Home Improvement

4 Bathroom Upgrades That Add Value to Your House

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A bathroom makeover is one of the best home improvements you can do to help sell your Louisville home.

Are you looking for ways to improve your home while enhancing its appearance and value? Updating your bathrooms is a great place to start.

Bathroom upgrades are not only something you’ll enjoy having — they’ll also be attractive to potential homebuyers. Bathroom remodeling projects can range from sprucing up outdated or damaged pieces to full floor plan modifications to make better use of space.

Whether you decide to update a few features or overhaul the entire room, here are a few bathroom upgrades that add value to your home.

Shower or Bathtub Replacement

When you scrub your old bathtub or shower, does it still look dirty when you’re done? Replacing an old bathtub or shower instantly gives your bathroom a fresh, clean look. Use your creativity and browse shower ideas online to find options that offer practical functionality and beautiful, modern designs.

For full showers, consider features such as textured tile, built-in shelves, and a glass door for a sleek appearance. Tub and shower units can be prefabricated or customized using the materials you’d prefer. Choose special features or fixtures for your tub or shower to add elegance or modern appeal to your new bath or shower remodel.

Bathrooms are also an important room to upgrade if you have older family members living with you. Consider adding safety bars in showers and near toilets, installing non-slip tiles, and making counter heights lower. These universal design concepts add functionality and value to your home.

Vanity, Counter, and Sink Replacement

By simply replacing an old vanity and counter, you can take a drab bathroom with little storage and make it a haven. Complete the vanity remodel by installing a new sink to match.

As you think about the design of your vanity and counters, consider new styles and options to improve storage. Though simple and traditional bathrooms are always in style, floating vanities are becoming a popular modern option, or maybe you prefer antique wood or clean, white cabinets with a furniture appearance.

Explore your options for tile or granite counters to add elegance and charm. If space allows, consider adding a second sink in a master bathroom for his-and-hers. Choose fresh new fixtures to accentuate your new vanity and sink.

A new vanity, counter, and sink may be just the upgrade your bathroom needs.

Floor Plan Modification

A full remodel to your bathroom increases your home’s value, but modifying the layout to make better use of space may mean the relocation of plumbing and electrical systems.

When making significant changes to your bathroom floor plan, you’ll want to work with experienced architects and contractors. Choosing an experienced and reliable contractor ensures professional project management, quality craftsmanship, and timely completion of your bathroom remodel.

Improve the lighting

When you’re preparing for your workday or getting ready for a fun night out, the bathroom is where most of the primping and prepping occur. Whether you’re shaving your face or putting makeup on, it’s helpful to have good lighting to get the job done. Most bathrooms only feature an overhead source of illumination that doesn’t provide great lighting.

Consider improving the lighting with something more radiant—such as light bars on either side of your mirror. Side lighting provides better illumination than you get from lighting above your head. Another trend that helps save money is to replace harsh fluorescent fixtures with fixtures that accept LED bulbs. These bulbs are cost effective, environmentally friendly, and do not burn out as quickly as other bulbs.

Bathroom renovations are a great way to add value to your home and make your livable space more enjoyable and functional. If you’re looking to make upgrades to your bathroom consider some of these great bathroom ideas!

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