Is Remodeling Your Bathroom a Good Investment?

Posted on: June 29,2016

According to real estate experts, kitchen and bathroom remodels are two of the best investments you can make in your house. Kitchens and bathrooms are the areas in a home “where you can tell if money has been well spent or not,” says architect Steve Straughan, a partner in Los Angeles-based KAA Design Group. “They’re the most expensive areas of the home in terms of construction. And they’re where people spend time in their homes,” Straughan adds.

But what is the true value of remodeling your bathroom, whether it’s a half-bathroom, a master suite, or a guest bathroom? And what are the most important things to focus on when remodeling your bathroom to get the most value out of the experience—should you focus on the shower, the tub, the floor, or something else?

There are a lot of questions when it comes to remodeling your bathroom, but we have a lot of answers! Read on to learn more about the value of bathroom remodels and about what parts of the bathroom you should focus on during your remodel.

The Value of Bathroom Remodeling

So, remodeling the bathroom IS a good investment… but how much money should you spend?  What you’ll get back on your investment depends on the value of your house, the value of the houses in your immediate neighborhood, the housing market where you live, how soon you sell after making improvements, and the quality of the materials you choose.

You may want to check with a local realtor or appraiser to see what your neighborhood is worth, remodeling-wise. If your house is already one of the nicest in your neighborhood, adding an over-the-top new bathroom may not be a smart investment. It’s also critical to find out what buyer expectations are for a home of your size in your particular location. A realtor or appraiser can tell you whether buyers looking in your neighborhood are interested in having a luxury spa master bathroom.

Which Parts of the Bathroom Should You Focus on When Remodeling?

And when it comes to actually renovating, what should you improve? Obviously, updating the fixtures is on the list, along with the tiles, flooring, and even the overall style. Think of your family, what you need, what you currently don’t like. You want to be comfortable and happy in your new space. If you’re going big, walk-in showers have become the “must-have” items in bathrooms. A logical choice since most people don’t have time to take a bath. However, if you only have one full bathroom, keep the tub. Future homeowners may want it.

Despite the benefits of remodeling the bathroom, many homeowners are still hesitant. They worry about the time it takes to complete the job, the clutter, and the expense. An average bathroom remodel can cost thousands and can take weeks to complete. Never fear… that’s where we come in! Re-Bath & More can make the whole process less intimidating. We offer high-quality, stress-free bathroom remodeling at an affordable price.  Our factory-trained installers will complete your project quickly, and we can help you obtain financing, too.

Call Re-Bath & More With Your Bathroom Remodeling Questions

To get things started, come visit our Show Room, and get acquainted with the countless colors, textures and styles we offer. You can see and touch our replacement bathtubs, walk-in bathtubs, bathtub to shower conversions, vanities, flooring, and more. You’ll see that we use only the highest quality products, and we offer respectful and professional service from Day 1. Our design consultants can walk you through the process, and answer any questions you might have. Re-Bath & More has transformed thousands of bathrooms in Central Pennsylvania. Let us show you what we can do!