Whether your motivation is to enhance your usage experience
or to enhance your home’s resale value,
a bathroom remodel project is one of the best investments a homeowner
can make. In terms of maximizing the benefits, few can argue that renovating
your bathroom will offer the most bang for the buck in terms of payback when it
comes time to sell while allowing you the extra comfort and enjoyment while you
are still in your home.
Much like a kitchen, the bathroom tends to be one area where
potential home buyers have strong emotions. A functional and stylish bathroom
can literally make or break the deal when you put your home on the market. But
resale potential is not the primary reason to consider your bathroom
renovation. Sure we all would like as much money as we can get, but why not
enjoy your home to the fullest while you are still in it? Plus, with the
economy in a down trend, more and more people are choosing to spruce up their
existing homes instead of moving to a new home. You can save a lot of money by
remaining in your home and simply improving it instead of moving. For the long-term,
that decision makes a lot of sense financially.
Your renovation project can be as simple or elaborate as you
desire. It is amazing what a new mirror and a new coat of paint can do for a
bathroom. If your budget and energy allows, you can get really ambitious and
knock out walls, install a new tub or shower, add new cabinets, and a number of
other things. The only limit to your project will be budget and imagination.
Before you begin any project, you need to plan carefully.
the last thing you want to do is begin a bathroom renovation that renders it
useless for weeks because you didn’t realize the impact of changes you made or
because you ran out of funds before you finished. The best way to avoid these
types of planning mistakes is to use the services of a professional contractor.
A professional will know the process, know the right subcontractors, and be
able to steer you towards a successful completion. If your project is
relatively small, then you can probably do it yourself without any help. But
when pipes need to be moved or electrical outlets need to be moved, unless you
really know what you are doing, do not attempt these types of tasks by
yourself. Always leave these types of jobs to the professionals.