Smart Design

Question: We want to update our family and master bathrooms this winter. What upgrades will help re-sale value?

You’re already on the right track … according to the Appraisal Institute of Canada, a bathroom renovation or “makeover” can yield a 68% return on investment.  While any bathroom makeover should complement the overall “look” and design of your home, *Style At Home magazine also offers these suggestions to take everyday and master baths to the next level of functionality and indulgence:

Family bathrooms:

  • Use mall-mounted faucets to save space
  • Use natural stone to create a non-slip floor
  • Think durable! Chrome fixtures are great for family bathrooms
  • Install a tilting mirror to accommodate all heights
  • Incorporate plenty of storage to keep toiletries out of sight

Master bathrooms:

  • Consider furniture as an alternative to built-ins for storage or as vanity
  • Heat the floor with electric coils or radiated heating, depending on budget
  • Include a separate shower, tub or water closet to meet his/her needs
  • Use mosaic tiles sparingly and strategically to add a touch of indulgence to floors, walls, backsplashes and showers
  • Use recessed and sconce lighting to create ambiance