Bathrooms are an integral part of a house and being such an important aspect of a property, its value is directly attached to the value of the house. Having a clean and more importantly, a safe bathroom can make your lives much easier – safety-wise and property value-wise as well. Faulty hardware and faulty tile flooring can be a risk for you as well as potential buyers of the house. Here is a list of a few easy bathroom upgrades that can easily increase the value of your home, in case you are planning to sell it…
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Since bathrooms and toilets are areas that are exposed to water and moisture almost throughout the day, you need to keep the flooring and walls resistant to water. Over prolonged usage, the walls of the bathroom tend to fade and give a dull and dingy feeling. Dark bathrooms are not at all a safe place to be in. Therefore, as soon as you spot that your bathroom needs some redoing, plan to either repaint it or install wall tiles specifically made for bathrooms so that you don’t have to worry about repainting the walls again and again. Wall tiles are easier to clean if done on a weekly basis and are an even safer option as compared to wallpapers and painting.
To make the bathroom stand out, you need to pay attention to minor details like the hardware or fixtures that are of the most importance. Check if your shower heads, hand shower, taps, and faucet, pipes are all working fine. If they are not, it is either time to call your plumber or get it replaced with new ones. Rusty hardware and fixtures leave a bad impression on potential buyers and can impact your property sales.
Refacing the cabinets could get a little heavy on the budget but rest assured, it is an investment worth making. These are the little things that will instantly lift up the ambiance of your bathroom. Don’t forget to include the faucets, sinks, and countertops as they are a part of the whole package. Even if you ignore one aspect, the entire space will eventually fall flat.
These days, walk-in showers are the rule of the day. Modern bathrooms have a separate area for you to have a bath and a separate for your sink and commode – wet and dry areas respectively. To upgrade your bathroom, make space for a dedicated shower area and if you have a bathtub, give it a makeover. A dedicated shower space will ensure that only your wet space is wet, and the rest of the space remains dry. This in turn increases the longevity of the tiles and keeps the flooring from getting slippery.
If your bathroom has been in the flooring since its inception, it is calling for a change. A change in tile flooring in a few years is ideal but not necessary. It totally depends on your usage and maintenance. Since tiles themselves are low maintenance, you don’t have to dedicate so much time to keep them intact. However, a deep cleaning every once in a while is advised to keep any mould infestation away. Bathroom floor tiles are at risk of getting slippery after prolonged usage of water. Hence, replacing them with anti-skid and germ-free tiles will be a great addition to your bathroom upgrade.
Having had a look at how to upgrade your bathroom for better future returns, here are some of the characteristics of tiles that you absolutely can’t let go of!
1. Anti-skid: To keep the floor from getting slippery
2. Germ-Free: To keep away moisture-induced germs. These tiles are manufactured to keep germs at bay.
3. Low water absorption: This property helps the tile to remain longer and not let it crack or expand.
4. Durability: A good quality tile lasts you for years based on your usage and regular maintenance.
5. Highlighter: Highlighter tiles come with their own set of designs and patterns that make the space more engaging.
6. Better lighting and eco-friendly features: These make your bathroom well-lit and sustainable so that it also does its job of saving a bit for the environment.
Remodeling projects can significantly increase the value of your home and if non-negotiable spaces like bathrooms are taken good care of, then there is no reason to worry. Follow the procedure to make the space more safe and in line with the trends and time, you have a profit in hand!