Bathroom Updates Earn More in Resale

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If you want to improve your home’s resale value then it’s time to head to the head, the privy, the loo, or the bathroom; whatever you want to call it, it’s where you’re going to get the most bang for your buck. A full scale bathroom renovation is more likely to recoup the expenses in resale than any other room in the house, but even a smaller bathroom update can attract future buyers and freshen the entire home’s feel.

If you’re looking to do an update, start with the paint. Move quickly away from the seascape theme and go for an earthier sort of warmth. Think spa when you decorate and incorporate some tans, beiges, and cream colors. Add splashes of nature inspired colors to increase interest and add depth to the room.

Then concentrate on the room’s hardware. Changing out your hardware is a relatively inexpensive task and it adds a lot of class to the room. Currently metallics are popular, except brass. Make sure you take the time to hit the details and change all of your hardware to matching pieces, and don’t forget the door hinges.

Updating the lighting is another way to get a dramatic new look without a lot of expense. Take out harsh and bare bulbs and replace them with softer bulbs. Swap out your sterile industrial light fixtures for delicate sconces that look as though they were chosen with care rather than as an after thought.

If you have the money, go for a total bathroom upgrade. The cost will be returned to you when you decide to sell and you’ll enjoy it so much more.