One of the rare things that almost all real estate professionals agree upon is that putting money into your bathroom is an investment worth making. Other than the kitchen, there are few places in your home where you’ll make back your money and then some when it’s time to sell. An updated bathroom is one of the biggest selling points for a home, but to maximize your return on investment, here are the areas to focus on when it comes to bathroom plumbing.
These days, a simple white bathtub is standard. If your tub is beige, Pepto pink, or olive green, potential buyers are likely to cross your house off their list. Even worse than an outdated tub is a dirty tub. Maybe it’s not dirt and grime on your tub, but black hair dye—it doesn’t matter! No one wants to take a bath in a gross looking tub.
You can find affordable, simple white bathtubs that give your bathroom an instant upgrade with their classic, timeless look. You’ll also give your home an instant boost to its asking price.
Although gold faucets are in these days, 80s-style brass faucets are still out—it’s time to replace them. You can spend a pretty penny on new plumbing fixtures, but the good news is that you don’t have to. There are plenty of affordable, modern options out there that will give your bathroom a high-end look no matter your budget.
In fact, if you’re about to sell your home and your bathroom looks outdated, switching out the plumbing fixtures is one of the most affordable ways to make your bathroom look new again. Do your 80s-style brass faucets come complete with a honey oak vanity? Paint it a stylish gray and put some new knobs on it and you’ve just given your bathroom a dramatic makeover for next to nothing.
When it comes to luxury upgrades, you want to be careful—this is where you could potentially spend money that you won’t make back. That said, if you’re planning on staying in your home for a while and you simply want to make smart updates so you get a good ROI, experts suggest luxury upgrades like installing a shower seat (which may require a plumber to expand the footprint of your shower), adding a soaking tub, putting in a steam shower, or converting your single sink into a double.
Want to really increase the value of your home? Add a new bathroom! If you have a basement that doesn’t have a bathroom at all or one that only has plumbing roughed in, you can boost your home’s value by putting in a powder room, half bath, or full bath.
If you’d like to get started on your bathroom remodel, contact us today at (703) 750-8706 to schedule a consultation with Marines Plumbing. We’ve helped hundreds of homeowners in Manassas, Fairfax, Ashburn, and Northern Virginia upgrade their bathrooms.