Month: September 2015

Remodeling Your Bathroom Is a Safe Investment

Heavy Glass Shower Door Bathroom RemodelWhen investing money into your home, it’s always safe to do your research first and understand what’s going to give you the best return now and in the long run. While updates vary, there are a few overhauls that tend to stand true as a good investment no matter what city or market you live in. These include things like new house siding, a new roof, new hardwood or tile floors, and new kitchen and bathroom upgrades.

Make a Better Investment in Your Bathroom

According to Remodel Magazine, bathroom remodels can return more than 100 percent of your initial investment. Yes, you read correctly, MORE than 100 percent. This isn’t always the norm, but in certain markets, it is, especially if you’ve taken into account the overall value of your home and the homes in your neighborhood. It’s very important to keep these two values in mind before you overhaul your bathroom. It’s not a good idea to put too much money into a bathroom when your home’s value isn’t overall very high, or the normal values of homes in your area are already lower. Do your homework, make a plan and budget, and be smart about the updates you make for the best return on your investment.

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Do This, Not That

When it comes to upgrades and updates, make sure you are picking the right ones that are worth your money and time. About 10 to 20 years ago the big trend in bathroom remodels was to add a whirlpool luxury tub in the master bathroom. Now, it’s totally dated and unnecessary. Most people don’t even have the time to take baths anymore, so spare yourself the money and square footage and install a walk-in shower with heavy glass shower doors. These are real money makers in the remodeling world.

Take Your Desires into Account

Lastly, don’t just remodel based on what the latest market survey tells you to do. Don’t forget that you’re the one living in the house, and there is still a lot of value in your everyday lifestyle, comfort and happiness in your home. This is especially true if you don’t plan on selling your home for a while. Make sure you’re making updates that you’ll enjoy and love seeing day in and day out.

Call Janssen Glass & Door today at (913) 677-5727 to help you remodel your bathroom with custom glass and mirrors.