Home & Bath Remodeling Ideas That Keep Aging in Place In Mind
Bathrooms are one of the most popular choices for home renovations, as returns are consistently high and the project can be as large of an undertaking as you’re comfortable with. Below, we’ll cover the bathroom remodeling projects, both small and large, that’ll truly increase your home’s value.
Invest in New Plumbing Fixtures
Just as walking into a kitchen with old appliances is a turn-off, old fixtures instantly date an entire space. A switch as simple and inexpensive as a new faucet or showerhead can both update and complement the rest of your space. Fixtures are also a great way to incorporate personality and dimension to a traditionally all white space through unique bath faucets, lighting fixtures, or innovative showerheads.
Install a New Vanity
If you’ve already updated the plumbing fixtures, investing a little more into the vanity, including new cabinetry and sinks, can pay off in the long run. In considering quartz counter colors, marble and granite vanity countertops instantly make the bathroom feel luxurious and spa-like, and will be a great attraction for home buyers.
Repaint the Walls
This may seem self-explanatory, but if the walls show any sign of water damage or wear, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders. Better yet, you can probably complete this project quite easily (and inexpensively) on your own. If you’re painting with a resale in mind, opt for a neutral color that’ll appeal to a wide variety of buyers.
Upgrade the Flooring
New flooring isn’t exactly a DIY project, but it’ll pay off in the long run. Investing in luxurious amenities such as heated flooring gives the space a huge upgrade, and fresh new floors are a great investment.
Energy Efficient Appliances
Energy-efficient appliances are becoming more and more in demand, and the bathroom space is no exception! Energy-efficient toilets, sinks, and showers will bring you savings on your water bill, which is very attractive to home buyers.
Aging in Place Features
Aging in place bathroom designs include walk-in showers, lowes handrails, shower benches, and pedestal sinks, all of which are conducive to mobility concerns and restrictions as you age in your home. These additions will increase the value of your home and make it appealing to a wider range of ages (who doesn’t love a walk-in shower?!).
Add Amenities to the Master Bath
Making the master bath a little bit more luxurious and spa-like will add to the suite’s value. This could come in the form of heated floors, a Jacuzzi, or a steam or rain shower.
The bathroom is a great place to start when searching for a remodel that’ll truly bring you a return on your investment. Many of these projects can be done DIY style, or if you’re looking to make a larger jump you can call on the hands of a professional. No matter which project you choose to undertake first, you’re making an investment in favor of your property’s value.
Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.