If you are looking to sell your home in the future, one thing you can do is to look around your house and see if there are changes that you can make to increase the value of your home. Some main things to consider are the age of your home and the age of things within your home. An example would be the age of your roof and hot water heater. If these items are nearing their replacement time, that could be a sticking point for your resale value. What can be done that could exponentially increase your value? A bathroom remodel. Here are changes you can make to your bathroom that could increase the resale the value of your home.

Shower Area

One area that you want to review for a bathroom remodel is your current bathing area. The trend is toward walk-in showers. If you have a bathtub/shower combo, you might want to consider changing it. Then you can look around the room and see if other areas would need to be changed to accommodate the new shower area. For example, a different towel rack.


Another area that can be updated is the fixtures in the bathroom. If you have an older house, your fixtures could show its age. Updated fixtures don’t necessarily need to be expensive either. You just need to make sure your fixtures will work with the rest of your décor changes. You will want to keep consistency.


If your walls are painted, a fresh coat can do wonders for your resale value. You will want to choose a neutral tone for your walls because that is the most appealing to a buyer. They won’t necessarily keep the walls the same way you painted them, but they will see a wall they can work with.

If your bathroom has tile, then you can choose to update that as well. Just keep in mind that you are choosing a color/style that will be more popular with home buyers.


In older homes, the emphasis was not on energy or water efficiency. Now, times have changed and making your bathroom eco-friendly will go along way to increasing its value. Installing a low-flow toilet, using energy-efficient bulbs, or even letting more natural light into your space will help. It is important to check your local laws to determine if there are energy-efficient standards that need to be met before a home is considered for sale.