When purchasing a home, it may not have all the amenities you wanted, but you can add those with the help of a contractor. So, if your home didn’t come with an oblong garden tub, you can hire a contractor to install one for you and any other upgrades to the fixtures you would like to add. Remodeling your bathroom can also increase the value of your home if you ever decide to sell. The larger, open space and functionality offered by renovating your bathroom will appeal to potential buyers since the kitchen and bathroom are two of the most important rooms in your house. Buyers will check these two areas first, before looking at the rest of the house.

From an investor standpoint, your home is one of the most valuable possessions you will ever own. It might depreciate a little, depending on the market and current timing, but overall, the improvements you make to your property now will pay back in big returns later on. Making improvements in your home will increase its overall property value. The top 3 interior renovations that add value to a home for resale include kitchen renovations, appliance upgrades, and bathroom renovations.

The saying that it takes money to make money is true in some instances. The money you invest in your home’s renovations will pay off in the form of higher property values, increased storage and functionality, and you’ll be proud to own such a beautiful home.

There are many ways you can maximize the space in your bathroom to include spaces for towels like a small closet with shelves for towels and bathing products (body wash, shampoo, bubble bath, etc.) with a sliding door to keep it neat and aesthetically pleasing. Under counter space can also be utilized for improved functionality, as well as many other space-saving alterations.

Should You Hire an Interior Designer/Space Planner to Help?

If you’re not sure what you want, or you need help figuring out your style of preference, an interior designer/space planner can help you decide on a style and maximize the space to make this the room of your dreams, complete with all the amenities you want. Not only can they help you discover what you want, but they can save you time and money by suggesting changes that make the most financial sense and add value to the home. They can also help guide you when it comes to working with and negotiating pricing with contractors.

How a Space Planner Can Help Maximize Functionality

A space planner or interior designer can help you maximize the space and improve functionality of this space by making suggestions for essential elements that can serve a dual purpose. Get more use out of the space you have by increasing its function. They can suggest colors and accents that will help make the room look larger and offer advice on appliances that will fit the space and give it beauty and sophistication. Beautiful ornate faucets, scalloped porcelain sinks, and marbled counters and floor tiles are a few suggestions they might make. Hiring a contractor without knowing what your vision is, and what the final cost will be, is a costly mistake. A designer can help you plan the design and the costs around your budget, ensuring that you get the best price and no surprises later.

Popular Design Styles for Renovation

  •  Victorian – elements include gold accents, marble vanity, porcelain, claw-foot tubs
  • Contemporary- Open space, clean and clutter-free. This can resemble minimalist design with just the necessities. Bold colors, contrast, and simple in nature.
  • Modern – open space, designed for comfort and beauty, chrome fixtures, glass and mirrored cabinets.
  • Rustic –the style of old country homes. Wooden cabinets, hardwood flooring, copper or porcelain bathtub (with or without plumbing)
  • Farmhouse – old style country with open ceilings and exposed beams. Sliding barn doors, painted in pastel colors of cream, yellow, or green, wire or woven baskets, vintage knobs and drawer pulls.
  • Tropical- open, airy spaces, large high windows or skylights, tropical plants, glassed in showers with hinged doors, garden tub, or central shower drain and sprayer. Reminds you of the beach resorts you may have stayed in for vacation.

Reasons for Bathroom Renovations Include:

Adding a second bathroom – many family homes have two bathrooms, but older homes built in the 1950s and before, typically only had one bathroom and maybe a smaller room with a sink and toilet (considered a half/bathroom).

Widening a shower for older adults – older adults may need a larger shower to accommodate a chair for sit-down showering. Raised bathtubs, toilet seats, and handrails are common renovations added to bathrooms for older people.

Adding an angled enclosure shower- these are showers that are shaped like a hexagon and sit in corners or against an open wall. Decorated with chrome and glass, they are aesthetically pleasing and give a look of luxury and sophistication.

Enlarging a small bathroom – sometimes a bathroom is just too small for the family. If you have a little extra space you’re not using, you can make your bathroom larger to make it more functional.

Creating an Asian-inspired bathroom – if you have a house with a full bathroom and a half bath, you can convert the space into an extension of your main bathroom. The bathrooms in Asian houses separate the toilet and shower areas. They have one room with a toilet and sink for using the toilet and washing your hands, and the shower and bathtub are in the main bathroom.

Planning your renovations is an important step because young families without a lot of disposable income need to make the most of their financial investments, ensuring that they get the best price, building materials, and service for the money spent.

No matter what type of changes you want to make in your bathroom, Build Pro Design can help you with your vision and make it come true. Our vision is to help our clients get the bathroom they have always wanted. Our team includes designers and contractors, so we are essentially a one-stop shop for renovations and remodeling. If you’re looking for the best bathroom renovation in Atlanta, give us a call at (678) 392-7653 to find out how we can help you bring your architectural or design dreams come true

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