Bathroom Renovation – Increase Property Value


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The Evolution of the Bathroom

Not many generations ago, indoor plumbing was viewed as a luxury, and only the elite had the pleasure of having hot running water. Over the past 30 years there have been many innovations that have changed our expectations of bathroom fixtures and accessories.

Energy efficiency and affordability are also considerations when doing any renovation. Bathroom and kitchen renovations are more likely to increase your property value. Check this site for coupons, deals and offers that will help you stay on budget.

Low-flow showerheads that provide the feeling of a standard shower head while using much less water have been designed to provide a feel-good shower or pulsating massage shower. Jacuzzi tubs and soaker tubs including tubs for two provide the romance of a honeymoon suite or the comfort of a spa right in your own home.  Stressful lifestyles have made oasis-style bathrooms popular.

Homeowners are looking for “a clean, sleek design, to help maintain an overall neat appearance. Making the space as large as possible, and adding extra storage, are usually the first concerns” states Robert Sadler, Design Director at Heartwood Kitchen & Bath. The uncluttered look requires adequate storage space. It is easy to put things in their rightful place and maintain a ‘show home’ perfect home if storage space is readily accessible and plentiful.

While bathrooms featuring a soaker tub or Jacuzzi and a separate stand-up shower are increasingly the norm, people are adding features that weren’t entertained by most homeowners even ten years ago.   “A flat screen TV is becoming popular, so you can watch the news, weather and traffic while you get ready for work.  It is an inexpensive luxury, and very convenient,” adds Sadler. While some of us may consider TV commercials and news reports as an intrusion into our quiet relaxation space, there is always the option of adding a fireplace.

The uncluttered look requires adequate storage space. It is easy to put things in their rightful place and maintain a ‘show home’ perfect home if storage space is readily accessible and plentiful.