Remodeling Your Bathroom? Three Upgrades Worth Investing In
February 6, 2014
Did you know that remodeling your bathroom is one of the best projects you can take on when it comes to improving your home’s resale value? The average bathroom remodel costs about $16,000, and increases the resale value of homes by $10,300. In other words, homeowners recoup 65% of the money they spend.
If you are planning on remodeling your bathroom, you’re probably looking for upgraded appliances. Not only can they improve your experience and save you money on your water bill, but they are also key features that home buyers will look for in the future. Here are three common upgrades people make, and some important facts about each style.
1. Walk in Bathtubs
- There are about 41 million people over the age of 65 now living in the U.S. The elderly and the disabled often have trouble getting into a normal tub. Walk in bathtubs don’t require you to step over a high barrier. Instead, you can walk in, and seat yourself at chair level. This lowers the risk of slipping and falling.
- Being able to use a bath again will enable seniors to receive health benefits not always possible with a shower. Baths help with circulation, soothing muscles, reducing stress, and improving sleep patterns.
- Medicare will not usually cover the cost of walk in tubs, since they do not qualify as “durable medical equipment.”
2. Whirlpool Shower Baths
- Whirlpool shower baths add an upscale touch to the bath experience. The water in these baths swirls and pushes lightly against bodies, creating a massage-like sensation.
- They offer a chance for people to experience luxury in everyday living; The International Spa Association reports that 57 million Americans have visited a spa at least once. Public spa whirlpools, however, can potentially transmit diseases, making private use more appealing.
3. Water Efficient Toilets
- There are several types of water efficient toilets, including pressurized, dual flush, and ultra-low flow toilets, that can use 20% less water than the mandated limit. This can help to reduce household water bills.
- It’s a good idea to read reviews on various models, because some water efficient toilets are regarded as less capable of adequately removing waste than others
- Some public utility companies will give rebates to customers who purchase and install high efficiency toilets and replace older, less efficient models.
How will you be upgrading and improving your bathroom? Let us know in the comments.
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