If you’re looking to increase the value of your property, then renovating the bathroom can be an excellent choice. A modern, sleek bathroom is a huge plus when the time comes to sell your home, so read on to discover some of the best ways to transform your bathroom from old-fashioned to major selling point!
Modernise the palette
Let’s start with the quickest, cheapest and easiest way to refresh your bathroom: change the colour scheme. We all have to spend time in the bathroom every day, so it’s best to make sure that it’s easy on the eye.
Older bathrooms often suffer from the worst decorating excesses of the 70s and 80s. If your bathroom is still an unpleasant shade of green, orange or brown, then the moment has come for a makeover. Yes, it’s time to get out the paint and move on. You may have grown attached to that violent purple colour scheme over the years, but that’s no reason to imagine that the next resident will feel the same way!
If you want to refresh the colours of your bathroom, it’s best to go neutral. White, cream, chrome and wood never go out of fashion, and make for a pleasantly unobtrusive background. Splashes of colour can still be added in the form of easily-removed objects like mats, towels and items of decoration – but keep the general look soothingly neutral.
Add more storage options
Have you ever heard anyone complain that their bathroom has too many cabinets? I didn’t think so. There are so many items that we keep in the bathroom that we’d rather not have proudly on display – medicines, hygiene products, the secrets of our beauty routine…
Again, this is an easy and cheap way to upgrade your bathroom. Add an extra cabinet, look for more effective or attractive storage solutions than the ones you currently have, and be sure to have some kind of waterproof unit within the shower itself for shampoos, shower gels and razors.
Bring your shower into the 21st century
After a couple of decades of use, showers really start to show their age. Even simply swapping out your old shower head for a modern new version can make a difference to your bathroom – but if you’ve got the time and the budget, putting in a completely new shower can have incredible results.
Check out the wide range of shower options on the market today. Digital, electric and power showers are increasingly common, but you can also consider something even more special, like a rain shower head or shower column. A new set of sleek shower doors can make your bathroom seem like a luxury hotel, and turn a prosaic shower into a talking point.
Double up on sinks!
For a truly luxurious touch, consider transforming your bathroom space with his ‘n’ hers sinks. This is one area where two heads really are better than one: a set of twin sinks don’t necessarily take up a lot of space, and your plumber may even be able to install a pair that use the same water pipes.
This is one renovation that requires precision. Your sinks should stand next to each other and look completely identical. A sloppy installation will completely ruin the effect, but with a bit of care, your twin sinks will be a fantastic addition to your bathroom.
The final option is the most drastic, but it can have some of the most striking results. Look into expanding your bathroom. If you have the space available, or you don’t mind shaving a bit of room from another part of the house, then a bigger bathroom really offers a taste of luxury, as well as providing extra space for more storage and a better tub or shower.
If you’re not willing to sacrifice bedroom space for a bigger bathroom, consider adding a second bathroom elsewhere. Even a half-bathroom, with just a toilet and sink for guests to use, is a great addition to your home that will provide a pleasant bonus to potential buyers when the time comes to sell. That’s particularly true if your home is spread out over two or more storeys – nobody wants to tackle a flight of stairs every time they need to spend a penny!