, this could have a significant impact on your budget, in terms of both time and cost.
Is your bathroom fabulously old fashioned?
Figure out whether your bathroom is visually or functionally old fashioned. If it’s just visual, a few new tiles and a fresh coat of paint could leave your bathroom fresh and new. If it’s a functionality problem and there are damages, this is going to require a bigger budget and more time to for this type of renovation.
Will the investment increase your property value?
We suggest that before you start taking out a 2nd bond or your hard earned cash, that you examine the return that your investment is actually going to give you. If you plan on staying in your home for the next few years, then the renovation is likely to be for your personal convenience, in which case only your budget and imagination are your limitations.
When thinking long term, we would suggest that using neutral paint colours and classic fixtures as these don’t date and go out of style as quickly as the more modern and trendy type of fixtures and colours, which would only appeal to a select range of potential buyers.
A big round soaking bath might sound great for you, but potential buyers may be looking for something that is more economical when it comes to geysers and water consumption. Including a bath and a shower is always a good choice as this combination appeals to buyers who prefer either a bat or a shower in their bathroom.
Try and get an idea of what is available in your area. If the majority of homes have luxurious fittings in marble or granite, you may want to consider keeping in trend with the rest of the neighbourhood to retain a comparative value of your home.Contrarily, if the neighbourhood trend is laminate finishes, by installing marble might price your home out of the general market price range.