From carpeted shower areas to faded brass knobs reflecting chipped tile, an outdated bathroom speaks volumes about the value and overall aesthetic of the home. Far surpassing the usual home focal points (kitchens and living rooms) in functionality, the bathroom is arguably the most important room of the house as it is where you prepare for the start and end of each day.
Upgrading and updating a drab bathroom is also a proven fruitful expense, as you can enjoy your new relaxing indoor spa even more, knowing that your investment will yield over a 100 percent return on investment. This is not limited to a complete gutting/remodel. However, smaller, less expensive fixes such as a fresh coat of paint, new tile, and the installation of a walk-in tub suited for all ages and mobility levels can also greatly increase the value of your home.
Luxury And Functionality
When considering just what features of your bathroom you would like to overhaul in your remodeling project, be sure that your primary focus is on functionality and not trendy luxuries. While aestheticism should always be considered when renovating any space in your home, it is possible to incorporate a design that translates into a more efficient, practical space for every member of your household. Spending your remodeling budget on fast-fading tile work that will soon become outdated or on trendy, bold paint colors that quickly lose demand is simply a waste of funds that can be better utilized elsewhere. Updating sinks, toilets, and tubs to provide a better bathing/cleaning experience within an overall modernized display will satisfy your immediate wants while appealing to future buyers.
Designing For The Future
When updating your bathroom, it is important to consider every member of your household’s current and probably future mobility level. While a claw-foot, high-lipped tub may offer that appealing historical accent, it’s of little value if it cannot be enjoyed now or in the near future. With the current instability of the real estate market resulting from the demonetization of ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes, home prices fluctuate, leaving many homeowners aging in their current home instead of searching the market for a different living space. Caregivers, individuals with excess weight, those with chronic health issues, and those with no certain plans to move from their residence should consider features that accommodate these changes in mobility.
A home remodels, no matter the room is an exciting time in which the same fixtures you see each day are transformed into brighter, more appealing components of your living space. However, with an area as essential as the bathroom, you must consider: the aesthetic, the staying power, the practicality, and the ease of access of your design.