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How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Increase Home Value?

A bathroom remodel is a popular home improvement project that can enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your bathroom and increase the overall value of your home. The average cost of a full bathroom remodel is $26,574. Homeowners can expect a return on investment of roughly 60 percent upon resale. Whether you’re planning to sell your house soon or simply want to enjoy a more comfortable and modern bathroom, understanding the potential increase in home value can help you make informed decisions about your renovation project.

Does a Bathroom Renovation Increase Home Value?

Yes, a bathroom renovation can increase the value of your home. According to various studies and real estate experts, an updated and well-designed bathroom is one of the key selling points for potential buyers. A functional and stylish bathroom can leave a positive impression and make your home more appealing, potentially leading to a higher price and a faster sale.

Return on investment (ROI) for Bathroom Remodels

The return on investment (ROI) for a bathroom remodel can vary depending on the scope of the project, the quality of materials used, and other factors. Here are some general figures to give you an idea:

Midrange bathroom remodel

A midrange bathroom remodel typically costs more than $24,000 on average and can result in a 67% return on investment.

Upscale bathroom remodel

An upscale bathroom remodel, which can cost nearly $77,000 on average, may yield a 37% return on investment.

Bathroom addition (midrange)

Adding a bathroom to your home can also increase its value. A midrange bathroom addition, with an average cost of about $57,000, can generate a 30% return on investment.

Bathroom addition (upscale)

An upscale bathroom addition, typically costing around $105,000, may provide a 27% return on investment.

Factors affecting the increase in home value


The location of your home plays a significant role in determining the increase in home value. In desirable neighborhoods or areas with a high demand for housing, a well-designed bathroom can have a greater impact on the property’s overall value.

Quality of materials and finishes

The quality of materials and finishes used in your bathroom remodel can greatly affect the perceived value. High-end fixtures, durable and stylish flooring, and luxurious countertops can contribute to a higher increase in home value than lower-quality materials.

Size and layout of the bathroom

The size and layout of the bathroom can also impact the increase in home value. A larger bathroom with a well-thought-out layout and ample storage space is generally more desirable and can attract potential buyers.

Level of customization and uniqueness

A bathroom remodel that includes unique and customized features can set your home apart from others on the market. Adding personalized touches, such as a spa-like shower or a custom vanity, can make your bathroom more memorable and potentially increase its value.

Upgrades to plumbing and fixtures

Upgrading the plumbing system and fixtures in your bathroom can not only improve functionality but also enhance the value of your home. Buyers are often attracted to homes with modern and energy-efficient plumbing systems, as well as high-quality fixtures that offer convenience and durability.

Tips for maximizing home value with a bathroom remodel

If you’re considering a bathroom remodel to increase the value of your home, here are some tips to help you maximize the return on your investment:

  1. Focus on quality: Invest in high-quality materials and finishes that will withstand the test of time and appeal to potential buyers.
  2. Consider the overall style: Choose a design and color scheme that is timeless and appeals to a wide range of tastes.
  3. Optimize space: Make the most of the available space by incorporating smart storage solutions and maximizing functionality.
  4. Upgrade fixtures and lighting: Install energy-efficient fixtures and proper lighting that add value and enhance the overall ambiance of the bathroom.
  5. Pay attention to details: Details matter, so make sure to pay attention to small touches like coordinating hardware, faucets, and accessories.

By following these tips and considering the factors that influence the increase in home value, you can make informed decisions about your bathroom remodel and enjoy both the immediate benefits and the long-term return on investment.

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Gosia, Executive Assistant

Gosia who was born and raised in Poland and started her career in construction seven years ago after her arrival to the US where she became a property manager in a highly sought-after area of San Francisco.

Through her years of property management, she has amassed a deep knowledge of construction processes, standards, principles, property management and resident services.

Her work has given her continuous exposure and opportunities to work alongside general contractors, real estate agents and property managers.

She is an energetic professional who doesn’t mind wearing multiple hats. Experienced in handling a wide range of administrative duties and executive support, her presence at Casa Utopia is an asset as she ensures the team is meeting client expectations in a timely and orderly manner.

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Idan, Head of Operations

With over ten years of experience in the construction industry, Idan is an asset to any construction project.

His knowledge has helped several homeowners enjoy a successful, stress-free experience with remodeling and reconstruction projects in Silicon Valley.

Idan’s strength is in creating affordable and quality-oriented budgets and risk-free plans that minimizes delays, change orders and cost overruns.

Through his commitment to excellence and dedication to professionalism, Idan has continued to exceed industry standards by forming strong professional partnerships based on integrity, ingenuity, and reliability.

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Elior, Founder

Elior Shushan began his journey in 2011, working as an independent general contractor for a plethora of projects with various sizes and budgets, providing them with assistance in making the job run as seamlessly as possible. His on-field knowledge and expertise allowed him to garner a hand-picked team, surrounding himself with grade-A talent.

With a specialty in the custom home and remodeling industry, Elior expanded his knowledge and experience by integrating architectural designs and layouts into his work. His experience working with various clients and expectations as an independent contractor allowed him to scale up his projects into more complex and intricate ventures.

Since Casa Utopia’s founding in 2020, Elior has worked tirelessly to expand on the company’s vision, hoping to deliver his expert services statewide.

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