10 Bathroom Upgrades That Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home, but it’s also one of the most neglected. This room can be a place of relaxation or an area that causes stress and anxiety, depending on what you do with it. But there are many ways to make this space more beautiful and functional for daily use and to increase home resale value. Here are 10 simple upgrades that will increase the value of your home:

Replace old fixtures

This is an inexpensive way to revamp your bathroom without breaking the bank. Replacing old faucets and toilets can give that “new home” look. The return on investment for this project is high because you will see gains in both the short term and long term.

Add functional storage

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Every bathroom needs a good storage solution. You can add cabinets or drawer systems, or you can have built-in shelving for a more custom look. A little addition of under-the-sink space will help increase your storage and make it seem like a bigger room.

Improve lighting

Not being able to see well in the bathroom is a major source of stress. If your lighting is dim, upgrade it to something brighter and better for daily use.  Putting lights on a dimmer switch is also more energy-efficient.

Address water damage

Water that has seeped into the bathroom can cause major problems.  It usually means that there is some sort of problem with its plumbing, so you should have it checked out. And if the damage isn’t too bad, you can always fix it yourself with some repairs and reglazing.

Add tiles

Adding small tiles or mosaics to the floor, shower walls, and countertops can increase your bathroom’s value. Or you could do something more elaborate with larger tiles for a custom look. Large-scale tiling projects are perfect for weekend DIYers or those who want to save some money on labor costs.

If you have existing tiles, regrouting is a quick and cost-effective way to freshen up the room.

Replace the vanity

Replacing an old vanity can give your bathroom a fresh, new look. Again, this is another quick project that will drastically improve the space’s finished value for when you sell your home in the future. Replacing cabinets and sink fixtures requires some carpentry know-how, but it’s not difficult.

Or just the countertop

If you don’t want to replace the whole sink and cabinet, just reglaze it. It will give your countertop a new lease on life and make it feel like new again.

Countertops can be made from many different materials such as wood, stone, concrete, tile or granite. The most common types of countertops are laminate, tile, stone, concrete and solid surface.

A new countertop can provide a fresh look without breaking the bank. This is also easier for DIYers who aren’t very skilled with tools or carpentry projects.

Add a new soaker tub

Another simple way to improve the value of your home is by adding a new soaker tub. You can personalize it with color, size or even multiple jets for an upgraded bathing experience. A bathroom’s resale value increases dramatically when they have this option. So if you don’t currently have one, go ahead and replace that old tub with a soaking tub that will make you and your future buyer happy.

Repaint walls

You can also increase your home’s value by repainting the walls of the bathroom. This is a cheap way to update this room without spending too much money. You can do it yourself or hire painters for labor costs if you are short on time, but make sure to choose colors that are neutral and easy on the eyes.

Add some simple decorations

A few new towels and some fresh flowers on the counter is a nice touch. It makes the bathroom feel more like a spa retreat rather than just another room in your house. It can also provide a simple but elegant decorating solution if you don’t have much money to spend on big upgrades.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your bathroom and increase its value, look no further than this list. These quick upgrades can be done on any budget with many DIY options available.

Guest Post by Shannon Quantock