A great way to make your life and home better and more comfortable is to do improvement projects. However, if you are planning anything ambitious such as a major bathroom remodel, you should give it a lot of thought.
While the return on investment is quite good, you have to commit quite a bit of resources on a bathroom remodel, and the disruption to your home life can be considerable. You want to make sure you are as up to it.
A quarter of the homeowner population seems to think they are according to this survey of 1,000 homeowners, but that does not mean you are. Replacing bathroom countertops and nothing else might be all your need, after all.
Below are some of the finer points of the survey that might help you make an informed decision. At the end of it, you can decide if you want to do full bathroom remodeling or just an upgrade with bathroom countertops.
The HomeAdvisor survey looked at the home improvement activities of 1000 participant over the preceding 12 months. Those that actively engaged in home improvement projects spent $6,649 on average, and expected to invest a similar amount in the next 12 months.
Participants that decided to remodel their bathrooms reported a wide range of expenditure. On the high end was $24,000, while the low end was $2,500. Those that chose to do a minor upgrade chose to replace their bathroom countertops with granite or replace fixtures. On average, bathroom remodelers spent $9,700.
These cost profiles span a wide range of homeowner budgets. Find out where your budget falls to narrow down your options for your bathroom upgrades. You can always go down, but not up.
You might be surprised to learn that the survey revealed the level of commitment millennials showed when it came to home improvement. True, they tended to commit less than older homeowner at an average spend of $5,693, while those in the Baby Boomer and Generation X classifications spent an average of $7,524 and $6,582, respectively. However, millennials took on more projects over the same 12-month period.
Analysts believe this is because those in the millennial generation earn less than older generations. They chose to buy older fixer-uppers rather than new homes, and undertake repairs and improvements gradually.
When it came to Baby Boomers, their spend centered mostly around converting their homes to make them safer and more convenient for seniors. In terms of bathroom remodeling, they replaced bathtubs with walk-in showers, installed safety bars, and provided access to wheelchairs.
A significant portion of participants carried out projects to improve their homes to make it easier to sell. In these cases, they kept the improvements quick and low-cost such as replacing bathroom countertops, repainting, and switching out fixtures. Homeowners engaged the services of remodeling companies to carry out projects such as replacing floors, putting in showers or hot tubs, and putting in or taking down walls.
One of the most popular projects was putting in hardwood floors, surprisingly even in bathrooms. Participants that did this believe hardwood floors were a good selling point as many homebuyers found its combination with marble, granite, or quartz countertops attractive and desirable.
The survey illustrates how people of all generations feel about home improvement projects. It is undoubtedly an excellent way to make the home more responsive to particular preferences and needs of the homeowners or prospective buyers.
Home improvement projects cover a wide range of activities. Some of them are minor and can be DIYed. Others require professional help. In either case, participants believe that they are worth the time and effort, and a good 25% of them look to their bathrooms to make those improvements.
In some cases, this is because of leaky pipes or other structural issues because bathrooms are usually the last thing most people think of when considering home improvement projects. However, many people have come to appreciate the value of an esthetically pleasing bathroom, especially in guest bathrooms, so bathroom remodeling is no longer just about keeping it in working order. Instead, it is about making it an integral part of the overall design of the home.
Bathroom remodeling is definitely a good way to improve the function and value of the home. However, it should not be undertaken lightly. These insights into bathroom remodeling and other home improvement projects should help you decide if you need an extensive remodel, or simply an upgrade.
As the survey suggests, many people choose to do this quickly and affordably by replacing their bathroom countertops.
If you find this to be true in your case, give us a call. KNC Granite services the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. areas. We are experts at fabricating and installing kitchen and bathroom countertops. Also we offer attractive packages for all your countertop needs.
We have a large array of granite and marble slabs from which to choose. You can check actual slabs at our showroom in Lanham, Maryland and we will walk you through how we can meet your budget and still give you quality bathroom countertops for your home.
We do not only supply top-quality granite and marble stones, however. Aside from natural stones, we carry some of the top brands of engineered stone, including Cambria, Caesarstone, Silestone, and MSI, all of which come with manufacturer warranties.
We also specialize in kitchen remodeling and bathroom upgrade projects, delivering on time and on budget. Give us a call or email us for your free in-home consultation and quote.