When you come to make changes to your house, there are some key move you can make that don’t just make your life better, they actually add value to the house! A new kitchen is one of the things that makes your house more attractive and valuable to visitors, as well as creating a far more pleasant and convenient environment to cook in, and a loft conversion gives you more space and can add around 20% to the value of your house!
Another of the key areas to look at is your bathroom! This one of the areas where you can make a real difference to your own enjoyment of your home, as well investing in your future worth. Furnishing your perfect bathroom makes you happy and it can make your house a much bigger financial resource whether that’s for when you sell it, to move up the ladder, or to liberate some of its value as cash.
When you’re thinking about furnishing your perfect bathroom, you need to bear in mind exactly why you’re doing it – if you’re refitting and furnishing your bathroom to add value when you sell, you need to focus on simple function: ensuring everything is watertight, reducing the risk of damp, eliminating bulging or peeling wallpaper and so on. The look is less important than calculating the gains in value against the cost of the work.
If you’re refitting your bathroom for yourself, it’s more important to create something you’re happy with: a room you can run a hot bath or shower and relax in, a room you can show off to guests, a room that fits all your needs and your family’s needs to. Budget is less important than achieving a look and function that you really want!
For example, if you’re simply trying to modernise your bathroom to attract interest when you sell it, you don’t have the time to hunt for the perfect Edwardian bath taps to fulfil your vision. When you know you’ll be staying the house for years and are less worried about it’s value, you should by all means track down even tiny details to ensure it’s a place you can feel really at home in.
Another thing to bear in mind is your changing needs: if you’re beginning to look at retirement and aging, it’s worth adapting these concerns into your bathroom. Incorporating a walk in shower or bars to hold onto as you bathe ‘future proofs’ your bathroom, and means less renovations later.