How to boost home value with a bathroom remodeling: Set a Budget, Then Stick to It. Bathroom remodeling costs vary depending on the scale of the changes you’re planning. The average cost in 2016 was $11,364, but a bathroom with top-of-the-line features can run closer to $23,000. If you’re sticking to small swaps and less expensive materials, you could be looking at $1,000 to $5,000. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), your total bathroom remodeling project, including materials and installations, shouldn’t rise above 5% to 10% of your home’s value. The three major things that affect a remodeling budget are: The size of the room, The quality of the materials, The labor required (and whether you’re doing it yourself). And, of course, the scope: If you’re only replacing windows and cabinetry, for example, the NKBA percentages would be adjusted.
There’s been quite a bit of buzz about tile in the design world lately. There are more unique options than ever for a sophisticated yet eye-catching backsplash or shower wall. A beautiful tile can complete the look of a room or even function as the main attraction. Here are a few exciting tile trends that may spark some inspiration for your new construction or home makeover.
I love the look of light tile and dark grout, but when we built I had everything put in white on white. Staining the grout dark is a simple and easy way to mimic the modern, international look of classic subway tile. I’ve done this at our home, and loved the results. I had no idea that there were so many simple yet dramatic DIY bathroom upgrades besides the standard switching textiles and painting the walls. These do-it-yourself projects make a big impact by upgrading the fixtures, hardware, and whole landscape of the bathroom—you can even do all five in just one weekend!
A well-designed bathroom with updated features not only increases the overall enjoyment of the space but also increases the value of your home. Homebuyers look for specifics, with respect to bathrooms. They want to envision the space as an escape from the stressful interactions of daily life. An updated, user-friendly bathroom is a big selling point for most homes. For this reason, bathroom renovations and remodels are the quickest way to add value to your home. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or plan on staying, a remodeled bathroom can increase the enjoyment your family gets from your bathroom. Find a few more details on home remodeling.
For a budget version (which may serve an especially small bathroom best), opt for a tubular skylight or, as it’s also known, a solar tube (pictured above). A much smaller version of a traditional skylight, a solar tube is a 10- or 14-inch diameter sheet metal tube which reflects and diffuses sunlight throughout a room. Because they don’t require new drywall and alterations to framing like a traditional sunlight, they can be installed for between $500 and $1,000. Keep in mind that a solar tube will offer light but not the view that a traditional skylight affords.