We’re focusing on ways to incorporate more funkiness into remodeling projects, while protecting your resale value and return on investment. This the fifth post in our series on the subject–if you want to read more tips like this, catch up on our earlier posts.
In the world of remodeling projects, the kitchen is your top priority, the master bathroom second, and all other bathrooms fall into line behind those two spaces. If you already have an updated kitchen and master bath, you might be contemplating redoing your hall bath or powder room. If so, you’re in luck–by the very nature of being lower priority rooms, you have the leeway to go in more fun directions where your tile, paint, lighting, counter and cabinetry selections are concerned. As long as you keep it tasteful, buyers are willing to accept a more playful hall bathroom–which the majority of the time is a kid’s bathroom anyway. A powder room? Go crazy! Drama really works in such a small space–feel free to make yours an experience. Worst-case scenario, if a potential homebuyer doesn’t like your powder room, it doesn’t feel like an overwhelming remodeling job to most people. They recognize that a room this small is not going to take a lot of time or money if they want to put their own style stamp on it after closing. If a homebuyer doesn’t like your hall bathroom or powder room design, it’s generally not a deal-breaker, as long as they’re updated spaces.
Here’s a charming little bathroom we created for a client with loads of fun that will appeal to most any future homebuyer: