It’s true that not all home renovations can add significant resale value to your home, but a luxury bathroom upgrade with the right products certainly can. In fact, the bathroom is such an important and personal space to many home buyers that they often head straight for it when looking at a house on the market. While expected recoup value on your remodel investment is going to vary according to where you live and the state of the housing market at the time of sale, below are a few rock solid, luxury remodel product and amenity options that that should afford you some peace of mind that you’re making a good investment.
Perhaps the number one item that homeowners are getting excited about these days is steam showers. It has long been known, and in recent years widely rediscovered, that the health benefits of steam therapy are significant. Steam has been known to soothe anxiety and foster a sense of well being, alleviate symptoms caused by the common cold, detoxify the body, and improve circulation, among many other benefits. ThermaSol®, creator of the first steam bath unit for the home, is designing and building the finest and most technologically-savvy steam bath and sauna environments available today. They offer you the only 100% digital, fully networked steam system in the world, and their showers feature proprietary technology like FastStart™ and SmartSteam™, for an unparalleled steam experience. Furthermore, their steam showers are available with amenities like the Serenity Light and Music System, a self-contained, shower proof, compact 10” diameter module that produces high-intensity full spectrum light and sound for the most relaxing chromatherapy experience. For a home remodel, a steam shower from ThermaSol’s impressive line makes an ideal choice.
Luxury Soaking Tub
Many who are in the market for a home will be looking for a modern bath environment that features a stunning and inviting bathtub; those who aren’t necessarily looking for one might very well be pleasantly surprised if the home they are checking out happens to have one. So, what makes a bathtub inviting? Among many things including appealing design, roominess and occupancy size are of utmost importance. A soaking tub is designed to be bigger and deeper, and allows for a couple to spend a romantic evening submerged and sipping champagne, if they choose. It also allows for a much deeper level of relaxation. One of our favorite products in this category is the 48″ Abbey Hammered Copper Slipper Soaking Tub. Featuring a sumptuous nickel interior and resting on claw feet, this gorgeous tub features a wide and deep interior with a pleasant surface texture. With this beauty in your bath environment, your ability to impress homebuyers will drastically improve.
There are luxuries for the bath environment, and there are heated floors. This is one of those upgrades that is sure to impress a homebuyer, as it is less common an amenity than say, a nice bathtub. Having radiant heat in the bathroom floor means having absolute comfort when stepping in from another part of the home that is cooler, or maintaining a degree of the warmth you feel when you step out of the bath or shower. When it comes to options and cost, there are hydronic heating systems (water is heated by a boiler or water heater and circulated through flexible tubes) and electric heating systems (electric heating elements warm the floor); hydronic is going to be more expensive. It’s best to consult a specialist in radiant heating, like WarmlyYours in Long Grove, Illinois, to figure out what is best for your bath environment.
With so many factors to consider, trying to figure out exactly how much value a bathroom remodel will add to your home’s resale value is tricky, if not impossible. But with products and amenities like the ones above, you’re more likely to do well for yourself.
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