When remodeling your home for resale, keep in mind that buyers take a close look at the bathrooms when they tour homes. For some, the sheer number of bathrooms in a home is critical. So, if you are remodeling the house to resell it, you might consider adding some small bathrooms. Here are some tips for a tiny bathroom remodel, whether hiring contractors or starting a DIY project.
1. For resale, focus on the visuals
Think: nice tile, nice colors, nice fixtures—and don’t spend a lot on the high-end utilities because most people can’t tell the difference,” points out Cameron Snyder, president, Roomscapes Luxury Design Center. Style over substance is the key here. You are looking to resell the house, and aesthetics matter. Make the bathroom look nice, and people will be pleased despite what you spent on the utilities.
2. Consider your timetable and how quickly you want to flip the house
It costs more to remodel rapidly than it does to take your time, but it may be worth it if you are in a hurry. A quick remodel will probably require a general contractor (GC) to coordinate the project with various subcontractors, and you are paying for the general contractor’s expertise.
It is possible for you to be your own general contractor but interviewing, hiring, supervising, and paying individual professionals is much slower than letting a GC do it. But hiring your own subcontractors will save you money as you do not have to pay for a GC. DIY takes the most time as you are doing most of the work yourself. Decide early in the process if you want to save time or money.
3. Consider interior decorating to save space
Use a corner sink to save space, use large squares or thick stripes on the wall to create the illusion of a larger area, and use a vanity with open shelves to stop vanity doors from blocking the bathroom.
Buyers consider bathrooms essential when buying a house but will often accept smaller bathrooms than fewer larger ones. If you’re interested in a tiny bathroom remodel, contact us at R.H. Blanchard here.