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Renovating your bathroom adds value to your home

If you are planning to sell your current home, one of the first things to think about is what modifications you can make to increase its value.

Modest renovations to a home almost always add value – “out with the old, in with the new” – but you probably never realised how important your bathroom could be to the process. In fact, a bathroom renovation can be just what you need to improve your home’s sale potential.

Invest in quality materials

The rule says that in order to make money, you need to spend money. If you decide to undergo a major renovation, do it properly and opt for high-quality materials and talented professionals.

Sure, it can be a considerable investment. But it will significantly contribute to the overall appeal of your house. You should explore quality materials that maintain their looks and physical properties over time because that’s what’s going to connect with your buyers. Marble, quality tile, chrome and even the right kind of timber can add to the value of your home.

Hire excellent craftsmen

Of course, it doesn’t matter how much you paid for the special tile you ordered from Italy, or how old and expensive the marble is, if the workers who install them do a poor job. Again, an investment is going to be required to engage an experienced team of professionals, but excellence in design and installation will be its own reward.

The people who are handling your remodelling need to be up to date with the latest techniques, materials, and trends. This way, you will ensure that every element will receive the attention and care it requires – and deserves.

Opt for a modernised but ‘safe’ design

New and modern is not always good, or at least, not over time – and buyers will recognise this. What’s hot and trendy right now might be horribly tacky in a few years’ time and all your hard pre-sale work, along with your investment, could down the drain.

The solution is to use new and modern materials and technology but stick to a more classic design. Use the chrome tapware and the expensive tiles, but maybe skip the voice-operated toilet and the blood-red accent wall.

Choose a neutral colour scheme

When you’re looking to increase the value of your home, you must keep in mind that you have to make it marketable. This means it needs to have strong appeal to as large an audience as possible so that you have a better chance of selling it at the best price.

A neutral colour scheme that is mild enough to appeal to most people will it makes it easy for them to imagine themselves living in your home. A strong colour or a daring design might cause them to reject it outright. Soft neutrals like beige, cream, blush or white make your space appear larger, more luminous, and more inviting.

For more ideas on increasing your resale value through bathroom renovations, be sure to call our talented smarterBATHROOMS+ team on 1300 662 838 or visit us at our showroom at 77 Salmon St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207You can arrange free in-home consultation where we can come to you and discuss your dream bathroom renovations.

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