Angie’s List: Bathroom remodeling benefits
Remodeling a bathroom is a big decision. However, it’s beneficial for many reasons.
It improves efficiency and provides a good return on investment if you decide to sell your home.
Angie Hicks — the founder of Angie’s List — says that updating a bathroom can help address bigger issues, especially when it comes to water.
Address bathroom issues
“If something isn’t functioning properly, it’s probably time to remodel,” Angie said. “So if you have a leaky sink, shower, or even a toilet, that can lead to hidden problems—even mold. So go ahead and invest in that remodel at that point in time, to save yourself money down the road.”
What seems like a small water problem could indicate bigger problems beneath the surface. So consult with a professional to help determine the scope of the job, if you know you’ve had leaks.
Return on investment — if you decide to sell
“If you’re planning to sell your house, you want your bathroom to look in tip-top shape and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune,” Angie said. “Sometimes it’s just the little things, like changing out a faucet or adding a new coat of paint, that can really make your bathroom look great, and it can help close the deal.”
Data shows that while you might not see the value of a full remodel, some tweaks can help increase the price. New paint and hardware can have a big impact.
If you decide to tackle something larger, don’t be afraid to call a professional. For more information, visit angieslist.com.