A modern bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower with white wall tiles and black floor tiles. A large soaker tub is in the corner and there is a painted vanity with dual sinks and mirrors.

Add Value to Your Mississauga Home with a Bathroom Renovation

Friday Sep 23rd, 2022


Are you looking for ways to increase your home’s property value while improving its function? A bathroom renovation – whether an ensuite, powder room or main bathroom – is the second most important room in terms of valuation after kitchens. 

But to do it well, you need to do it right. Here are five things to consider for the best return on investment: 

1. Layout
A well-thought-out layout will elevate your bathroom renovation from great to outstanding. To save on plumbing costs, some homeowners will opt to retain the current floor plan, while others will revise the layout for better efficiency. Take special consideration when deciding on your toilet, vanity, tub and shower locations. Your space constraints will also dictate the number of fixtures your bathroom can accommodate. Hiring a designer to help you plan your floor plan is a worthwhile investment.

2. Storage
Bathrooms are one of the hardest working areas of the home because they fulfill numerous functions in a small amount of square footage. They are also spaces that require the use of many personal items, including toiletries, linens and other necessities. When designing your bathroom, look for a vanity that offers versatile storage for your belongings. If there is floor or wall space for shelves, extra cabinets or a small closet, these are great ways to maximize storage in your bathroom.

3. Materials & Surfaces
When planning your renovation, choose the best surfaces for your bathroom to ensure durability and ease of maintenance. Floor and wall tiles are available in various materials, including ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass and more, while countertops range from affordable laminate to quartz, granite, marble and the like. No matter what you select, proper installation is essential to ensure water-tightness and durability. I always recommend that my clients hire a reputable contractor when completing any home renovation project.

4. Lighting
Bathrooms can be dark and dim, especially if natural light is minimal. Therefore, when designing your renovation, use a mix of lighting solutions for the most impact, including recessed ceiling fixtures, vanity lighting, shower enclosure lighting, mood light and natural sunlight (if feasible).

5. Accessorize
Spa-like bathrooms will always have a place in modern design, especially as people look for ways to relax and unwind in the home. Features like heated floors, steam showers, custom shower seats, niches, shower heads and body sprayers, heated towel racks, etc., are great ways to add luxury and function to any bathroom. 

Your Mississauga Real Estate Sales Representative
If you are considering a bathroom renovation but want to ensure you maximize your home’s resale value, contact me, Deborah Clerk, Real Estate Sales Representative, ASA with Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage, for a free home evaluation

With my many years of experience as a realtor, I can advise you on which updates you should consider for maximum impact. I can even recommend trusted trades and professionals to help you get the job done on time and within budget. Let’s connect!

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