If you’re considering a bathroom remodel, you’re in good company. Bathrooms have recently overtaken kitchens as the most popular home renovation. And it can be an especially good idea if you’re considering selling your home someday.
It makes sense: An Instagram-worthy bathroom can not only give your home a spalike feel, but a bathroom renovation done right can be a big boon for your resale, with upward of 60% of costs recouped, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs. Value report.
When it’s time to renovate, you don’t want to forget anything. But you will. We’ve got tips from Realtor.com to help you remember the things that too many forget.
Your future buyers
Depending on how long you expect to live in your current house, you want to consider your approach.
“Design statistics say we renovate a bathroom once every 15 years,” says interior designer Mark Polo. “It’s important to design with the element of timelessness, so when the house is sold, you maximize the dollars you get from the sale.”
If a potential sale is in your future, your new bathroom isn’t so much about you and your personal taste or style. Choose neutral or more muted tones, avoiding statement colors.
If you’re feeling any hesitation about your selected shade, take a step back and ask yourself: Does it feel too trendy?
Another thing you need to remind yourself to remember is why you’re in the room in the first place.
Where will your toilet paper holder go? Don’t let this important decision wait until the last minute—or you might find yourself shoehorning it into an awkward location.
Little things like the toilet paper holder and your towel racks are easy to overlook, but pretty rough to live without! Better to plan ahead then have the doorknob hit the towel rod every time the bathroom door is opened.
We’ve got more tips coming! For now, if you have your own tip to share, drop it in the comments!