Thinking of remodeling your bathroom? That might be a good idea!
An up-to-date bathroom can increase the value of your Michigan home, making it easier to sell and more appealing to buyers.
But we don’t recommend remodeling your bathroom ONLY to increase your home’s value. That’s because the average bathroom remodel costs about $20,000 – and the average homeowner only recoups about 66% of that cost when they sell.
Now, if you’re planning to live in your home for a while longer before you sell, remodel away! You’ll be able to enjoy your updated bathroom for years and make it more enticing to future buyers years down the road.
If you do decide to renovate, here are some tips straight from our years of experience in Metro Detroit real estate.
Create a Budget
The first thing you should do is create a budget that covers every aspect of the remodel. That way you know how much you’re willing to spend before you dive into the weeds, and you’ll have really considered what changes you can (and can’t) live without. You may opt to keep your existing tub or vanity, for example, if replacing them puts you over budget. Simply swapping in modern faucets can make a big difference!
Hire a Professional
Unless you’re an expert in plumbing, tiling, electrical work and so on, definitely hire a professional for your bathroom remodel. It’s an expensive investment – and likely MORE expensive and more frustrating to have to call in a pro to come in and fix issues after the fact.
There are many options for bathroom fixtures, and – trust us – it’s worth it in the long run to choose each new item in the most durable material you can afford (think marble or granite versus laminate or fiberglass). This will make your new bathroom last longer and look fresher as the years go by.
Hope that helps!
And if you want to sell your Metro Detroit house as-is for cash – even with that 1970s avocado tile in the bathroom – give Mitten Made Properties a call at (248) 883-3340 or fill out this quick form. We can make you a fair cash offer in 48 hours and close in as little as two weeks!