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3 Benefits Of Remodeling Your Bathroom

The bathroom is an important part of any home. For this reason, many homeowners choose to remodel their bathroom for themselves or for financial reasons. If you are considering a bathroom remodel, but you aren't sure if it's the right choice, check out these three benefits.

More Space

A common problem with small bathrooms is that they can feel cramped, but a good remodel can help make your bathroom bigger. One main way to do this is by removing the bathtub if you don't use it. You can replace it with a glass shower and use the extra space for more storage.

Installing a glass shower can also make the room look bigger, especially if you use clear glass. Adding mirrors can also give the illusion that the bathroom is bigger. Similarly, adding more windows, or changing the windows to let in more light, can help make the bathroom appear larger.

Improved Features

When you remodel your bathroom, it's also a good time to consider adding new or upgrading features. Start by adding the must-have features. For example, if your bathroom doesn't have an exhaust fan or the exhaust fan is broken or ineffective, replace it, to reduce the risk of moisture and mold. Other must-have features include upgrading the toilet, sink, tub, faucets, etc.

Some features aren't necessary, but they can do a lot to improve your bathroom. One common upgrade to bathrooms is radiant heat flooring. Many homeowners choose to install tile floors with radiant floor heating underneath. Other improved features you may want to consider include double sinks, vanity lighting, automatic faucet and soap dispensers, and a bidet.  

Financial Benefits

The cost of upgrading your bathroom may deter you. However, when you upgrade your bathroom, you aren't just wasting money; you are investing it into your home. Most improvements you make will help boost the value of your home, but bathroom remodels are one of the best upgrades if you want a high return on investment.

In most cases, a standard remodel will yield a return on investment of up to 68.4 percent. A mid-range remodel, however, has a return of 70.1 percent. However, once you start spending more for an upscale remodel or an addition, the return on investment decreases a little to around 56.2 to 60 percent.

As an added financial benefit, you may save money each month on your water or electric bill, depending on the changes you made. For example, changing to low-flow showerheads and toilets can drastically reduce your water consumption, so you recoup money even before you sell.

A bathroom remodel is a great investment that can save you money each month. If you would like to know more about bathroom upgrades, or if you are ready for a quote, contact a contractor in your area today.