Do I really need a bath tub for resale?

Do I really need a bath tub for resale value? It depends which realtor you ask! Our experience at Value Remodelers and Handyman Services  suggests as long as you have one in a guest or childrens bathroom, the master bath no longer requires a bath tub!

The trend today with homeowner’s remodeling their master bathrooms is to have us remove the existing tubs and enlarge the shower area for more comfort and perhaps multiple shower heads, benches, niches, body sprays, steam, etc….

The master baths that currently have tubs take up a lot of space in the bathroom and unless there is an owner who regularly uses it, we have found that a large shower is much preferred over a bath tub for the master!

Top 10 home repairs/remodeling projects that are done to improve the home value in Charlotte market area

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Totally remodeled kitchen by Value Remodelers and Handyman Services in Charlotte, NC

Value Remodelers and Handyman Services is a fully licensed and insured remodeling organization that is an Archadeck of Charlotte company. In reviewing the Top 10 home repair/ remodeling projects that their customers find add the most value to the home, we have decided to publish these:

1. Update Master Bathroom

2. Update front entry door

3. Replace rotten wood around windows and doors

4. Update Kitchen counter tops and cabinets

5. Add stone features to interior fireplace, back splashes, and islands

6. Replace outdated lighting fixtures and upgrade to LED bulbs

7. Tear out carpeting and replace with hardwoods

8. Add heated living space for in-laws suite

9. Make bathrooms upgraded for “aging in place” and handicap accessible

10. Replace windows with energy efficient vinyl replacement windows

Remodeling Magazine publishes similar lists and it is interesting to see the overlap between Charlotte, NC and the national scene!

To see a great photo gallery of home remodeling projects, go to valueremodelers.com

What goes into a bathroom remodel and what should it cost?

Value Remodelers did this total bathroom remodel in Gastonia, NC

Bathroom remodel with tile and free-standing tub in Gastonia,NC

Bathroom remodeling is much hotter than kitchen remodeling and it should be. When a consumer hires a professional remodeler to update their home, on average they have a minimum of 3-4 bathrooms and only one kitchen!

Bathroom remodeling can mean something as simple as updating the flooring, changing out the counter top, or simply all of the bathroom fixtures. Most of the time, we are seeing people replace the commode, the vanity, totally renovate the shower, add new framed mirrors, and add brushed nickel or oil-rubbed bronze fixtures.

The complete shower renovations begins with a new mud pan,  installing tile on the floor and walls, plumbing for multiple shower heads and body sprays, and benches.

What should all of this cost? Obviously it depends on the scope of work and the materials selected. Another factor is whether you are remodeling your master bath or simple powder room. What you can expect in the Charlotte, NC market for a total master bath remodel is to invest between $25,000 – $40,000! To get great bathroom design and remodeling ideas, you can check out http://www.valueremodelers.com