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Bathroom Upgrades: What’s Worth Your Time and Money

If you’re thinking about giving your bathroom a makeover, the reasons behind it can really shape which bathroom upgrades are valuable and which ones might not be necessary.

Maybe you’re after a fresh style or need a bathroom that works better for you. Often, folks fix up parts of their house to get it ready for sale.

This is the start of our guide, where we’ll explore what’s truly worth it. We’ll take a look at some of the most common bathroom upgrades people go for and discuss if they’re worth the investment, for yourself or for a possible sale.

Sink or Extra Counter Space?

Dual sinks are a hit for both resale value and daily use. But if space is tight, extending your counter might be a better choice for those extra bottles and brushes.

Shower seating

While shower seats were traditionally only seen in the homes of the elderly or handicapped, they have turned into a luxury addition for any home.

Glass showers: Open and Modern

For a contemporary upgrade, go with glass.

Not only do they add a modern look, they also serve to give the impression of openness, making a small space seem larger.

Lighting Matters

Don’t underestimate lighting. Layered lighting works best. An overhead light is good for general purposes, but you’ll want lights above your vanity mirror for putting on makeup or another close-up task.

Depending on the size of the bathroom, you may want to give the shower or tub area and the toilet area their own lights, as well.

Storage: The More, The Merrier

You don’t often hear people complain about having too much storage in their bathroom. After all, it’s home to a lot of items, and extra storage is always a win!

Whatever construction you need to have done in order to expand your storage space will be worth it, whether you’re selling your home or just seeking to make it more user-friendly.

Paint: A Quick Refresh

Color makes a big splash without a big price tag. It’s the perfect way to quickly create a fresh feel. This is one of those tricky times when your reason for updating the bathroom counts.

If you’re painting because you want to enjoy a new look, feel free to play with colors and be as bold as you want to be.

Color creativity isn’t the best idea, however, if you’re painting with selling in mind. Neutral colors will allow a potential buyer to envision themselves in the space, with their own style on display.

Toilet Privacy

Building a half wall to add privacy to the toilet area is rarely a bad idea.

If the look you’re going for in your upgraded bathroom is one of luxury, hiding the toilet makes sense.

Talk to your contractor about the possibility. He may have an idea you haven’t considered.

If you find that building a wall isn’t going to be an option for you, a decorative screen can create a nice partition.

Super-Sized Showers

If the tub isn’t used very often, removing it and expanding the shower may be a good option for you.

The extra space can allow for a larger, more extravagant shower head and more room to move around.

One important thing to note is that you shouldn’t remove your tub if it’s the only one in the house.

If you only have the budget for one or two items on this list, pick the ones that seem the most important to you and best suits your needs, whether it’s for your enjoyment or for a possible sale.


Wrapping up, we hope this guide has sparked some ideas for your bathroom project. Remember, whether it’s for personal enjoyment or to increase your home’s market value, the right upgrades can make a world of difference.

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