You know AJ and I love real estate… I’ve chatted with you about flipping a house shortly after we were married (anyone ever said “I do” and then spent the next six months working on a flip while working full-time?) and then how we used the profits to put a larger down payment on this home. We’ve talked about our rental properties a bit and how we’ve been gradually fixing them up. Then you know AJ and I are real estate agents on the side. So yeah… we love houses and making them over. We love all those shows on HGTV and love doing it in real life even more.
One of our goals for 2015 is to flip a house with the construction genius behind our porch, Nate, from Boyd Builders. We recently toured this house that was in need of some TLC. It was a funny house… the kitchen cabinets were nearly brand new but there looked like there was a domestic dispute upstairs with giant holes in the drywall, the doors, etc and hideous, falling off green carpet going down the stairs.
The bathroom was in need of a pick-me-up; the configuration was bizarre and the door to the basement was in the bathroom. Obviously, if you are flipping a house you hope to make over 100% return on your investment but take a guess what the average percentage you’ll get back on a bathroom remodel. 72%. A pretty good return on your investment, especially if you are going to be living in the space and enjoying it for while.
Let’s pretend you had a bathroom that didn’t need a complete overhaul because the layout and plumbing are great, you just want new fixtures to bring it into 2015. Let’s play the “what would you choose” game. I chose some very classic and timeless designs from Decor Planet because if, like us you were planning on flipping, you want to make choices that’ll appeal to the masses.
All bathroom furniture images taken from Decor Planet.
Another choice, that I think buyers would fall in love with in a higher end home renovation, is a soaking tub. I was shocked at how affordable some of these soaking tubs were compared with prices that I’ve seen at some specialty shops. Which one of these is your favorite (don’t worry if it matches your vanity choice)?
All soaking tub images taken from Decor Planet.
Have you ever renovated a bathroom before? What are your best tips and tricks to make it a design you love but also one where you can recoup most or all of what you put into it?
This is a sponsored post from Decor Planet but all opinions, as usual, are my own.