In any home, the most often used rooms are also the most often considered when it comes to making a sale to a potential buyer. They’re also the rooms in which we spend the majority of our waking hours, and they’re the rooms which will see the entire family, friends, and neighbors. Neck and neck with the kitchen, the bathroom is a room in which we are now adding luxury items, all kinds of detergent, and appreciating the full extent in which this room can be used.
So how can you make your bathroom amazing? Well, it turns out that the problem isn’t finding ways to make improvements; it’s choosing which improvements we most want and can fit into the budget. Here are some great ways in which your bathroom can be the most spa-like room in the home, giving each family member an opportunity for a mini-vacation without even leaving the yard. Even better, we’ll list ways to add 10k to your house price in the event that you are putting your home on the market.
Your shower enclosure can have a big impact on your overall shower experience. If your shower unit is outdated or showing signs of wear, replacing it with a more luxurious one can not only increase your home value but will significantly improve your enjoyment of the bathroom. Think about shower enclosures with seamless glass doors or even units that don’t require any doors at all. This gives your bathroom a high-end appeal that potential buyers will sit up and take notice of.
Tiles are a wonderful way to add value and visual appeal to your shower unit. Consider the style of the house when making your selection, and choose something that will stand the test of time. Options for backgrounds include everything from the classic white subway tile to mosaics of gorgeously veined marble or slate.
A great way to improve your experience and make your bathroom appear and feel luxurious is to outfit it with a steam shower. This wonderful fixture means that you can enjoy health benefits without the accompanying expensive spa appointments, and create a space of relaxation that you can easily revisit at the end of each day. These showers create a steam filled environment into which you can ease aches and pains, relieve joint problems, increase mobility, hydrate skin and hair, and even reduce congestion. There are style and size options, along with a variety of shower head options and even an aromatherapy vessel that can be installed so that you can add your favorite essential oils to the steam. Many have touch panels to easily navigate your controls, and some even have the ability to be operated from your smart phone! A steam shower will have a big impact on your use and enjoyment of your bathroom space.
There’s nothing more luxurious than a stand-alone claw foot tub, and this type of fixture can take your bathroom from interesting to absolutely incredible. No longer are these types of tubs limited as to finish or color; you can find a claw foot in a variety of metallic finishes, brightly colored options or the timeless white. Let your claw foot take center stage and outfit it with appropriate faucets for a look that will wow any guests and take their breath away.
If a claw foot doesn’t suit, you’re still not limited in the tub department. There are such an overwhelming variety of tub shapes and sizes that you can make a personalized statement in a number of ways, whether you opt for a freestanding or built in model. Consider a round tub, a sharp edged rectangular shape, or one that has a beautiful surrounding panel, using rustic wood boards or sheets of mirrored glass. Some tubs will offer a sparkling shine to their exterior, while others offer subdued charm with a matte finish.
Whatever your preference, let your personality shine and enjoy all of the benefits that an updated and carefully considered tub or shower can bring, not only to you and your family but also to the value of your most important investment; your home.