If you have been living in your home for a few years but still haven’t renovated the bathroom that you inherited from the previous owners, it’s time to stop putting it off and get planning your renovation. The avocado suite and shell shaped sink adorned with gold taps will never come back into fashion. You need to start thinking creatively to add a touch of luxury to your new bathroom. You want a retreat, and somewhere you can light a couple of scented candles while soaking in a bubble filled tub. Take a look at how you can give your bathroom a well-earned makeover as well as adding value to your home.
Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. Estate agents have been promoting this since the dawn of house building, and it remains true today. If you can create a bathroom that echoes a sense of indulgence, luxury and relaxation then you are onto a winner when it comes to reselling your home.
Like many property owners looking to renovate a room, you need to consider how you are going to finance your bathroom remodel. One of the easiest ways is to research personal loans for homeowners that aren’t secured against your property. This way you are at no risk of losing your home if you miss a repayment. It’s important that you set a budget and take out a loan that you can repay comfortably. This way you can spend less time worrying about the finances and more time concerning yourself with the bathroom refit.
Many bathrooms are renowned for being small. Because of this, there are usually only a few ways that you can configure your suite. If you have enough room, consider the addition of a separate shower cubicle. This automatically increases the likeability of your new room, especially for any future potential purchasers.
If you have space and you’re feeling brave, you could reconfigure other rooms to make more space in your bathroom. Only do this if you have a large enough neighbouring bedroom that can take a hit on its square footage.
Bathroom lighting is different to any other area of the house. Whereas in the living room and kitchen you want the option of bright lighting, in the bathroom you’ll want to create a softer ambience. Take a look at adding some discreet spotlights to add a boutique hotel feel to your new room or light fittings with frosted glass shades to soften the harshness of the light.
Lino is often the practical flooring of choice in a bathroom especially if you are on a tight budget. You could select a linoleum to mimic the more traditional tile or go for the classic black and white chequered look. If you have a little more cash to play with, consider opting for an opulent tile and adding a touch of extravagance with some under floor heating for those cold winter mornings.
Get creative and explore different bathroom designs before carrying out your own renovation. Get it right, and you could add thousands to the value of your home while creating the luxury bathroom you have always wanted.