Small Changes That Make A Big Difference
Making improvements to your bathrooms and kitchen is one of the best ways to boost the value of your home. Often times, though, you can make a huge difference without spending a huge amount of money.
Faucets — Whether your current faucets are scratched up, look out-dated, or lack style, a new faucet can make a big difference.
Look for faucets that are consistent with your home’s style. Faucets with handles that have spokes or levers are a better investment than faucets with round knobs — spokes and levers are easier for little hands and old hands to maneuver than knobless handles, which can be hard to hold and turn.
Vanity — Switching out a vanity can change the whole look, and sometimes the very functionality, of your bathroom. For bathrooms long on clutter and short on storage, exchanging a pedestal sink for a cabinet vanity can help streamline and clean up the room. Changing a tile countertop to a solid surface, such as granite or soapstone, is another sure-fire way to transform an outdated looking bathroom to one that feels current with today’s design trends.
Fixtures — Replacing a standard mirror-fronted medicine cabinet with a large mirror will not only make the room feel more modern, but also larger. If storage is a concern, consider a bigger built-in cabinet or updating the front of your current cabinet with a frame. Updating your towel bars, hooks and toilet paper holder with new, stylish versions is a simple way to change the look and feel of your bathroom.
For more ideas and tips on updating your bathroom, visit these resources:
- HGTV’s Front Door: Maximum Value Bathroom Projects: Counters and Vanity
- Home Renovating Guide: Add Value To Your Home With the Right Fixtures and Accessories
- A.J. Perri: Add Value to Your Home & Save Money by Updating your Bathroom and/or Kitchen