Why Bathroom Remodeling Is as Popular as Ever

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Remodeling your home can be an investment in both time and money. According to survey, the main trigger for home renovation projects in 2015 was time (38%), with finally having the financial means coming in at 37%. Motivations for renovations can come from many different reasons, though many say a desire to stay in their current home (49%) and remaining in their current neighborhood (31%) are primary reasons for renovation.

Although many of the popular remodeling projects focus on the kitchen, the living room, or the master bedroom, the desire to remodel bathrooms–in particular, the master bathroom–is as popular as ever.

  • In a recent survey, 60% of respondents said they had plans to remodel their master bathroom.
  • 91% said they plan to install energy efficient toilets in their bathroom.
  • Remodeling bathrooms remain the top choice for 20% to 25% of the population.

If you’re thinking about remodeling your bathroom, it’s always important to start with the design. Here are two tips when redesigning your bathroom.

Get a Complete Picture

Lately, the trend for remodeling bathrooms has been to turn it into a spa. While there are many ways to do this, the cost can run into the tens of thousands very quickly. When starting any new remodeling project, it’s important to consider the cost of the project versus the value you will gain out of it.

Cost may not be in simple dollar terms, although that is the number most people will see. Cost of labor can run high as well. Even if you are doing the project yourself, that will mean many nights and weekends. Hiring a contractor may save you on time but will cost you more money. With all projects, a balance is important.

Think in Terms of Value Added

There are many materials that seem to go well with bathrooms. One of those is tile flooring. Tile flooring is a durable, resilient material that has been fired in a kiln, and as such contains a minimal amount of harmful compounds. It is also a very attractive flooring, especially in bathrooms.

Repainting can also add a great deal to a bathroom and requires minimal expense compared to other remodeling options. Changing the color or the pattern can reinvigorate a staid atmosphere and contribute to a spa-like feel.

There are many ways to replace fixtures. Buying new toilets, showers, and sinks likely give more reliability, while used toilets, showers, and sinks can lower the cost but at more risk. It is also possible to add more originality to a bathroom by finding creative uses for other household items, like new shelving for a creative way to stack towels.

Adding a new bathroom can raise your home’s value by as much as 75% of the project cost. With 24% of 25-34 year old men and women planning to purchase a house within the next two years, the time may be now to remodel your home, including your master bathroom.

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