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The purpose of any home renovation is to increase your enjoyment, its suitability to your lifestyle, or the lifestyle of a future owner, and to raise the resale value of the home. If your personal preferences are not reflected in the real estate market, it means your wants and needs are fairly uncommon. But by focusing on the bathroom renovation types that sell best, you might find the result is less appealing to you as an individual.

Remodel Trends for Maximum Bathroom Remodel Value

If boosting your bathroom remodel ROI is what you’re going for, you’ll need to do some research into what’s selling best in your Sarasota neighborhood right now. The following ideas are top-selling across time and markets, but it’s still best to do your own research.

Bold Wall Colors

Using novel color schemes, bright colors, patterns, marble and the like are great ways to make bathroom surfaces stand out and a good choice for shower renovations. The most successful iterations of this idea involve tile, marble, and bright colors that generate a feeling of energy and cleanliness.

Textured Materials

While smooth surfaces are generally the norm in upscale bathrooms, and for good reason, textured surfaces tend to stand out and make a big impression. This is because it is a break from the norm. Many buyers are attracted to novelty, and this is one way to achieve it.


In bathrooms, cleanliness is at a premium. One of the most important ways to achieve this is to upgrade bathrooms with features that aid in organization. Any storage feature like cabinets, drawers, and the like tick this box. Most especially, convenient storage in heavy use areas is especially attractive. Beyond a towel pantry or over-toilet shelving, this could mean a handy soap drawer near the shower or a mini-TP cabinet near the toilet.

Sink Enhancements

Bathrooms built around a vanity sink are always popular. Thematic sink options that follow an outdoorsy, classy, or contemporary theme are often best, especially when they match or complement the overall décor of the home.

Updated Cabinets

In the same way that bold walls are a plus, novel, interesting, or innovative cabinet designs are also a good idea. This can be done simply by tucking shelves into a nook for a built-in cabinet feel. Or by devising a unique design all your own.

Multimedia Features

Incorporating a sound system and even visual media is attractive, and it’s always novel when done in a bathroom. Recent advances in waterproofing and wireless technology make options like these more viable than ever.

Fresh Tile

The best tile lasts for years with little to no maintenance. But like most things, it will fade with time and use. Even if your tile is in great condition, installing a unique, colorful, or bold pattern gives the impression of newness and makes a good impression on buyers.

Mixed Materials

Another good way to break up the monotony in a bathroom renovation is to use different materials. Tile and marble, glass and stone, steel and wood are all great combinations that make a bathroom feel new and interesting.

Should I Remodel my Bathroom?

We mentioned before that you shouldn’t just trust our list of top-selling bathroom renovations. Rather, you should look into what is selling best in your local market. Here are some other important considerations to take on board before getting started.

Does the Local Market Show Demand for Bathroom Upgrades?

Bathroom upgrades are always a plus. But are upgraded bathrooms going to sell your home faster or for more than a kitchen upgrade? If not, renovating the kitchen or another room might need to take priority. For example, in a particularly hot and muggy climate, people might be prone to spending more time bathing. Sarasota can get quite warm and humid, so that’s something to bear in mind.

Does the Bathroom Need Repair?

If the bathroom needs repair, you cannot neglect it, especially if you’re looking to sell. If you’re going to do some repairs, that’s a good opportunity to turn ordinary repairs into upgrades for a higher return on your investment.

Is a Bathroom Renovation the Best Way to Boost Equity?

Depending on the state of the market, updated bathrooms might impress more than other spaces

Do You Want to Sell Your Home Quickly?

If you’re in a big hurry to sell your home, a full bathroom renovation might not be the best way tospeed up the process. On the other hand, bathrooms are relatively small. So if you see renovations as a critical way to get your property value up, the bathroom might be a good place to target.

In the final analysis, the type of bathroom renovation that suits you best will be determined by your goals. Are you looking to boost property value, or are you just looking to boost equity? If it’s just home equity you’re looking for, you might as well make the renovations you want. If it’s about resale value, let the market choose your renovation choices.