Considering doing a bathroom upgrade before selling?
Sellers doing a bathroom upgrade should focus on the shower.
A 2019 bathroom-remodel survey completed by Houzz found that 83% of homeowners updated it and 54% made it larger.
Roomier showers remove some common pet peeves homeowners have with their master bathrooms: The showers can be too small and outdated.
Shower not in the budget, here are other popular upgrades that may get the WOW factor you’re looking for:
Accent walls: More than one-third of homeowners renovating their bathroom added an accent wall.
Mirrors: New trends show homeowners opting for two mirrors over each of the two sinks. The top features in mirror upgrades included anti-fog systems, LED lighting, and hidden plugs.
High-tech toilets: One-third of remodeled master bathroom toilets contained high-tech features, such as self-cleaning units and seats with bidets, heat, overflow protection, or nightlights.
Lighting: Eighty-one percent of renovating homeowners also updated their lightings, such as additional wall lights, recessed lights, or shower lights. Most of the new lighting uses both metal and glass.
Alternative flooring: Ceramic or porcelain tile are still the most popular flooring material in master bathrooms, but materials like vinyl and resilient and engineered wood flooring are also on the rise.
Source: “2019 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study,” Houzz (November 2019)
Originally from Cornwall NY, Heather grew up cleaning her parents rental apartments and learning about real estate at a young age. She found her way to SWFL in her 20's and bought her first rental property at 25. After meeting with agents to list a property for sale, she began analyzing the commission scale for listing agents and didn't agree with the model. The journey began in 2014, in between working for a large real estate investment education company, working as a real estate agent for a large local brokerage, and managing her own investments in SWFL, she began to develop the Listed Realty secret sauce- professional full service and a flat listing fee.
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