When Remodeling Your Bathroom, Don't Overlook The Importance of Bathroom Vanities
Many Americans have opted to hold off on selling their homes for now and instead are investing in upgrading their current residence. Ideally a renovation project will allow you to get more use and enjoyment out of your home, while adding to its future resale value. However, when it comes to recouping what you spend, all renos are not equal. According to figures published by the National Association of Realtors, remodeling a kitchen or bathroom continue to be strong investments, recouping an average of 76% and 74.6% of your investment in 2008 (for comparison, adding an upscale master bedroom suite would recoup only 61.1% of the money spent on the project).
The retailers who carry blanco sinks understand this equation and realize that to make the most of a kitchen remodel, it pays to invest in a kitchen sink that reflects the look and color scheme of the room. Standard, mass-produced sinks -even if they're new- frequently seem like an afterthought in the context of a freshly remodeled kitchen. Look for alternatives that offer choice in terms of color, material and style, not to mention quality. A good sink and faucets will enhance the kitchen design, not detract from it and can become a focal point in the room.
When gutting that old bathroom, one of the first places designers start is with the vanity. Bathroom Vanities that were originally installed by builders are typically inexpensive cabinets made of particleboard, MDF, plastic and other cheap materials. They aren't exactly attractive. There are manufacturers that build beautiful, high-quality vanities that are durable and stylish and available in a surprising range of materials and styles from granite pedestals to dark cherry Shaker and everything in between. Consider the vanity to be a piece of furniture and it becomes the basis for matching cabinets and fixtures that can transform a bathroom. Everyone thinks about upgrading their bathtub, but don't overlook the toilet. Premium fixtures like Toto toilets are available in styles and colors to complement any bathroom. Don't forget, a replacement toilet can frequently save on water use as well.
If a home remodel is in the cards for your family, spend your money wisely and put the bathroom and kitchen at the top of your list.