These pandemic times have us all taking up new hobbies. If you’ve been on the fence about whether to DIY your own bathroom or not, now is a perfect time to take the leap! Bathroom renovations don’t need to cost an arm or leg, but it’s more important to make sure you get the most return on your investment (ROI). Follow these 3 renovation tips in order to sell your New Jersey listing and get the most out of your remodel.



We’ve all walked into a bathroom and wondered why the designer chose to put the toilet in the middle of the room or why there is simply no counter space in a master bath. When it comes to bathroom renovations, first ask if the space is functional. If the answer is no, put that at the top of your list to remodel. Aside from the layout of the room, look into other functionality items such as storage. Is there a linen closet? If not, consider adding more storage by including floating shelves above the toilet or including a medicine cabinet for smaller toiletries. Your buyers will be so happy, and so will your wallet!

Neutral Tones

Bathrooms don’t need dramatic flair. The last thing people will want to look at in a newly renovated space is to see a bright paint color they know will have to go as soon as they move in. Keep neutral tones for both paint colors and tile colors in order to give your bathroom a modern, updated look that is sure to please all different tastes for your potential buyers. 


Hardware is one of the easiest upgrades you can give your bathroom. Buyers will surely notice if you’ve updated all the big ticket items (tile, countertop, etc.) yet chose to forgo the smaller details like the hardware. Replace the outdated faucet, towel bars, and maybe even spruce up the light fixtures! 


Increasing the functionality of your bathrooms while also keeping the design modern is a sure way to increase your ROI. How do you plan on updating your bathrooms?


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