There is no doubting the fact that taking the time to renovate your home can increase it's appeal to a potential buyer, and the bathroom is one room that is particularly important. Upgrading an existing bathroom or putting in an extra “comfort station” is one of the surest ways make your home more “livable” and increase property value at the same time.
You could start small, perhaps by putting in a “his and hers” electrical plug in your existing bathroom. This very simple addition, especially in a property with only one bathroom, can make quite a significant difference. If there is only one bathroom, is it possible to add an additional one? If you opt to build on your home’s main floor, make privacy a priority. Make sure your new bathroom doesn’t share the same wall as the kitchen or the living room.
One of the biggest selling points of a bathroom is the amount of space available for storage, so if do have the opportunity to do so this is something you want to consider upgrading. As most people can attest to, if you have your own drawer for your personal belongings you are generally happier. Another item to consider if the amount of counter space, generally the more the better as long as it isn't over the top. If you are able to add storage space and a bigger counter in the bathroom you will be able to get more money for your real estate listing.
Are you in love with the idea of having an indulgent “mini-spa” master bathroom within steps of your bedroom? Perhaps “his and hers” sinks, a deep soaker tub or a glass stall shower with multiple jets is in your future. Create your fantasy world with marble counter tops, recessed lighting, plenty of windows and high end fixtures. An enclosed toilet provides added privacy.
Keep in mind that such a decadent bathroom will certainly provide you with an enhanced living experience, but it won’t necessarily increase your home’s value more than a typical bathroom upgrade or addition. There are a few exceptions to every rule and bathrooms are not immune to this. Having the floors fitted with heating system, or fitting the room with a fireplace is a luxury that definitely adds value. You always want to follow the golden renovation rule, keep the quality of each room in your property relatively the same as all of the others.