According to the Cost vs Value Report 2016, the cost of an average bathroom remodel is $18,163 in St. Louis and the recapture is 61.3%. However a minor bathroom makeover can have a substantial increase and marketability of your home if not the value. There are many small touches that are very inexpensive that can make your bathroom take on a new and more current look. Sometimes with just a couple of hundred dollars and a little elbow grease, a weekend do-it-yourself project can produce a 100% return on your dollar.
In this bathroom, my client spent a Saturday adding a glass tile back splash and a glass shelf. This little bit of “extra” put the finishing touches on this lower level bathroom.
Installing frameless shower doors in any bathroom can really create an illusion of additional space. It will also make the bathroom feel more current. This link gives you some of the different styles that are available.
Here is something I did to my bathroom. This wooden cabinet look was going to cost over $1500 in all the supply catalogues. I found this old sewing machine cabinet in a pile of junk at an estate sale and paid $100 for it, the sink was $70, the glass counter was approx $300. The glass could easily be switched to a granite.
These are just a few samples of a minor bathroom makeover that can make a difference in your sale. Sometimes it is just changing the shower curtain and towels, or just painting. Maybe it’s as simple as a new mirror. Here is an article from from Houselogic, 7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling, to help you keep on budget.
See my blog with tips from veteran stager Leslie Ayers about staging a bathroom for some more very inexpensive tips.
If these articles haven’t convinced you, try this one.
Homes for Sale near the Delmar Loop – contact Barbara Heise to schedule an appointment to see one or more of these homes.