How a Spa-Like Bathroom Improves Real Estate Value
In this day and age, it seems like the bigger the better, and that goes for real estate as well.
Home improvement has become a huge enterprise in the recent years, with channels like HGTV
drawing in viewers. With that being said, spa-like bathrooms have become more popular with
the recent growth of interest. There is an added bonus to spa styled bathrooms, in addition to
relaxation and bliss, the fact is that it actually improves the real estate value of your home. By
remodeling your bathroom to look and feel like you are at a luxurious spa, you would also be
selling that luxurious spa to the next buyer that can earn you back more than you actually
invested in the first place.
To begin, let’s look at what aspects of the spa can actually influence the value of the bathroom.
According to Page-Pryde Properties, there are four specific trends that can affect the results.
And those are: the free-standing tub, a tranquil color palette, good lighting, and advanced
technological amenities. Elle Décor also suggests evoking all your senses with candles and art
that can help relax you. Ultimately, there are a lot of different things to get the ultimate spa-
styled bathroom. In the following paragraphs you will see examples and possibilities of what
you can do.
The end-goal is to create a relaxing experience, and a free standing tub is the first major
improvement you can make to get that. Jean-Jacques L’Henaff, vice president of design for
American Standard, told Page-Pryde, “Adding a freestanding tub is a cost effective way to evoke
a spa-like atmosphere in any bathroom, and it’s one that really helps elevate the user’s overall
experience”. You should take a look at the shower as well, since a rainfall showerhead is the
epitome of luxurious and feels like you are actually in the rain when you close your eyes. Towels
are also surprisingly effective to the feel of the room – and by that I mean, the fluffier, the
A calm color palette in the spa typically consists of earth tones and should be taken into
consideration when remodeling. It is a simple yet effective way to emit a calming atmosphere.
Above-the- mirror lights can help with the application of makeup and the quality of a close
shave, while soft lights can provide a soothing ambiance. Having extra amenities can boost your
value as well. This can be things like waterproof TVs, heaters, and accessories. The presentation
of things like body scrubs and special soaps on your counter can play a big role in creating the
spa-styled bathroom. Tiles are also a huge “Yes” when considering a remodel. Tiles give off the
illusion of allure and wealth, and you can use them on the floor, on the wall, and in the shower.
Plus, they are easy to clean.
When you remodel your bathroom, on average you can earn back up to 70% of your
investment when the home is sold 5 years after the initial remodeling, according to the 2015
study done by Remodeling. It is said that the bathroom plays a huge role in a buyer’s decision.
And what’s more attractive than a bathroom with luxurious, at-home spa features. According to
HGTV, faucets are an important aspect of the bathroom, along with the countertops and the
shower. They looked at Remodeling’s study from 2004, where a $9,400-bathroom remodel
recouped at 182%. The seller actually made a great profit off their investment.
Remember, the bathroom is the room in the house that goes through the most wear. The
bathroom and the kitchen are comparatively the two most looked at and considered areas of a
house. Buyers will see the house as expensive and in good quality if these two rooms are
managed and decorated well. This is because these rooms are arguably the most used rooms in
the house, and therefore the most seen by others.
Thank you to Sam Socorro who wrote this article. Sam is a guest author from Sensual Spas and
is a respected and expert voice in a plethora of health related subjects with over 10 years of
writing under her belt
Posted in: Edmonds BE, Burnaby East Real Estate
I have sold a property at 44 7128 STRIDE AVE in Burnaby.
Welcome to Riverstone. This fabulously located townhome complex is a commuter's dream. Close to schools and a short walk to Edmonds Skytrain station. Shopping is easy with Highgate Shopping Centre located nearby. This spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home has a large outdoor patio great for entertaining. Immaculately clean with a well laid out kitchen flowing into the living room with a warm fireplace to relax by. Rentals allowed in this complex and it's pet friendly (one dog or one cat).With 2 parking stalls and a storage locker this one really cannot be missed. Open Houses This Wednesday April 4th 5-7pm Sat/Sunday 2-4pm.
I have sold a property at 4032 2655 BEDFORD ST in Port Coquitlam.
Fabulous 2 bedroom 2 bath townhome in Westwood by Mosaic. This spacious home boasts stainless steel appliances, a large master ensuite with a both a front garden and large patio area for entertaining. It's even freshly painted top to bottom! Fantastic location with walking distance from the Westcoast express and other transportation hubs. Close to many restaurants, pubs and walking trails this community is centrally located for great amenities. This family oriented complex has low strata fees and is pet friendly. Book your showing today or come to the sneek peek Wednesday March 14th 5-7pm Open house Sat/Sun 2-4pm March 17/18. All offers if any in Tuesday March 20th by 1pm.
Posted in: Guildford, North Surrey Real Estate
I have sold a property at 84 15353 100 AVE in Surrey.
