According to the Nationwide Building Society, adding an en-suite bathroom to your property could add an extra 5% to the value of your property. This is good news for those who are planning to renovate their homes in the hope of re-sale, but if you are thinking about doing this, make sure that you have the space. If you go ahead and build a new bathroom, but take away too much space from a double room, this could actually have the opposite effect and cause you to lose money instead. Simply by renewing your bathroom you could also improve the prospects of selling your house.
Bill Ward, owner of a London Plumbers comments “I’ve seen quite a big increase in the number of people coming to me for quotes for their en-suites. It makes sense, if people aren’t buying houses right now, renovation is the sensible way forward”
If you decide to go ahead and build a new bathroom, you can use the following as a handy guide:
Think carefully about what you want to achieve with your new bathroom. Take space into consideration and think about layout. You don’t have to be an architect to do this! Some graph paper and a measuring tape should suffice just to give you an idea of what to look for when you go shopping for installations. Don’t be afraid to get creative!
Check out a variety of different places to get the look you want at a price you can afford. Have a specific look in mind and make sure that everything you get matches. Don’t forget about your floors and stay away from carpet.
Get a plumber to install your bath or shower first. Because these are likely to be the biggest items you will install, by putting them in first you can get a clearer idea of how much space you have left to play with. This will come in handy when you are accessorising and buying the final finishing touches. After – install the toilet and sinks, ensuring that the plumbing is all properly connected.
When everything is installed, you can lay your floor. Again, you might want to get a professional to do this, although there are a plethora of DIY kits on the market today
Now for the fun part! Pick your paint and grab a brush. Add accessories and fresh flowers to your room to complete the look.