If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the bathroom is the retreat. It's the place people go to wash away the day's stress and prepare for the day ahead. Master bathrooms, in particular, can be spa-like oases designed to pamper and cleanse. With all that is expected of luxury homes for sale in Atlanta
, it's no wonder that updated, luxurious bathrooms can influence a home buyer's decision.
When considering the level of remodel to undertake in your bathroom, check with your Atlanta real estate agent
as to what features will best sell your home. If extensive remodeling is required, you will want to use a contractor who can ensure that water, gas and electrical lines are properly tended.Flooring
For an updated, spacious look, choose flooring tiles that are similar in tone and texture to the room's shower tile. A variety of flooring options can help set the mood without seeming overly personal or obtrusive. Unique flooring such as concrete tiles and rectangular ceramic tiles can lend a custom feel to your bathroom.Counters
With just about every material type available for bathroom counters, it may be difficult to choose. Again, to create a spacious feeling, choose bathroom counters that are similar to the flooring and shower tiles. That near-monochromatic look engenders an airy, calm feeling. Options include traditional granite tiles in varying styles, colors and finishes, more porous stone tiles such as limestone and soapstone and engineered stone tiles that are more durable.Furnishings
Options for bathroom furnishings are endless. If space permits, keep bathtubs free standing from showers. Fixtures in showers and tubs can run the gamut, so choose them to enhance the feel of the room.
Pedestal sinks often replace vanities to create a cozy feel but keep in mind that storage is important. If you are eliminating a storage-rich vanity in favor of a pedestal sink, find another way to add storage back into the bathroom.
A more modern and popular take on bathroom vanities are sleek cabinets topped with vessel sinks. These are good options since it achieves a fresh look without sacrificing storage.Cabinets
Bathroom storage is a significant selling point, so maximize your cabinetry while keeping in the overall style and ambiance of the bathroom. If cabinets need to be updated, reface them, refinish them or replace them. Adding legs to the cabinetry makes them feel more homey and furniture-like.Walls
As with the rest of your house, keep walls neutrally colored to entice home buyers and enhance your home's selling points.Lighting
Variable lighting is a good choice in a bathroom since it will be used for a number of purposes. Home buyers will want strong lighting for applying make up and shaving, but dimmer lighting for a relaxing bath. Accessories
If space allows in your bathroom, add some spa touches such as comfortable slipper chairs, high-end molding and fluffy display towels.