2 PARKING STALLS and a Storage Locker! Incredible location, close to transit, great restaurants, and all of Guildford mall. Movie theatres and great parks and recreation. Rarely available one bedroom townhome in the Soul of Guildford. Loft style living at its finest. Upgraded package with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. A natural gas stove is excellent for those who love to cook! Laminate flooring and crown moulding throughout adds a touch a class to this amazing home. Private large patio perfect for entertaining. Pet friendly. Don't miss this one!
Posted in: Port Moody Centre, Port Moody Real Estate
I have sold a property at 8 2223 ST JOHNS ST in Port Moody.
Fantastic 3 bedroom 2 bathroom townhome in a quiet complex in the heart of Port Moody. This location is ideal, close to westcoast express, skytrain station, Rocky Point Park and the newest Brewery Strip! A short walk to the local schools as well. New Laminate floors and carpeting, large fenced patio great for the gardener. Cozy wood burning fireplace and spacious layout. Pets and Rentals allowed! Great family home!
Posted in: Hamilton, North Vancouver Real Estate
I have sold a property at 405 935 16TH ST W in North Vancouver.
Welcome to Gateway! In the heart of it all. Steps from shopping at Capilano mall with restaurants and food choices galore. Groceries and parks also right outside, you'd never need a car! This top level unit has 2 bedrooms and 2 ensuite bathrooms. Bright new laminate floors and fresh paint on all walls and ceilings. A large patio off the master makes it into a tranquil haven. In the living room is a large solarium perfect for an office or reading nook. The kitchen boasts a gas range, quartz countertops and sleek cabinets. Warm yourself by the natural gas fireplace then entertain in your spacious dining area. A must see! Pet and rental friendly! Woof woof, meow meow!
I have sold a property at 219 221 UNION ST in Vancouver.
Amazing location in funky Chinatown. Close to restaurants like Bao Bei, Union, and Matchstick Coffee, a short walk to Rogers arena and Downtown you'll always be exploring something new! This 2 bed home has 2 spacious balconies which are great for entertaining. Inside you will find stainless steel appliances, large island for cooking and polished concrete floors. The bathroom features a large soaker tub, separate walk in shower and plenty of counter space. This concrete building features a concierge and plenty of room for your bikes. Investors delight with no rental restrictions and the building is pet friendly for your furry companions. Don't miss this one!
Posted in: Edmonds BE, Burnaby East Real Estate
I have sold a property at 58 7128 STRIDE AVE in Burnaby.
Spacious and bright, this corner unit, upper townhome boasts an 2 incredible patios. Imagine yourself entertaining from your deck surrounded by lush planters or head all the way up to the rooftop deck for amazing star gazing. This 2 bedroom 2 bath home is in an incredible location near both Edmonds skytrain and a variety of shopping and amenities at Metrotown. The layout is great with an open concept floorplan on main and bedrooms above. There is even a built in loft section for extra storage. With 2 parking stalls and a storage locker this home is amazing value. Don't miss it or it will be gone!
Posted in: North Shore Pt Moody, Port Moody Real Estate
I have sold a property at 1702 235 GUILDFORD WAY in Port Moody.
Amazing... spectacular... unobstructed views of Burrard Inlet and mountains. Imagine yourself watching the sunset from your large balcony, glass of wine in hand as the colors reflect off the water. This gorgeous 2 bedroom 2 bath unit has warm teak hardwood floors. Your open kitchen boasts granite countertops which leads you to a spacious living room with natural gas fireplace. The location is exceptional in Newport village with desirable shops below including Browns social house, kins farm market and delicious Casa de Pane bakery. You are steps away from the new Evergreen Skytrain line which will take you into the city at lightning speed. 2 parking stalls complete the package! Don't miss this one it will go fast!
Posted in: College Park PM, Port Moody Real Estate
I have sold a property at 162 200 WESTHILL PL in Port Moody.
TOP LEVEL one bedroom apartment overlooking the courtyard! Amazing value for Beautiful Port Moody. This spacious one bedroom apartment has a large private patio with gorgeous green trees surrounding it. Its warm dark oak laminate floors are inviting, with undercounter lit white subway tile backspash. The home has a remodeled bathroom and insuite storage area. Views of the mountains in the fall with this pet and family friendly building. Pro active strata with new windows in 2015 and a new roof in 2010! Short ride to the evergreen line to get you anywhere you want to go. Close to Westhill Park and Alfred Howe Greenway, a popular multi-use trail that provides a scenic connection to the waterfront. This home won't last long! Best priced unit in Port Moody!.
I have sold a property at 423 119 22ND ST W in North Vancouver.
Welcome to Anderson Walk, a west coast contemporary development by Polygon. This two bedroom home is stunning. Granite countertops and a gas range for the chef, with Fisher and Paykel fridge are just a few of the fabulous features. Crown mouldings are installed throughout the home and custom built in cabinets in the living room. Enjoy the comfort of radiant floor heating throughout the home and beautiful fireplace. The bathrooms boast sleek marble countertops and glass mosaic tile features in the showers. A custom closet organizer enhances the master bedroom. The patio is spacious and has a view of the lions gate bridge and courtyard. This unit has a unique storage locker, which is actually a room on the same floor with power and a locking door. A showstopper not to be missed!
