When you remodel a bathroom in your home you can recover a large percentage of what you spend on the remodel when you sell your house. The added value can be the difference in whether you sell your house or not.
Before you remodel a bathroom there are some things you should do before you start,
- Measure and Examine Adjoining Rooms
Take accurate measurements of the bathroom and all adjoining rooms. Check for common walls and put your ideas and measurement down on graph paper. Determine if you can make use of closets or adjoining rooms to make your bathroom bigger if that’s what you want. Determine if the loss of closet space is critical to the use of the room that loses it.
- Once you have the measurements accurately down on the graph paper determine where the fixtures will be placed. There are many options to choose from when considering fixtures. Determine how much counter space is desirable and if that space can be accommodated by shelving or other storage items.
- You can make use of the virtual room designers that you find on the web and create what you want and easily make changes to your design.
- Consider alternative shelves such as box shelving, medicine cabinets, corner shelving and over the toilet shelving to store accessories and items that you may want to keep out of sight.
Anyone can plan a bathroom remodel with the tools that are available. Accuracy is essential, so it’s important to have your design reviewed by a professional before work is started.
Bath remodels and kitchen remodels generally provide the most return on investment of any remodel you can do. A complete bath remodel can return anywhere from 80 to 100% of investment when done correctly.
So when it comes to a bathroom remodel it pays to plan it carefully and use quality materials to enhance the return and make a space that you enjoy.
In summary, always pre-plan using common sense and the help of all available tools to assist you.
Seek the advice of a professional before you start any work so that you can make sure you didn’t forget something important.
If you want information on the return on investment in your area of the country simply ask a realtor from your neighborhood and they can provide you with a good ballpark figure.
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