You may be thinking, “Really, in the middle of winter? In a pandemic?” Yes, now is a great time to call a remodeling company and get started on your bathroom remodel! Of course, there’s rarely an ideal time to be without one of the most essential rooms in your home, but assuming you have more than one bathroom, now really is a great time to remodel your bathroom. Here are a few reasons why.
Chances Are, You’re Already Home
One of the biggest hesitations of homeowners when it comes to any remodeling project is that they need to be home at least sporadically throughout the process. Taking time off to manage a remodel isn’t always convenient. However, with at least one person working or schooling at home in most households today, someone is there to let in contractors, manage the family pets and answer questions in a timely manner.
You Have More Time to Research & Make Decisions
Because Mom isn’t rushing one child to one activity while Dad is taxiing around another, you probably have more time together. This allows you time to not only research the right remodeling company, but also the features and elements you want in your new space.
Increased Resale Value
Even if you’re not planning on selling your home soon, according to the Remodeling 2020 Cost vs. Value Report, the average return on investment of a midrange bathroom remodel is 71.5% in the greater Manchester, NH, area. This is up from 58% just three years ago.
Even if your home was new (or remodeled) just 10 years ago, a lot has changed in the home industry. Manufacturing technology has given rise to synthetic flooring that looks like the real thing, especially luxury vinyl planks that look like real wood floors but are much more water-resistant. Water-saving toilets and showerheads and energy-saving lighting can also provide you with benefits for years to come. If you don’t turn your exhaust fan on because of the noise, you can find fans today that are whisper-quiet for not much more than a standard one.
The Cost of Borrowing Is Low
Today’s interest rates, whether you choose to refinance and get a cash-out mortgage or a simple HELOC, make all types of home remodeling more affordable than ever before. An average midrange bathroom remodel costs about $20,000. If you choose a cash-out refinance and drop your interest rate a few percentage points, you may not even see an increase in your mortgage payment, even if you keep the same term.
G.M. Roth Design Remodeling Makes It Easy
First, we can help you with an initial consultation in your home or via video call. You can also visit our showroom and see many of the products we use in real life and images of previous remodels. If you’re ready to get started on your bathroom remodel, call us at (603) 880-3761 or fill out our contact form for more information.