Posted in: South Slope, Burnaby South Real Estate
I have sold a property at 403 7428 BYRNEPARK WALK in Burnaby.
Welcome to "Green", an award winning eco friendly complex built by Adera. Spacious gardens and breathtaking landscaping with rock waterfalls, fountains and ponds surround the buildings. Relax on your top floor patio listening to the creek below. This one bedroom home boasts granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy the well laid out design, large den and high ceilings. Within the building there is something for everyone. A large gym, yoga room, far infrared sauna and billiards room are just a few of the amenities. A large common room with outdoor deck and BBQs is available for hosting your next big party or event. The location is central with Skytrain only a 7 min walk away as well as plenty of shopping and walking trails. Call today, this one will not last long!
Posted in: Bolivar Heights, North Surrey Real Estate
I have sold a property at 12 10892 152 ST in Surrey.
Beautiful, bright, and fully updated spacious 3bdr, 3 bath, end unit (over 1600 sq/ft) in Surrey's rapidly developing Guildford. One of the most well managed strata in the area w. $120,000 contributed yearly to the CRF. Brand new kitchen features large stainless Fisher & Paykel fridge, dishwasher & high quality walnut laminate. Full renovations also made to spa like bath, 2 piece master ensuite and powder on the main. Large finished basement can be used for a multitude of purposes. South facing, fully fenced yard; family oriented complex w/playground and indoor pool. Catchment is Riverdale Elem. (French). Sneak Peek Sept 16, 5:30-7, Open Houses: Sept 17 & 18, 1-3pm. Walk to Guildford mall, grocery, transit and services.
Posted in: Riverdale RI, Richmond Real Estate
I have sold a property at 213 5500 LYNAS LANE in Richmond.
This won't last long! Large south facing patio one bedroom unit with spacious kitchen and engineered hardwood flooring. Building was fully rain screened in 2011 with a metal roof and new windows! With the dyke right around the corner as well as Tera Nova Shopping centre and the Olympic Oval! Storage in suite. Pro-active strata that keeps the building well maintained. Pet friendly too! Don't miss out on this great unit in a fantastic location!
Posted in: Queen Mary Park Surrey, Surrey Real Estate
I have sold a property at 8495 121A ST in Surrey.
Fabulous home to call your own. Detached under 700k! Well taken care of two bed two bath home with large enclosed patio for games or extra living space. Fenced yard for pets or a growing family and No Stairs for the downsizer! Lovely quiet neighbourhood with quick completion possible. Call to see today, this won't last long! Open House Sat 1-3 and Sunday 11-1pm.
I have sold a property at 207 349 6TH AVE E in Vancouver.
Location Location! This fully renovated home is a gem in one of the most central neighbourhoods of Vancouver. Close to amazing restaurants, pubs and shopping this home is a must see. Stainless appliances including Electrolux Fridge and Oven and a Bosch Dishwasher underneath a beautiful Quartz countertop. A new LG Washer/Dryer with 4.8 capacity. This home was done with all permits and has upgraded all wiring, sound proofed the ceiling and LED pot lighting. German engineered flooring and a modern barn style master bedroom door complete this amazing unit. Call today! This one will be gone fast!
Posted in: Burke Mountain, Coquitlam Real Estate
I have sold a property at 8 1299 COAST MERIDIAN RD in Coquitlam.
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Posted in: Quilchena RI, Richmond Real Estate
I have sold a property at 3240 GRANVILLE AVE in Richmond.
Rarely available a sub-dividable home on a quiet street, a property that has been held in the family for 3 generations. Gardener's rejoice at this amazing 12 460sq ft lot with a HUGE backyard with well manicured gardens. The classic brick home has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, tastefully renovated to boast granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry. Hardwood floors really make the home shine. Entertain in the private backyard patio, a tranquil oasis in busy Richmond.Open houses Sat/Sunday May 28,29 1-4pm
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Posted in: Kitsilano, Vancouver West Real Estate
I have sold a property at 107 2424 CYPRESS ST in Vancouver.
Great location, perfect for the first time home buyer! Steps from shopping and only a few blocks from Kits beach. UBCstudents rejoice as you are only one block from the B-line on Broadway! This home has been well maintained with laminateflooring and a fully renovated kitchen and bathroom. Relax in your jetted bathtub surrounded by slate tiling, then have a coffeeon your south facing patio. With this unit you also have the bonus of extra storage and underground parking.In the heart ofKitsilano this home is close to amazing shops and restaurants. Call today to make this yours!
Posted in: Coal Harbour, Vancouver West Real Estate
I have sold a property at 403 1205 HASTINGS ST W in Vancouver.
Location, location, location. This gorgeous two bedroom really shines in the coveted "Cielo" Building. 24 hour concierge, and amenities on the 31st floor overlooking the harbour, large gym, steam room and outdoor hot tub reallyset this building apart. With over 1300 sq feet, open floor plan, gas range, hardwood floors and spectacular views of both water and mountains this home is a must see. OPEN HOUSE Sat July 20 2-4pm
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