CAN BATHROOMS INCREASE THE VALUE OF A HOME?
make it easy to add attractive features to your bathroom
A unique bathroom, beautiful designed with top quality finishes and careful space planning, can add significantly to the value of a home.
New technology and innovative, luxurious materials make it easy to add attractive features to one of the most frequently used room of the house.
1. Heated Floors
Who doesn’t love the idea of a heated bathroom floor? And heated towel racks are very sought after too. These elements can transform an average bathroom into a luxurious spa experience. Heating technologies, including heated toilet seats, bring added comfort and warmth to high-end residential homes.
2. Smart Bathrooms
Smart technology is increasingly popular – especially in the luxury market. This technology offers a range of benefits, including the ability to control water temperature, lower tap flow and conserve energy. You can also use voice control to change music to suit your mood – all of which make a great selling point.
3. Designer Basins
The basin (or twin basins) are not only function items, they can really set the scene for luxury in a bathroom and can create interest and a focal point. There are so many designs and colours to choose from, and they can be built into a piece of furniture or you can create bespoke joinery for your bathroom so you have ample storage too. Updating tapware and shower heads are an easy way to step up the luxury too.
4. Steam Showers
Upgrade the bathroom with a steam shower to increase the sale price. A steam shower can be added to nearly any size shower from very small, to very large luxury-style enclosures. And according to ‘Zillow’, it could earn you a 29% higher sale price than listings without one. Not only does steam create a personal steam room experience in your bathroom, it adds value too.
A steam shower will help you stand out in an often crowded market. Home buyers are becoming increasingly savvy about the benefits in both relaxation and health that this luxury fixture can bring to their lives. Potential buyers, upon learning of a steam shower in the property, will instantly picture themselves arriving home at the end of a stressful day to find an oasis of calm within their new home.
It’s also important, from a re-sell point of view, to point out that a steam shower is not an expensive luxury – that it will, in fact, use far less water than used to take a bath. If you take a 20-minute steam shower, you use around 8 litres of water. This is a considerable savings when compared to the 150 to 350 litres required to fill a bath.
According to an article in the New York Times, Robert D. Henry, a New York architect, says, “At least 60 to 70 percent of the homes we’re designing now have home spas to some degree…People want to integrate these spa features into their own bathrooms.”
Of course, making the right choice of which steam shower to install, and working with a professional to do so, will pay dividends when it comes time to sell.
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