A bathroom renovation is a great way to add resale value to your home—according to the Appraisal Institute of Canada, you can expect a recovery rate of 75-100% with a bathroom renovation—while helping you feel more comfortable in your space. But to receive any benefit from your renovation, it’s crucial to be done right. A reno requires extensive research into materials, styles, spatial planning, colour schemes, and more.
To facilitate the process for you, we’ve compiled a list of the top things to consider before you begin your next bathroom renovation. Read on to find out what our TUBS experts recommend.
Best vs. Worst Materials
When planning your renovation, take into consideration which surface will get the most use. Most likely, your flooring and countertops will see the extent of everyday wear and tear, making it important to choose materials accordingly. While beautiful, marble is porous and requires a lot of maintenance to keep it looking at its best. If you don’t have time to wipe down your counters after each use, opt for a stone that can tolerate less maintenance, like Cosentino’s Silestone range. Made with 90% natural quartz, silestone counters are made to withstand scratches and scuffs, so you don’t need to panic everytime you drop a tube of mascara.
Choosing a stone that requires minimal upkeep will ensure that your finishes have the longest lifespan possible, therefore extending any future renovations or making them obsolete altogether.
Timeless Finishes and Fixtures
Part of planning your renovation is making sure you never need to do another one. To accomplish this, pick out finishes and fixtures that will remain timeless. As trends fade and change, you don’t want to be stuck with a bathroom that was Pantone’s colour of the year twenty years ago.
Trendy colours tend to lean more towards bright, pigmented shades like teal and mint green. For example, Better Homes & Garden predicts that Pantone’s Green Ash will be a trending wall colour in 2021. But as a new year rolls in, you’ll want your colour to transition with it. Opt for neutral colours like Farrow and Ball’s Wimborne White. This is a warm white with a hint of yellow that makes for a versatile and classic shade. For your shower or sink backsplash, opt for a modern, simple look like Fap Ceramiche’s Carrara collection. This is a subtle marble in a brilliant white finish that’s sure to remain an elegant stand-out in your bathroom for years to come.
What’s the Most Impactful Change You Can Make?
Before you even begin the planning process, think of the most impactful or important change you could make in your current bathroom. Not only will this help you decide whether you need a complete renovation or just a few new fixtures, but you can also determine your ultimate resale profit. Bridgewell Real Estate Group writes that an open-spaced shower, a luxurious tub, and a quality toilet can help increase the resale value in your home more than other changes.
While making only a few changes may narrow down your creative possibilities, we still carry a huge selection of tubs, toilets, and showers made with unparalleled quality. For a sleek look, try our Kohler Veil toilet. For a functional, open concept shower, check out Fleurco’s Latitude Walk-in Shower Door. To give your bathroom the ultimate luxurious feel, opt for Aura’s Olsen Acrylic Freestanding Bathtub.
Recognizing which pieces will bring the most overall benefits will shave off any unnecessary costs and save you a lot of time and effort in the long run.
No matter what route you end up going with, your bathroom renovation will be worth it in the end. You’ll add value to your home and bring joy to your usual routines by giving yourself a beautiful space to move around in. Our TUBS brand ambassadors are experts in getting to know your lifestyle and finding the perfect path for you, so if you’re feeling uneasy about where to start, we’ll be able to help. Visit TUBS 360 to book a complimentary consultation today!