A Definitive Guide to Bathroom Renovation in Multifamily Apartments

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According to an estimate, an average person spends almost one and a half years of their life in the bathroom. If you think, millennials use the area only for a daily wash, think again. Bathrooms are more than just cleaning areas for modern users they are places where many seek refuge from stress after a hard day’s work, by having a hot shower. It is, therefore, natural for renters to consider the area’s layout as one of the primary factors while searching for multifamily apartments. As a multifamily unit owner, you must ensure that bathroom renovation doesn’t take a backseat while you’re planning a remodeling project.

To help you achieve this objective, the blog explains some effective renovation tips that you can discuss with your multi-family renovation contractor.

Read on to learn more.

1. Opt for Water Conserving Toilets

The toilet, aside from being the proverbial throne, is by far the most used component in any bathroom. Style is essential and therefore, whichever model you choose it should fit into the bathroom’s design, but an increasing number of multifamily investors are also choosing low-flow toilets in an effort to cut down on water wastage. Japanese Toto toilets that incorporate bidets, air dryers, and are self-cleaning, are also one of the preferred choices among several multifamily investors.

2. Opt for Right Surface Materials

Choosing the right surfaces for the flooring, sinks and countertop apart from upping their aesthetic appeal also enhance their resistance to wear and tear. Among different flooring materials available in the market, porcelain is one of the favorites of multi family renovation contractors due to its affordability, durability and ease of maintenance. Additionally, we recommend using stainless steel and enamel-on-steel for sink surfaces due to their stain resisting qualities. Last, but not the least, use granite and quartz in countertops to enhance their durability.

3. Provide Adequate Ventilation and Lighting

Moisture aids the growth of mold and mildew and can also result in discoloration of painted surfaces. You can address this problem by installing a bathroom fan/ducted system. Additionally, investing in an automatic humidity sensing unit would be a prudent option if you live in a humid area. To ensure the area is illuminated, install dedicated task lights, ceiling fixtures and sconces. Use CFLs in these lighting options to keep a tab on your energy costs.

4. Expand the Storage Space

Replace small vanities with larger ones and install spacious cabinets and tall boy cupboards to help your renters solve space constraint issues. Additionally, you can make provisions for under sink storage, create storage walls or use extra wall space to install cabinets and shelves to store toiletries.

There’s no denying the fact that sassy and classy bathrooms would uplift the overall mood of your multifamily units, thereby having a positive impact on their rentability. In addition to following these tips, discuss the benefits of upgrading to water saving faucets, dual flush toilets and ultra low flow showerheads with your multi-family renovation contractor while designing the project outlines.

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