Bathroom Renovations Toronto

If you are renovating your bathroom and you are in it for a complete makeover you might find yourself wondering if you should swap out that tub/shower combination for a modern, fresh and clean looking stand up shower. For most homes the shower function of your bathroom tends to be used more than the bathtub so it only makes sense for a lot of families to get rid of the tub and put in a designer stand up shower. Before you completely rip up your bathtub and start installing a shower here are some things to consider for each one that will hopefully help you make the best decision based on your family’s needs and lifestyle.

More Toys

By ripping out the tub you can use the existing space to create a super fancy walk in shower with multiple shower heads, a built in bench or crazy, fancy doors. By utilizing the same amount of space you previously had a bathtub in gives you a massive walk in shower with lots of room for unique and custom add-ons.

Keep At Least One Tub

While walk in showers give your bathroom an incredibly contemporary look and keep things simple and modern, but when or if you decide to sell your home one of the biggest points potential buyers will look for will be a bathtub especially if they are a family with young children. Further, if you want to give your home a high-end look, and potentially price tag, you should look to have a walk in shower with a separate standing bath tub, specifically in the master bath should your home have one.

How Long Are You Staying?

If you know the home you are living in will be the home you live in for most of the rest of your life then you will want to consider ease of use as you age. Walk in showers typically get easier to use as people age so it might be something to consider if you know you are going to stay for a long time. If you know you are doing some renovations to help sell your current home and get you into your forever home then this might be something you want to hold off on installing until you get to your long term home.

Are You Doing This to Sell?

If you are making this renovation to sell your home because you think it makes it more attractive it may not do what you want it to do. When a house is listed with a full bathroom, more multiple full bathrooms, that usually means a sink, toilet and a bathtub. A bathroom with a sink, toilet and stand up shower can sometimes be described as a three quarter bathroom. This is not always the case, but perhaps something to consider if you are taking the tub out of the main bathroom.

Overall it comes down to personal preference and what you want to have for your home. A lot of people like walk in showers because they feel like there is more elbow room and it gives your bathroom a much more finished and contemporary look. If you want to sell your home in the next few years then consider the impact of this kind of renovation as it is not something a new owner can easily change, like paint, when they move in. Before making this kind of change it is recommended that you really consider what kind of use you are going to get out of it, if this is what is best for the lifestyle you have or if it just looked great on the showroom floor and is not really something that is best for your family. No matter which way you decide to go investing in renovations in your bathroom (and your kitchen) will provide better resale value than investing the money anywhere else in your home as it is one of the first thing potential buyers look at.


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