When it comes to townhouses in Vancouver, or indeed anywhere else, homeowners always wonder about how to protect and grow their equity. One of the most important rooms in a home to think about is the bathroom.
“Buyers will always scrutinize the bathroom,” says townhouse realtor Ariane Benjamin. “So, if you’re unhappy with your bathroom, a little renovation will not only increase your enjoyment—it can enhance the value of your home as well.”
People are interested in a combination of beauty and function. From smart showerheads to practical vanities, the components you use will make or break the room. So, it quite literally pays to ask for professional guidance
Undoubtedly the main feature of the bathroom, vanities should be made of an appropriate material, sized to fit the room, and contain ample storage. Bigger isn’t always better. Rather, it’s important to find a fixture that balances the room. Consider veneers and solid surface countertops over to laminate countertops and cabinets. These materials are waterproof and tend to offer a higher return on investment.
High-Efficiency Toilets, Faucets,and Showerheads
Saving money is always in vogue. And if you’re helping the environment—even better! From low-flow rain showers to WaterSense qualified toilets, the best and most modern plumbing features today seamlessly combine form and function.
While soaker tubs and jacuzzis were once all the rage, many people just don’t have the opportunity to kill an hour in the bath. Rather, buyers today are looking for luxurious touches that compliment a busy lifestyle. Showers are functional and convenient. Moreover, you can personalize them with lovely glass and tilework as well as fixtures like His and Her showerheads.
“Whatever you do with your bathroom, remember to keep it neutral,” advises Ariane. “A soft colour palette makes it easier for prospective owners to visualize themselves in the space when it’s time to sell. And remember to choose accessories that suit the bathroom—nothing that’s susceptible to heat or dampness. Candles, scented soaps, and bath oils are all good options. Pair those with fluffy, fresh towels, and you’ll have a space that you love—and appeals to townhouse buyers down the road.”
As a townhouse realtor in Vancouver, Ariane has been tracking townhouse sales and neighborhood trends for over 15 years. Her one-on-one approach to buying and selling emphasizes her customer-first attitude and allows her to deliver value. Whatever a client’s priorities, Ariane delivers. To learn more about buying or selling townhouses in Vancouver, call Ariane at (604) 779-1500.