When planning to remodel or add a master suite, it's obvious that you'll want to design a room that meets all your expectations and needs. But it's also important to think about how you can use your investment to add to the resale value of the home. A well-executed master suite can recoup between 43% and 74% of its cost. How can you ensure that your remodel will fetch the best return on your investment? Here are 3 ways to make it attractive to future buyers down the road.
Buyers are often willing to compromise in other parts of the house if they love the master suite. If yours is smaller or feels confined, look for ways to add space to it. Are there any adjoining rooms or spaces that could be sacrificed to add square footage to the main bedroom? If not, there may be other ways to add at least the illusion of space. Knock out any interior walls that break up the room. Adding windows, enlarging existing ones or making a bay window brings in natural lighting and views. Another option may be to open the room up with French doors leading to a balcony or private patio area.
Design a Comfortable Bath
A large and inviting bathroom is essential to designing a full master suite. Remodel and upgrade the bath to make it feel more spa-like with lots of natural lighting from windows or skylights and new fixtures. If you can't enlarge the bath, be sure to make up for it with high-quality, modern amenities. Choose a luxurious shower system with multiple heads, body sprays, a rainfall shower or steam shower. Throw in a garden tub and double sinks to complete the relaxing feel of the new bathroom.
Make It Accessible
As the population ages, more home buyers will be older. Make your master suite appeal to them by ensuring it's easy to use. Install wide doors -- or even double doors without any middle posts -- and avoid unnecessary stairs to ensure that everyone can enjoy the bedroom no matter what. Design a large room with easy flow of traffic, turning the closet into a more accessible walk-in closet if possible. In the master bath, look for barrier-free showers, attractive handrails and good lighting.
With some thought to how your new master bedroom will look to future homeowners, you can make it something both to enjoy now and to add value to your home when you sell it.
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