A bathroom remodeling project can be both expensive and logistically challenging. According to Consumer Reports, in 2011-2012, a mid-range bathroom remodeling project "cost an average of $16,552," while an upscale bathroom remodeling project "cost an average of $52,249."
Even if you're prepared for that type of investment, you should ask yourself: Am I prepared for the project itself? Depending upon the size and duration of your bathroom makeover, you might not have access to your toilet or shower for a period of a few days to a few weeks. If you do not have additional bathrooms, you might have to use a Port-O-Potty or shower at a friend's or relative's house.
Considering the cost and lifestyle challenges, is a bathroom remodeling project a good idea? We believe a bathroom remodeling project can improve a homeowner's day-to-day life. By transforming the bathroom from a stodgy room to a luxurious space with beautiful amenities, a homeowner can create a relaxing retreat. And of course, a bathroom makeover can increase a home's value. So our answer is simple, "Yes, a bathroom remodeling project is a good idea!"
If you're on the fence about your bathroom makeover, take a look at our Top Five Benefits of a Bathroom Remodeling Project. You might be surprised to learn just how beneficial a bathroom remodeling project can be!
1. Increase Your Home's Value
The financial benefit of a bathroom remodeling project can be quite substantial. Remodeling Magazine's handy Costs vs. Value report outlines the average cost of bathroom remodeling projects per region and the value they retain upon resale. In 2011-2012, nationally, a midrange bathroom remodeling project recouped 62.2% of its cost while an upscale bathroom remodeling project recouped $55.5% of its costs. If you plan to stay in your home for some time, you will experience the relaxation and luxury of your bathroom makeover while recouping more than half of its costs. If you plan to sell your home, however, remember that the recouped costs only represent a portion of the financial benefits. Buyers appreciate updated bathrooms, and a luxurious bathroom might be the make-or-break factor for some homeowners.
2. Improve Your Home's Appearance
As noted above, a beautifully-appointed bathroom renovation can be a powerful enticement for would-be homebuyers. If you're staying in your home, however, a bathroom update can improve the look and feel of your entire home. Don't believe us? Imagine how you feel each day when you look at your dingy sink or grimy grout. An old bathroom is a serious downer. A bathroom makeover might just be the shot of beauty you need to re-conceptualize your entire living space. We all know that a vase of fresh flowers can brighten any room. Just imagine how a new beautiful bathroom can brighten your entire house!
3. Elevate Your Relaxation
If your bathroom is outdated, you might be in the habit of speeding through your morning routine. Perhaps you're tired of looking at the grimy grout. Perhaps your toilet leaks, and you're tired of dealing with it. And how about those loose tiles? Maybe you'd rather not think about them! Well, just imagine a luxuriously-appointed bathroom with clean grout lines, an efficient toilet, and beautiful new tiles. Without much cost, you can transform your bathroom into the room that you never want to leave: a private spa with amenities suited to your personal tastes.
4. Boost Your Storage Space
Are you tired of storing your toiletries on the bathroom vanity? Do you find yourself grasping for the toilet paper in a hard-to-reach spot? Well, a bathroom remodeling company can help you strategize for a beautiful and efficient bathroom makeover. Without changing the square footage of your bathroom, a bathroom renovation can increase your storage space. From wall-mounted cabinetry and medicine cabinets to drawer organizers for your accessories, increased storage is a key benefit of any bathroom makeover. If you're a beauty queen, you might even consider a double vanity!
5. Make it Efficient
Stop wasting time with the plunger! By improving your bathroom's efficiency, you will improve your efficiency. Replace leaky faucets and water-gobbling toilets with new, efficient plumbing fixtures and bathroom appliances. You will save time and money.
Master Kitchen & Bath Design has set the standard for kitchen remodeling in the Bucks County area for over thirty years. A rare find in the kitchen remodeling industry, MKBD excels in both in-house design and construction. We never use subcontractors, all of our team members, from our lead designer to lead carpenter, take ownership of each project.
Master Kitchen and Bath Design designs beautiful bathrooms to complement both older and newly constructed homes. For over thirty years, MKBD has distinguished itself as the leading bathroom remodeling company in the Philadelphia area. When you work with MKBD, you partner with the most innovative and skilled talent in the bathroom remodeling industry.
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