There are several reasons people may want to remodel their bathroom. As families age and the dwellings they occupy do the same, it may become necessary to renovate a home either to accommodate a growing family or to gain a greater resale value, but most renovations in the home do not gain a value that is comparable to the investment made by remodeling. Therefore, it may become necessary to upgraded parts of the home that will return a value that is in line with the renovation costs. The bathroom is often one of these areas and is often renovated for value, to upgrade safety features or to increase the efficiency of the bathroom or more specifically, the bathrooms use of water and electricity.
1) Home Value
Compared to other parts of the home with the exception of the kitchen, a bathroom renovation can recoup much of the renovation costs. When done correctly, a bathroom renovation can indeed add value to the home, especially in resale value. Updating outdated fixtures and accommodations will increase value by bringing the bathroom in line with more contemporary bathrooms in other homes in the neighborhood and the value of those homes when they are re-sold. Bathrooms that are very outdated will have a drag on the resale value because the demand for the property will be less than for comparable homes with contemporary bathrooms in the same area. In addition, updated bathrooms will have updated fixtures and finishes that will add visual appeal, as well as, a value that is comparable to the investment made in upgrading.
Upgrading the bathroom to upgrade safety features can be done in response to someone that is physically challenged for any reason or because growing or aging families have different requirements for bathroom fixtures to enhance the safety of those employing the bathroom's use. Larger, sturdier grab bars can be installed to facilitate the use of toilets and bathtubs by someone physically impaired, as well as, higher toilets and barrier free showers and tubs.
In addition, widening doorways may be necessary for the egress of wheel chairs or walkers so that people do not fall or become stuck, as well as, adding ground fault interrupters for bathrooms that do not have the devices or enough of the devices to provide electricity safely to an area like a bathroom with much water usage and moisture issues. Changing toilets, showers and tubs can also increase the efficiency because newer devices can be purchased that are water usage efficient.
Is it time to remodel your Ruston bathroom? Call Mark Johnson today at (318) 257-6167for our professional services!