Most homeowners view a bathroom remodeling project as a practical upgrade. In many homes, especially older homes, the bathroom is laughably small, a design after-thought. Until the 1980s, in fact, the bathroom was considered purely functional. In most home designs, valuable space was given to other rooms, like the master bedroom.
Thinking practically, many homeowners believe that a new larger bathroom will increase a home's value. This is true - to a point. You can expect to pay 10-25% of your home price for a bathroom remodeling project. According to Remodeling, the most recent "Cost vs. Value" report for nationwide home improvements shows a 70% cost recoup for "mid-range" bathroom remodeling projects, and an 59.8% cost recoup for "upscale" bathroom remodeling projects. Financially speaking, you can view these numbers in a few ways:
1. If you plan to stay in your home for five or more years, a 60%-70% recoup means you're really only paying 30%-40% of your actual cost for a bathroom upgrade. This investment will pay over time.
2. If you plan to sell soon, to be of financial value, your bathroom remodeling project must inspire a higher bid from buyers. (In our experience, it often does).
There is another way to view
value, though, independent of costs.
At MKBD, we believe the bathroom is the unsung workhorse of the American home. Most people view the bathroom as purely functional: a place to do your duty - and leave. Like any well-appointed room in your house, though, your bathroom can be a place to linger, to unwind and relax. In fact, when you look beyond mere function, the bathroom can be the room: the space that inspires comfort and happiness.
Most homeowners do not cite
happiness as the inspiration for a bathroom remodeling project. Yet for many homeowners, a remodeling investment is not financial. Working with a good remodeling company, your expense will seem inconsequential in light of your happiness. A bathroom remodeling project will increase your relaxation and decrease your stress. What better way to spend your hard-earned money?
MKBD is the leading bathroom remodeling company in the Philadelphia-area. Family-owned and operated for over thirty years, we owe our longevity to the good word of our clients. Please call us! We provide references for all projects. And like any good remodeling company, we offer free estimates on all work. To take advantage of our Free Bathroom Remodeling Estimate, call today: 215-355-4747.
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