When you go to do renovation on your home, it’s always a good idea to think about resale value. “What is going to be attractive to potential buyers when I go to sell my house?” Let’s take a look at 9 bathroom renovation ideas that consumers are looking for!
1. Heated Ceramic Tile Flooring
People love ceramic tiles in the bathroom, but the problem is they can be so damn cold! That’s where the heated part of the renovation comes in.
“A typical system uses about the same amount of electricity as three 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. Plus, radiant heat is often more efficient than forced-air heating because it eliminates heat loss through the ducts, says the U.S. Department of Energy. It also distributes heat uniformly across the floor, taking less time to warm a room than other types of heat.”
2. Curbless Walk-In Shower
Curbless showers are becoming more and more popular. They are good for all ages (young and old) as there is nothing to trip over, but if you plan on this renovation, just know that you’ll have to remove old flooring and subflooring and alter the framing underneath the floor to create the proper slope for the drain. In the end, though, I think you’ll love it.
3. Quartz Countertop
“It’ll look good year after year. Plus, the surface is so impervious bacteria can’t lodge in it.”
4. One Big Sink Instead of Two Small Ones
“Establish your individuality without losing your bond with a large (38-inch or more) sink ($350 to $1,200). One big sink saves more counter space than two, and still lets you both wash up simultaneously.”
5. Single-Hole, Motion-Activated Faucet
“Motion-activated, touchless faucets shut off automatically so you’re not running the water continually, like when you’re brushing your teeth, which saves a significant amount of water,” says NKBA president John Petrie.
6. Humidity-Controlled Exhaust Fan
“But who wants to open a window in winter to get rid of excess humidity? Get a fan with a humidity-sensing on/off switch. It’ll turn on when moisture levels are high and automatically shut off when things return to normal. That keeps mold at bay, ensures you’re not sucking out air-conditioned or heated indoor air, and prevents the fan from using power long after it needs to.”
7. High-Efficiency, Dual-Flush Toilet
“A high-efficiency, dual-flush toilet reduces water usage and appeals to any buyer looking for a cost-effective home.”
8. Pocket or Sliding Barn Door
“The floor area of a bathroom is precious. Why waste any with a swinging door that eats up some 14 square feet of space? A pocket door or barn door slides out of the way without requiring any clearance, leaving more room for storage and design flexibility.
Google Trends shows that interest in sliding barn doors hovered at a lukewarm rating of about 40 from 2004 through 2011, when interest upticked to 70 before reaching an all-time high of 100 just last year — the highest possible rating on the Google interest scale.
The sliding door phenomenon partners neatly with sustainability: old, salvaged doors of all kinds make showpiece barn doors for your bathroom.”
9. Calm Colors
Bathrooms are often a sanctuary for people. They want their bathroom to be spa-like. This means calming colors. “The NKBA says gray is the trendiest color for baths these days, so you win on two fronts, for now.”