Four Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Bathroom Through Renovation | Schlüter-Systems

Four Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Bathroom Through Renovation

Spending a large portion of the last two years at home due to a global pandemic meant that a lot of people turned their attention to DIY projects. Whilst the lockdown appears to be behind us, the renovation bug has truly been caught and many are now keen to make additional updates to their home. It’s no surprise really: alongside improving your living space, it can be a worthy investment to make as even simple home improvements can add value to your property if you decide to sell at some point in the future.

Bathrooms are often an area in desperate need of an update, and there are plenty of ways to make more of your current space or even rip it out entirely and start afresh. Big or small, these changes can make the time you spend at home more relaxing and enjoyable.  Phil Cutts, Area Sales Consultant at Schlüter-Systems, has the following recommendations to increase the value of your home through bathroom renovation. 

Convert your bathroom into a wetroom

We often hear customers say that turning an existing bathroom into a wetroom will be a huge job that takes a significant amount of time and money. However, with careful planning and using the Schlüter®-WETROOMS integrated system it can be a relatively simple project in the home. We’ve worked on hundreds, if not thousands, of wetrooms so can give plenty of advice and support along the way.

From making the most of the space available, to creating a more user-friendly space free of any barriers or steps on entry, a wetroom will allow you to continue your tile or stone finish throughout the entire space to create a sleek and stylish environment. It can truly add the wow-factor to a home, with plenty of options that can be added during the installation process.

Wetroom (left), underfloor heating (right)

Add heating elements

Not only is underfloor heating a great addition to any household, especially during the chilly winter months, but it can also be a huge draw for those looking to buy a property as well as providing a touch of hotel-like luxury and comfort for both walls and floors.

There are several solutions for this, one of which is to install the Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-E-DUO-membrane. This popular product is an all-in-one solution for waterproofing and heating floors, as well as ensuring a crack-free finish to your tiles or stone thanks to its uncoupling properties. Offering impact sound reduction and fast warm-up, it’s ideal for a domestic project.

Consider extra storage space with shelving and niches

Whatever size your bathroom is, storage is always a great addition. Whether you want to retrofit a shelf to an existing bathroom or get creative and coordinate a theme by using the shelves, profiles and even drain covers that are designed to match each other, storage really makes the most of the space available.

Storage can often be overlooked and only once you’re using your bathroom do you realise that some storage would be very handy to have. Our Schlüter-SHELF range can be easily added to a finished bathroom, ensuring that the waterproofing remains intact, free from any fixings. With many different styles and finishes to choose from, this simple solution will give more functional space whilst looking great too.

If you’re starting from scratch, introducing an easy to install, fully waterproof niche into a bathroom not only creates additional space, but it also can be incorporated into the theme with matching shelves and tile trims. Options are available with lighting if you’re looking to create a real focal point.

Schlüter-SHELF and TRENDLINE tile trims

Choose high-quality tiles and trims

When updating your bathroom tiles, it is worth investing in high-quality products that will ensure longevity – and it’s not just the tile that needs serious consideration. Equally important is the tile profile, also known as a tile trim, which covers the edge of an exposed tile. The edge of a tile is vulnerable to damage and with tiles often being the focal point of a bathroom, it is important to reduce this risk.

Schlüter-TRENDLINE profiles come in many durable, powder-coated finishes which coordinate with our shelves and drain covers so you can either match to your tile for a coordinated look or choose a contrasting finish to make a bold statement. A matte black colourway has recently been introduced for even more design options. 

I hope these tips have given you some food for thought and perhaps some inspiration when it comes to updating your bathroom. It’s worth bearing in mind that any projects you tackle can make a long-lasting difference to your enjoyment of the area and may benefit you in the future when selling your home. 

Schlüter-Systems create products which protect and enhance tile and stone installations, as well as offering expert technical advice. Find out more about our product portfolio by emailing or by calling 01530 813396.

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