Remodeling Bathroom Pays off for Homeowners

According to Remodeling Magazine, homeowners will make the biggest recoup on basic home maintenance such as roof leaks and new siding. But going beyond that, one of the best investments homeowners in Orange County can “splurge” on, is bathroom remodeling.

“They’re the big, sexy rooms that new home builders splurge on, so when buyers are shopping around that’s what they want in an existing home, too,” says Sal Alfano (Remodeling’s editorial director.)

When you’re ready to remodel your bathroom, give Streamline Construction a call: (800) 965-9728.

You may be wondering how to “best” tackle your bathroom renovation project. Whether you live near the luxurious coast of Newport Beach, or more inland by Orange, CA — homeowners in Southern California can all benefit from this advice: think, traditional.

What do we mean by traditional bathroom remodeling? Here’s some quick tips:

  • Don’t worry about the bath — it’s overrated

According to architect Steve Straughan, many of his clients “forgo the tub to have a big walk-in shower.” This fact suggests that homeowners may not have the time or the interest to utilize their baths in this day and age. Instead, consider adding a steam shower, which is a “hot” trend right now — see what we did there?

All puns aside, homeowners really love the idea of bringing the beloved spa experience to the comfort of their own home. It’s a great selling point when listing your home on the market. A historic ritual, steam has been used to heal and restore the body’s well being — and although there is more planning involved, it’s a unique feature that can attract buyers and add more value to your home.

  • If you have only 1 bath, consider adding another

If you only have 1 bath in your home, consider adding another before spending your dollars on upgrading your current bathroom space.

Many older homes were designed without a “sufficient number of bathrooms” says Dick Gaylord, a realtor in Long Beach, California. So adding more baths will certainly add value. In fact, adding a bathroom increased the sale price of a home by 8.7% — more than twice the rate than *adding a bedroom!

  • Use finishes that look good, but are cost effective

“After selling my home, I found that remodeling your bath using finishes that are not as expensive is a good idea, especially if you’re thinking about moving soon. It makes the house sell quicker, in my experience.” — Rachel Hutchens, Interior Designer in Orange County

Want to learn more? Read the 2018 Cost Vs. Value Report for Los Angeles and Orange County via Remodeling Magazine.












If you’re not in the market to move, but you still want to upgrade your home, it’s best to spend your dollars on the things that will add value and joy to your life. If you absolutely love cooking, and your kitchen needs some love – consider remodeling your kitchen with custom cabinetry, painting, or even upgrading your backsplash to something more current and beautiful to suit your taste.

Or say you’re more of a Postmates person and don’t use your kitchen much. Instead you enjoy lounging in your living room with friends and family. In this instance, you could consider adding custom cabinets to create the ultimate entertainment center, making movie time even more epic.

No matter if you renovate your kitchen, home office, or even upgrade to an additional room — even if you don’t make 100% of your money back, you’re still a step ahead because that space is adding value to your life.

Interested in a FREE consultation for bathroom remodeling? Call Streamline Construction today: 800-965-9728. We will provide pricing and project ideas, along with answering any questions you may have.

*according to a study by the National Association of Realtors.