Add value to your home by renovating your bathroom. It's the best choice next to renovating your kitchen or adding a room

Summary

Adding value to your home in Sydney is as easy as renovating your bathroom

5 Bathroom Renovation Trends in 2020 the Black and White Spa Inspired Look

Renovating your bathroom with a renovation contractor like Nu-Trend is one of the best ways to increase the value of your house or unit in Sydney. You’ll find real estate experts will recommend this as the first place to start. The kitchen and bathroom is where we spend most of our daily lives so it makes sense they are the first areas people consider to renovate. Plus they are harder to update compared to a backyard, bedroom or living room. 

 

Recent statistics from sites like Domain show that the number of bathrooms in properties are over 2.5 per home. So it becomes a worthwhile area to consider for your investment either to enjoy yourself or to make money later in life. A bathroom can help sell a property faster by attracting more buyers who don’t want to go through renovation hassles themselves. 

 

See some of our recent work & some of the things we recommend you consider when renovating your bathroom to increase the value of your property;

Things like vanities, toilet suites, baths, tapware and accessories are the things that generally set the tone and largely determine the cost of a bathroom renovation. It makes the difference between your bathroom renovation being “budget” or “luxury”.

Remember, if your aim is to update your bathroom purely for resale, you wont be the one to enjoy the expensive spa baths, shower massagers or heated toilet seats and other such luxury items.

However, it is important to purchase quality, modern items such as mixer taps, adjustable hand held shower roses and light/fan/heater units as these not only look great, but are standard in all recent bathroom renovations.

So you need to decide on these items based on the purpose of the room and renovation.

Whilst almost all modern bathrooms have a shower area, your aim is to have your bathroom appeal to as many perspective buyers as possible including families with young children. Not having a bathroom with a bath in the home will inevitably mean an instant “no” from these groups unless they renovate the bathroom themselves which could in reduce the sale price of your home.

There are many ways in which a bath can be incorporated into small bathrooms. Manufacturers have in recent years added smaller sized free standing baths to their product lines and built-in baths can quite easily be included within bathrooms with limited space.

Aim to avoid shower over bath installations as these are considered outdated and a fall hazard to many people, although if necessary, a shower/ bath installation can be safe and have a contemporary appeal. 

The smartest renovators will look at ways to increase the usable space in a property by changing the floor plan. This could mean moving a toilet or shower or even combining the laundry & bathroom.

The money spent could be less than $5,000 in extra costs but add $20,000 or more to the perceived value of the property by having a larger, more funcational space to live in.

Choose a vanity with lots of storage; if its good enough for ‘The Block’ then its good enough for everyone. Recent trends have seen vanities wall mounted, streamline and some with little storage space. While these may look great and certainly make the bathroom appear more spacious, some designs are impractical as far as storage goes, so aim to purchase a vanity that is both modern and practical.

Recessed mirrors; a design trick here is to add a recessed mirrored wall cabinet that creates more space in the room but also that extra, much valued storage space or “face level storage”.

 
 
  • Stick with classic and neutral colour schemes when choosing your tiles. Bold and bright colours that appeal to your personal taste and those that may happen to be on trend now, can actually date your bathroom in just a few short years. Remember, you are renovating your bathroom to appeal to as many perspective buyers as possible, not only those who prefer bold colours. White walls with a feature floor or a single feature wall is always a stunning effect creating a light, airy and spacious bathroom with character. Soft neutrals make a bathroom space calming, almost spa like while not overwhelming the room. 
 
 
  • Choose chrome tapware. Whilst black, brass and a variety of other tapware finishes are very much on trend and undeniably look amazing, they are of a particular taste. As with colour schemes, when it comes to resale, tapware is best kept with the classics to appeal to the majority. Chrome is by far the best choice for appealing to the largest percentage of buyers as it is a fabulous finish that does not require special care.
 
 
 
  • Hire experienced, licensed professionals. It doesn’t matter how carefully you choose your tiles, fittings and accessories, if they are not fixed, fitted and installed correctly, the end result will ultimately appear cheap and nasty, this is especially true with tiling. Let’s not forget the importance of waterproofing, should the shower leak, it will be picked up on the building inspection. The bathroom is definitely not an area to cut corners by testing your DIY skills. We have been operating since 2009 doing both plumbing and bathroom renovations so we have seen it all. We can help you with your bathroom design will ensure you make the most out of every inch of your bathroom space but more importantly making sure it is done right.

Stick with classic and neutral colour schemes when choosing your tiles. Bold and bright colours that appeal to your personal taste and those that may happen to be on trend now, can actually date your bathroom in just a few short years.

Remember, you are renovating your bathroom to appeal to as many perspective buyers as possible, not only those who prefer bold colours.

White walls with a feature floor or a single feature wall is always a stunning effect creating a light, airy and spacious bathroom with character. Soft neutrals make a bathroom space calming, almost spa like while not overwhelming the room. 

Choose chrome tapware. Whilst black, brass and a variety of other tapware finishes are very much on trend and undeniably look amazing, they are of a particular taste. As with colour schemes, when it comes to resale, tapware is best kept with the classics to appeal to the majority. Chrome is by far the best choice for appealing to the largest percentage of buyers as it is a fabulous finish that does not require special care.

 
 
 
  • Hire experienced, licensed professionals. It doesn’t matter how carefully you choose your tiles, fittings and accessories, if they are not fixed, fitted and installed correctly, the end result will ultimately appear cheap and nasty, this is especially true with tiling. Let’s not forget the importance of waterproofing, should the shower leak, it will be picked up on the building inspection. The bathroom is definitely not an area to cut corners by testing your DIY skills. We have been operating since 2009 doing both plumbing and bathroom renovations so we have seen it all. We can help you with your bathroom design will ensure you make the most out of every inch of your bathroom space but more importantly making sure it is done right.

Hire experienced, licensed professionals. It doesn’t matter how carefully you choose your tiles, fittings and accessories, if they are not fixed, fitted and installed correctly, the end result will ultimately appear cheap and nasty, this is especially true with tiling. Let’s not forget the importance of waterproofing, should the shower leak, it will be picked up on the building inspection. The bathroom is definitely not an area to cut corners by testing your DIY skills.

We have been operating since 2009 doing both plumbing and bathroom renovations so we have seen it all.

We can help you with your bathroom design will ensure you make the most out of every inch of your bathroom space but more importantly making sure it is done right.

Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis is a licensed Plumber, Building Renovator and Director of Nu-Trend, a Sydney Plumber and Bathroom Renovations contractor. Nu-Trend has been operating since 2009 as an independent sole trader in Sydney. Rick provides all types of services for small bathroom renovations, leaking tap repairs, hot water high-pressure jet blasting and more.