Bathroom design trends have changed over the last few decades and as a result an older bathroom can not only be less energy efficient, but also date your house considerable. Updating your bathroom can make your home a more attractive prospect if you’re looking to sell it and add value to your home. At a time of financial uncertainty, updating your bathroom could be a great investment as well as something for you to enjoy now.

Typically, an updated bathroom can potentially add between 4-5% to the value of your home, depending on the design and quality of build. A new bathroom design should look fresh and clean looking, but also stylish and luxurious; a place to enjoy spending time in the bath or shower. Buyers are also looking for energy efficient homes, so it is important to bear this in mind as well.

Whether you are just making a few cosmetic changes or doing a complete refurb, make sure you plan properly in terms of layout, budget, and build. Include a qualified plumber with good reviews and references in this process to make sure what you want can be achieved, and updating your bathroom can add value, make sure its fit for purpose for you and your home now. For example, do you need a practical family bathroom for adults and children, or a stylist but functional bathroom for a professional couple?

If you have young children or your home is one that lends itself to a young family, a classic layout with a bath is a practical choice. If that isn’t a consideration a large walk-in shower or wet room might be a better bet. If you can have both, you will find your bathroom appeals to a wider market.

There are many different types of showers to choose from, including electric, thermostatic mixer, power showers, digital, rain shower heads, and wet rooms with a choice of screens or sliding glass doors. In addition to design, bear energy efficiency in mind as well, as the cost of energy continues to be cause for concern.

It’s also important to remember storage and make the most of space available by using all available spare space. In addition to the more traditional cabinets, if your bathroom is smaller, you can use empty walls for shelving and make use of under the sink or even the side of the bath for drawers. Make use of natural light and keep as much floor space as possible to make smaller bathrooms seem bigger.

If you’re looking to add value to your home by updating your bathroom, get in touch with Deacon Plumbing and Heating for a quote from a qualified bathroom fitting company with great reviews.