Whether you’re moving due to a job relocation, downsizing, or even upgrading to a better home, you are probably selling your old home. In that process, you hope to get the most from the sale that you can. No doubt, you have considered all kinds of home improvement projects and renovations that could help you accomplish this.
The trick, of course, is choosing specific features that will bring the highest returns and increase you home value much more than they originally cost.
As you consider the possibilities, you might think about whether or not the addition of a bathroom steam shower might increase your home value.
Steam showers are something trendy in the housing market right now, and that’s why many homeowners are considering them as possible upgrades for their own homes before they go on the market. Some even do it after they go on the market, as they hear potential buyers mention other homes with steam showers on open house days. It is important to consider that doing renovation work after a house went on the market is something you want to avoid.
Other homeowners draw inspiration from other places. Some see steam showers on home improvement shows on cable television, and others just get introduced to them and fall in love with them when they discover them for the first time in an upscale hotel room.
It’s certainly not difficult to find a contractor or remodeler that can put one into your home, and if you live in an area with multiple providers, you can get more than one consultation and bid to find the lowest possible price. However, that’s only on part of the process.
You also need to check with a real estate agent or property professional to find out how much a steam shower might add to your home value. Every market is different, and if local home buyers aren’t looking for such a feature, then adding something that nice might not pay off, even if it seems like it should.
Which shower in your home you upgrade is another consideration to take into account. A steam shower might make a nice upgrade for a master suite bathroom, but it possibly doesn’t make as much sense for a group bathroom the kids all use or the guest bathroom in the basement that doesn’t see so much foot traffic or use.