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Bathoom renovation is worth the time and money, even if you aren't moving any time soon.

The financials According to Zillow, bathroom remodels yield the biggest returns in terms of boosting your home’s resale value. For minor cosmetic changes you’ll see a $1.71 increase in home value for every $1 you spend. This includes things like painting and refinishing cabinets, swapping out the mirror, or upgrading hardware. Even if you only have the time and budget to make small improvements, focusing on bathrooms is usually a smart move. For larger bathroom renovations, our area (DC, Maryland & Virginia) enjoys an ROI of 73.5 percent on bathroom projects - so for every $100 you spend on your bathroom, you will get $73.50 back when you eventually sell your home. If you have a home with only one bathroom adding an additional bathroom can be a smart move for your lifestyle now, and your wallet later. The expectation that there will be as many bathrooms as bedrooms + a beautiful guest powder room is becoming the norm in the US. Your home will attract more potential buyers if you come close to this norm. Why wait? Don't wait for a realtor to tell you to update your bathroom. Take a look at it. Does it make you feel relaxed, refreshed and happy? If not, consider making a change. Your home is not just a spreadsheet or an investment. It is a place we spend the majority of our time, a place where we create cherished lifetime memories.

Investing in your dream bathroom makes financial sense, and it also makes sense for your wellbeing and happiness at home.

Jeeves bathroom renovations start at just $3900 labor - click the link to take a look at our process and feel free to contact us any time you have questions. Tips for a successful renovation Fix what doesn’t work first Start by focusing on whatever is going to look bad to a buyer on a home tour or worse on a home inspection report — a bad paint job, cracked tiles, peeling caulk, water stains and dirty grout are a few common examples. Opt for waterproof materials if anything needs to be replaced. Porous materials don’t perform well over time, including marble, which requires significant maintenance (and buyers know it). If you need ventilation, install a quiet new fan or, even better, a window. A window can let in much-needed natural light in a small space, giving it a whole new look. Prioritize layout Bathrooms should always be functional before all else, so if you’re considering reworking the layout, keep functionality in mind. Make sure there’s enough clearance for the shower door and cabinet doors, don’t place a toilet next to a tub if you can avoid it, make sure there’s a place for a toilet paper holder near the toilet, and don’t forget about electrical outlets near the counter. Depending on your local market, price point and home’s layout, a water closet, where the toilet is housed in its own room within the bathroom, can be appealing to buyers. Keep the design neutral While you can have a bit more fun with a powder room, full bathrooms should be neutral and light. After all, you’re looking to appeal to as many buyers as possible. Try less expensive bathroom upgrades Even some minor upgrades to bathrooms can make a big impact on buyers. Consider these budget-friendly options: Paint or refinish cabinets instead of replacing them. Install a new toilet (white and comfort height, with an elongated bowl). Add new lighting, like sconces that give a high-end look. Include a new mirror or recessed mirrored-front medicine cabinet. Update hardware and make it match throughout, including knobs, pulls, the vanity light, faucets and towel bars Replace scratched or cracked countertops (consider buying a prefabricated vanity with the counter included for ease and affordability) Deep clean — getting rid of rust stains, scrubbing every surface and recaulking can make a big difference. Want more no obligation, no pressure information about a bathroom renovation you are considering? Call us at 301-528-5664 or 703-465-0100.

Jeeves has been helping our clients create their dream homes since 1997.


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