After kitchen renovations, bathroom remodels are among the most popular home upgrades area homeowners make. Small wonder! The bathroom is typically one of the busiest rooms in the house. It’s certainly the room where comfort and safety need to be a priority.
However, in our region, particularly in older homes, bathrooms weren’t built the way we’d build them today. Many homes don’t have enough bathrooms. Bathrooms are often small, poorly lit, and don’t meet the needs of today’s busy families.
You can have a better bathroom! In a conversation with your Hopkinton building contractor, we learned the following:
Creating Extra Bathrooms Can Reduce Family Stress
Morning times are often the most stressful time in any family, as everyone needs to get ready for school and work at the same time. When a family only has one bathroom, this can be problematic. Adding a bathroom or half-bath is one option; another choice is to enlarge an existing bathroom to include space for everyone to clean up and get ready for the day.
Flexible Floorplans Are Now The Norm
Once upon a time, bathrooms were afterthoughts, crammed into whatever space was available in the home. Today, integrating a spacious, relaxing bathroom into the floor plan is essential. This is especially true for homeowners who are or expect to get older; as we age, we need a little more room to move around safely. There have been tremendous advances in bathroom fixture technology: from freestanding tubs to vertical spas, you can pack a lot of luxury into a small space without breaking the bank.
Great Bathrooms Boost Home Value
Many homeowners are planning to stay in their Hopkinton homes for the long haul, but others know that their life plans will mean moving on. If your plans include selling your home, you should know that realtors are increasingly finding an attractive, well-designed bathroom helps buyers fall in love.