Bathroom renovations are one of the most popular home remodeling projects owners undertake and are second only to kitchen upgrades. As one of the most utilized and appreciated rooms in the home every day, the desire to have a luxurious bathroom is certainly understandable. Air Ranch homeowners also want to combine lavish amenities with functionality and an expectation of getting a reasonable return on investment (ROI). With that in mind, here are a few lavish upgrades for bathrooms with a good ROI.
Surround the Entire Room in Soothing Stone Walls
Walls in bathrooms may be a second thought that wouldn't appear to have any potential for increasing the value of a home. However, today's buyers looking for high-class amenities want the bathroom to have the look and feel of a spa-like environment—a look that stone walls perfectly deliver. By surrounding the area with a water-resilient natural stone, the space is transformed into an oasis that lays the foundation for other upscale upgrades. While most types of elegant stones will cost a pretty penny to purchase and install, owners can reap up to a 50% return on their investment in these walls down the line should they sell.
Elegant Vanity and Sink Upgrades
A standard single or prefabricated sink of any kind simply adds no value to a home. In fact, it is likely to put off buyers who are looking for a comfortable respite to refresh within. Today's opulent trends include designer freestanding cabinets that serve as both a storage and a base for elegant free-standing sink bowls with over-the-top fixtures. Coloured and ornately painted bowls become immediate focal points of the room, and buyers looking for luxury appeal will take notice.
Another top trend that can be designed with minimalism in mind or present a more futuristic, streamlined look are floating vanities. A floating vanity typically entails one long, singular piece of material such as glass, wood or marble that is placed sideways to create a ‘ledge' where the sinks and other implements will rest. These will appear to ‘float' across the material's surface, and buyers simply love this classy look.
Fabulous Flooring Installations
Again, natural stones are arguably one of the most lavish types of flooring one can buy, but buyers don't seem to mind paying a bit more for a bath with exquisite underfoot materials. Unless the walls are literally set in stone, homeowners can choose any type for flooring, while owners with elegant stone walls will want to choose a material to complement them. Stone flooring with the best ROI include:
With a water sealant and a glossy, nonslip topcoat that brings out each stone's natural beauty, the bathroom will rival that in any luxury home. Boost ROI even more by installing a heating system beneath the floor.
Top-of-the-Line Tantalizing Tubs and Toilets
There are high-end toilets, tubs and shower additions that will make anyone feel like royalty in the necessary room. Toilets are no longer merely devices to use and flush, but rather, using many of today's luxury ‘thrones' is a completely hands-free experience. Features may include night lights, remote controls, self-opening, closing and flushing, and front and rear warm-water washlet options.
Bathing can become a far more enjoyable and sophisticated routine with a bathtub and shower set up that rivals world-class spas. Traditional tubs such as claw-footed baths, corner baths, dual baths, and sunken tubs with the inclusion of jets can have up to a 70 percent ROI, as can luxurious shower spaces. Homebuyers are highly interested in advanced comfort features such as multiple shower heads, steam room options, multimedia-like TVs and music stations, colored LEDs, and aromatherapy.
Enjoy Bathroom Upgrades Now, Enjoy Greater ROI Later
One of the best aspects of upscale bathroom renovations is the ability to soak in the goodness of the space personally, while knowing that these smart investments will pay off in the future.