When thinking that the average person spends about a year and a half of their life in the bathroom, it’s quite clear why it is considered one of the main attractions of a house. It is also considered to be one of the top three aspects homes get judged by visitors. And no one wants to make a bad impression. Health professionals also highlight the link between good health and infection-free and a clean bathroom.
Another benefit of taking care of bathrooms lies in the boost it can potentially give to house value. When looking at most likely to pay for themselves home renovations, kitchens and bathrooms rank highest, according to an Appraisal Institute of Canada survey. Bathroom renovations are likely to increase property value between 75% and 100% of what was invested, depending on the type of work undertaken. Customizing it to be environmental friendly adds another 10%.
Even something seemingly trivial as bathroom fixtures can contribute. In 2017, Global News has surveyed Canadian real estate experts in an aim to find low-cost renovations with the biggest return on investment. As expected, bathroom renovations made the top in the fourth place. With an approximate $500-$750 invested in fixing up the small stuff such as sinks, faucets, shower heads, ventilation system or lighting, the return is estimated to at least $5,000. Just imagine how much that number can increase if the owner has a flexible budget and the possibility to chip in with a bit more.
When discussing full renovation, it’s important to know where the budget will go. Probably the most expensive part of a bathroom upgrade is new bathtub particularly if it involves switching from a shower cabin. However, it will be equally rewarding in terms of comfort and as well property value increase. For new bathroom sinks, consumers can choose from a variety of options from standard bowl sink, a stylish pedestal sink or a fashionable vessel sink. And the list goes on. Regardless if the plan is to sell the house any time soon or not, it’s hard not to feel tempted by this.
For those who do decide to go for it, having a hands-on team of experts to help is key. AK Solutions servicing the Greater Toronto/Hamilton Area from Ancaster to Clarington has a proven record of successful projects that exceeded customers’ expectations. The main things a person should be looking for when renovating their bathroom form the basis of their commitment: ensuring energy and water efficiency, eliminating the risk of mold and moisture buildup, guaranteeing full functionality and carefully following the preferences and design ideas of clients.