Story by Trends, 26 Jul 2017, 15:33:38
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If you've been mulling over a bathroom renovation, take a look at this article for some key things to keep in mind
If you’re staying, you can enjoy a modern, comfortable bathroom as long as you stay in the house. If you sell, a renovated bathroom is almost certainly going to add value to your home.
Let’s take a good look at some of the things to keep in mind when renovating.
Renovating to stay
If you aren’t planning on leaving your home anytime soon, there are a few things to consider with your renovation:
- Are your needs likely to change? If you’ve got children, a bathtub will likely be a necessity.
- Don’t go overboard with your renovation: Keep your additions simple.
If you’re about to sell and move somewhere else, here’s what to keep in mind if you’re thinking of renovating:
- Prioritise fixes over additions. Forget new cabinets for a moment; replace damaged fixtures and replace that leaky shower head.
- Keep it neutral. You’re not designing for yourself here, but for future buyers. Design for the widest possible market.
- Ask an expert. Consider getting in touch with a real estate agent. What are the current trends? What are buyers looking for in a bathroom?
How to get started
So you want to transform your damp, dilapidated bathroom into a modern masterpiece? Here’s how you get started.
Pull all of your ideas together
Take a look at the amazing bathrooms and powder rooms in our collections. Like that massive showerhead? Save the image. Want his and her sinks? Find a few examples and save them. In addition to helping you form an idea of what you want your bathroom to look like, a collection of your ideas is an extremely useful to a designer. They can distill your ideas into your dream bathroom
Decide how much you’re willing to spend
Whether you’re planning a massive renovation or just updating your shower, you’ll need to sit down and think carefully about how much you’re willing to spend. It can help to think of renovations as an investment – regardless of whether or not you’re intending to sell. To start, decide how you’re going to actually pay for the project. Then, review each item going into the renovation and try to find a price for it. This is a good way to eliminate costly, unnecessary extras.
Put a plan in place
With your ideas in hand and a budget mapped out, it’s time to speak to a designer and have a chat about timelines. The key thing here is figuring out what you’ll do while the bathroom is out of commission. If you’ve got another bathroom you’ll be fine, but you may need to pop around to a friend’s house for showers for a while!