Adding Value

1st Jan, 2021 | Bathroom Design, Bathrooms, Cloakroom, En Suite, Interior Design, Wet Rooms

Did you know that one of the best ways to add value to your home is by focusing on your bathroom?

Industry information consistently shows that bathrooms are one of the most important features to house buyers, and can add an average value of 5% to a home. This makes them a great investment! Not only will you get to enjoy your dream room, you can rest assured that it will add value to your home should you decide to sell!

Wet rooms in particular are becoming more in demand because of their sleek, modern design and the touch of luxury they add to any home. Their step-free access also means they can be used and enjoyed by all members of the family, no matter their mobility needs.

Not only can the upgrading your current bathroom add more value to your house, there is an even greater increase to be found in adding bathrooms. According to Ideal Homes (https://www.idealhome.co.uk/news/how-much-value-does-a-bathroom-add-250752), over 75% of home buyers said they would offer a higher purchase price for a house that had an en-suite, to save having to put one in themselves. 33% of buyer said they would opt for a house with more bathrooms over one with more bedrooms. In any case, a home with limited bathroom access could reduce the value of the home by up to £20,000.

There are many factors to consider when choosing which type of bathroom to increase the value of your home, either to yourself if you choose to stay in the property, or to buyers if you’re wanting to sell. Design, layout, features, etc. will all vary depending on the user. For example, a four bed detached property would likely benefit from an additional bathroom or an en-suite, as these would be most useful for a family. A bath would be a valuable feature in at least one of these, for the use of families with small children. A three-storey house would benefit from a downstairs cloakroom to avoid having to climb stairs with a toddler each time they need the toilet. A bungalow may benefit greatly from a wet room conversion for the additional independence they provide in helping someone with mobility needs stay in their own home for longer.

Whether you want to upgrade your bathroom so you can enjoy it for many years to come, convert to a wet room to future-proof your home, or add an en-suite to increase the sale value of your home, a bathroom is always a good investment for adding value.