Want to remodel your bathroom but don’t have the budget to completely gut it and start fresh? These three smaller projects will get you the best return on your investment.
This is one of the best projects to do for the biggest return—but it may be a bit more expensive than the others. Updating the vanity will generally also include the countertops, faucet, and sink, which can eat up a lot of your budget. Most homebuyers these days are looking for vanities that hit a comfortable height and have granite countertops so pay close attention to the overall cost of your materials.
Replacing the flooring will go the farthest in giving your bathroom a new overall appearance. Inexpensive porcelain or ceramic style, or even vinyl, can be engineered to look like classic wood or stone but is still completely waterproof and durable to any level of moisture. For less than $150 per 6 feet of material, you can also install radiant-heat mats underneath your bathroom flooring of choice, an attractive feature for buyers in colder climates.
Particularly with a master bathroom, the current trend is to pull out the bathtub and install a larger, walk-in shower. Soaking tubs are still a valuable option if there’s space (and definitely don’t remove all the tubs from the house), but whirlpool jet bathtubs are on the decline. They’re hard to maintain and break down frequently. We agree, noting that the reasoning behind removing the tub is that homeowners only use it a few times a year, as opposed to using the shower every day. It’s a comfort level change.
At Corbella Kitchen & Bath, in Jacksonville FL, we pride ourselves on creatively designing spaces, not reselling the “basic cookie-cutter looks” most showrooms push out their doors. Experience is one of our strong points in designing home spaces. We have been in the remodeling industry since 1996 and bring years of experience to your project.