There’s no secret as to why the kitchen is seen as the heart of the home and receives the best renovations, but the bathroom is just as important. It’s a room that people use every day in the home, and a poorly planned bathroom can be a daily frustration. Whether there’s a need to renovate the plumbing or install an automatic soap dispenser, here are five bathroom upgrades well worth serious consideration:
- The Master Bathroom
Everyone has heard of the master bedroom, but what about the master bathroom? This bathroom is attached to the master bedroom and is a private space. If a homeowner has the space and the budget, having a master bathroom could really add a lot to the resale value of the home.
It’s not an inexpensive upgrade, of course, but the master bathroom might just give any parent the serenity and peace that they need. Being attached the master bedroom, the master bathroom is also hugely convenient and desirable. It adds a touch of luxury to any home and will revamp one that has seen better days.
- New Tiling
People will often forget to upgrade the tiles on the floor and the walls in the bathroom, and this can mean having to live with visually unpleasing tiles for many years. This is why changing the tiles to something durable and more attractive makes sense.
It’s also a good idea to choose tiles that are long-lasting and will go with just about any colour scheme. Floor and wall tiles in the bathroom are not ripped out and changed too often, so making the right decision here means a lot. Great new tiles in these areas will also add resale value to the home.
- Lighting Upgrades
People often don’t spend enough money on good lighting for the bathroom, but it can really make a big difference to the whole atmosphere of the room.
Natural light is always preferred, but not every bathroom has access to a window. If this is the case, installing bright LED lighting around the bathroom will not only save money on electrical costs, but it will also bathe the bathroom in the kind of cool white light that makes the whole space feel modern and sanitary.
If the budget permits, installing a toilet light is also a very convenient feature. It also makes going to the toilet in the middle of the night a whole lot easier.
- Separate the Bathtub and the Shower
Many older homes with smaller bathrooms have a tub and shower combination. This is a great space saver, but it’s not very appealing to buyers and can be cumbersome for the homeowners.
Spending the money to separate the shower from the tub is not just a great investment in the future value of the home, but it also makes a positive difference to the people living there and using it everyday. This is often a pricey upgrade, not least of all because of the plumbing work that needs to be done, but it’s very well worth it in the end.
- Upgrade the Fixtures
If there isn’t quite the budget to cover some of the big renovations, it’s always a good idea to modernize the fixtures in the bathroom. For example: installing a bidet can really provide a sense of luxury; having a rain shower installed is also quite luxurious and very modern; and touchless faucets and an automatic soap dispenser adds a certain “wow factor” that can’t be denied.
None of these are huge upgrades by themselves, but when combined they can really add a punch to any old bathroom and make it very modern and functional.