“Should I re-do my bathroom?”
This is one of the questions I get the most from people interested in selling (right after paint color and kitchen reno). If the bathroom is outdated, my general answer is “do what you can afford.” The market is so hot right now that an outdated bathroom wouldn’t keep someone from buying, but a little upgrade would definitely add value to the home.
According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2020 Cost vs. Value Report the average national return on investment is 64%, making it one of the best upgrades for resale value.
Now, it doesn’t have to be luxury but a few basic upgrades can really make the space look more modern and inviting. If my clients are on a tight budget, my favorite recommendations are:
- upgrading the hardware (drawer pulls, knobs)
- new mirror(s)
- upgrading fixtures (lighting and faucets), and
- fresh paint on the walls and cabinets (obviously, this always tops my list) 🙂
If you have a little more money to work with, I like to suggest:
- new vanity
- new flooring
- add or update tile in the shower and/or a backsplash, and
- my personal favorite, a gorgeous, soaker tub!
The great thing about a bathroom upgrade is that you don’t have to do it all. Pick a few items that you can afford (painting is always a top priority) and then do what you can with what you have.
Enjoy the process and get that space ready to sell!