Here are the three most important elements to focus your budget on when remodeling your bathroom.
A SMart Investment
Bathrooms are a key selling feature in homes. If you're planning to renovate, think function, comfort, and storage to maximize space and create value. We cover three areas where spending a little more can yield a high return.
Bathrooms get used everyday. If you're doing a big renovation, take the time to sketch out a thoughtout floorplan. If you're updating your existing layout, there are still opportunities to add storage.
Allocate a portion of your budget for mid- to high-end quality storage solutions such as vanities, cabinets, shelving, and closets. Splurging here gives you functional furniture that will stand the test of time.
Whether installed in the shower, on the floor, or throughout the entire room, tile is a beautiful, low-maintenance material for the bathroom.
Tile can also be very expensive. For the majority of your space, opt for a budget friendly tile and splurge on decorative tile to create a border. This technique is often used to infuse texture or an accent color into the bathroom.
Customize your bathroom by installing an ornate border tile or a mosaic wall. This splurge is sure to add a wow factor.
Our best advice when it comes to choosing plumbing fixtures for the bathroom: don't comprise quality!
Pay attention to finishes, water flow capabilities, and materials. Higher-end fixtures will have quality gaskets, joints and pipes. Inexpensive models such as cheap chrome faucets, can peel over time, while some showerheads have plastic components that easily crack.