When our Diamond Bath team works with local homeowners, we spend a lot of timing talking about the functionality of their space and making sure we deliver a bathroom they will love for many years to come. But on occasion, we hear from people anxious to sell their house, and they understand that bathrooms and kitchens are just as important to selling your home as curb appeal, when it comes to a competitive Illinois real estate market. For homeowners looking for that quick sale, we have three suggested updates, borrowed from this BankRate article, that are affordable and will help improve the the value of your home in the eyes of today's home buyers:
1. Lighting: If you bathroom still features the contract-grade lights from when your home was built back in 1998, we encourage you to browse our Gallery and take a look at new fixtures during your next visit to a home improvement store. Fresh new lighting fixtures, and lights, should WOW when that switch is flipped by potential buyers! And lights are now more energy efficient that models that are 20+ years old now for monthly energy savings.
2. Shower Functionality: While we do spend a lot of our time replacing three piece tub & shower units with custom tiled showers that are a dramatic improvement to the overall look and feel of a bathroom, we also add special touches to make every new shower more functional. We've already commented frequently on the now "necessary" tiled shower niche, but built-in shower benches are also becoming more common - especially for those who shave their legs frequently! Shower lighting should also be considered PRIOR to your renovation, not as an afterthought.
3. Dual Sinks: We've sparked the Dual Sink Debate previously, but in Northern Illinois, the jury seems conclusive that new home buyers truly want dual sinks in their master bathrooms. Our Diamond Bath team can help you plan for this fairly easy update that will automatically make your home feel more contemporary and more valuable. And while we are focused on those new sinks, don't forget about updating the countertops (Which Countertop Material is Best?) and faucetry as well!
Whether you're focused on updating your "forever" home or preparing your home for the marketplace, contact Diamond Bath today if you live in McHenry or Lake County, Illinois!
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