Does an ensuite add value to my home?
An ensuite is one of the most desirable home improvements, with more and more people looking to adjoin an extra bathroom to their bedrooms. Private toilet or shower facilities separate from the rest of the household can certainly be convenient, but did you know that they can also add value to your home? At Quality Bathrooms, we’ve been installing ensuites in Scunthorpe, Gainsborough, Epworth, and Brigg for several years. We’ve helped hundreds of local people to boost the worth of their properties.
How much can an ensuite add to a property’s value?
A recent survey carried out by Nationwide Building Society demonstrated that an ensuite can increase a property’s value by 5%. This is significant, especially when you consider that the average house price is £231,855 (Land Registration Data, May 2020). Going on these figures, making this relatively small home improvement can add around £11,000 to a property’s worth. In London, where properties are more expensive, this increases to nearly £25,000.
Be aware of your home’s ‘ceiling value’
If you’re adding an ensuite simply to improve your home’s value, it’s important to be aware of its ceiling value. This is the maximum price buyers will pay for a house on your street before they can find another similar property for the same price in a better street. If you’re at the ceiling price already, further renovations may not add significantly to your property’s value. However, in most cases, adding an ensuite will drive up a home’s worth considerably.
Is an ensuite right for you?
Adding an ensuite bathroom can certainly be appealing. As well as adding value to your home, it can also be highly convenient. It can eliminate the bathroom rush and provide you with your own private sanctuary. An ensuite can be a quiet, private space in which you can truly relax. There are many benefits to installing an ensuite in your property that make it an incredibly attractive prospect.
However, there are things to consider before you call in our bathroom fitters. You need to ask yourself if it’s really right for you before you get the ball rolling. Not only do you need to consider if you can afford the initial cost of installing an ensuite, but also whether you have enough space.
How much does an ensuite bathroom cost?
The good news is that ensuites are one of the most affordable home renovation projects, costing an average of £3,000. When you consider that adding one to your home can increase its value by around £11,000, this is extremely cost-efficient. For the most competitively priced ensuite bathrooms, it makes sense to hire a reputable local bathroom fitter like Quality Bathrooms.
We have a fantastic reputation for installing top of the range ensuites in Gainsborough, Scunthorpe, Epworth, and Brigg. We’re also renowned for our highly competitive prices. Adding an ensuite to your home is a big investment, but you won’t pay more than you need to when you hire our services.
Do you have enough space?
Before you push ahead with your plans for your dream ensuite bathroom, you’ll need to work out if you have enough space in your home. Many homeowners think that they need to have a huge master bedroom for an ensuite, however, this isn’t the case. In fact, most average-sized bedrooms easily have room for a private bathroom. Whilst adding facilities like a bathtub will take up a lot of space, you can fit an ensuite with a shower, toilet, basin, and even a towel rail in a space as small as 1.5mx1.3m.
If you’re not sure if you have enough space for an ensuite, get in touch with our experienced team. At Quality Bathrooms, we’re expert bathroom fitters and we can quickly assess the space to let you know if it’s possible or not. We’ll always be upfront and honest from the start. We can design the room in order to maximise the available space, making use of every last inch. If we determine that it isn’t possible to add an ensuite, we may suggest installing a wetroom instead. A wetroom is tiled and lined in order to stop water escaping and is a good alternative to an ensuite if space is limited.
What should your ensuite include?
Ensuites aren’t just intended to be practical – they should also offer a touch of luxury. They should allow you to feel totally relaxed in your own private haven. Consequently, you should do all you can to make your new ensuite as luxurious as possible. At Quality Bathrooms, we’ll work with you closely to ensure that the space meets your tastes and preferences. We’ll ensure it’s just as you envisaged when you first decided you wanted a new ensuite. There are many options to choose from when installing an ensuite and we can talk you through all the possibilities.
Remember that if your main aim is to add value to your home with a new ensuite, it’s important to make sure it has a wide-ranging appeal. Avoid gaudy features like gold-plated taps and opt for a neutral colour scheme and modern-looking features and fittings instead. Aim to create a spa-like feel that will attract homebuyers. Quality Bathrooms can help you to make the most of the latest innovations to make your ensuite even more appealing, including underfloor heating and smart showers.
Adding an ensuite to your bedroom can certainly add value to your home, and what’s great is that it’s one of the most affordable renovations you can make. To find out more about installing an ensuite, get in touch with our team at Quality Bathrooms today. Our experienced bathroom fitters have been fitting ensuites in Epworth, Brigg, Gainsborough, and throughout Scunthorpe for many years, building a fantastic reputation for our first-class services. Call 01724 375 019 to talk to one of our specialists today.