Our Master bath is 12' x 7'6". Currently it has a smaller size shower, commode, single sink vanity and a jetted tub. In trying to determine how best to renovate, I have questions regarding space requirements for placement of tubs/showers/commodes/sinks. Also, what would be more important for resale, a really great shower and a double vanity or a great shower and a great tub? There is a second sink/vanity in the closet area which is separate from the bath.
If I were in the market to buy a house, I'd be kinda leary of a house with a new bathroom.
a) I don't know who did this bathroom. The owner of the home may be wanting me to pay extra for HIS first attempt at renovating a bathroom, and so I don't know what problems I'm probably paying extra for.
b) If the work was done by a professional, but there still is a problem, then I get sucked into that problem because the contractor that did the work for you, had no contract with me. So, any warranty the contractor put on his work is only open to you, not to me. If I discover the shower starting to leak after a few months, then I have no recourse except to fix it at my own expense.
If I were buying a house, I'd prefer to pay less for a house in "as is" condition, and let me spend my money renovating the house to suit my needs myself.
At least that way, I know I'm not paying extra to buy a possible headache.
If you go ahead with these renovations, then wait a year after the work is done before you sell. That way the purchaser is confident that if there are any problems with the work that was done, they would have shown up by now. Also he knows that any warranty would have expired by now so that he'd have to pay for any repairs regardless.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Nestor,
Unless this is a dump that's not going to get a higher price no matter what you do it's always 100% of the time best to have an undated bathroom and kitchen.
Just ask any realitor what's the make or deal break things people are looking for when buying a home.
It's not that often your going to find someone that even has the money to redo them after spending all the money to even get into the house.
It two things that you can do and expect to get all you money back at resale time. (unless you cheap out and do a poopy job)
Lady want a tub, guys want a shower as a general rule. Got both, the house will sell faster.
It real expencive when you start having to move plumbing around, and some times imposable to put something where you think it sould be.
A general rule is to never run plumbing in an outside wall unless you live in the very deep south.
Get some graft paper and make paper cut outs cut to scale, mark out on the paper the layout of the room. Now you can try things with costing anything.
You need to check with your building department, because there are space requirements. There are requirements for spacing the toilet to the bub or shower.
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