The little voice in the back of my head keeps nagging me. About ‘what’ you ask. Whether or not to renovate the basement bathroom?
When I bought this house in 2010 I had mapped out a detailed five-year renovation plan.
My plan included painting the entire house from top to bottom, replacing all but one light fixture (the only one I liked), retiling the main bathroom floor, installing crown moulding and wainscoting in the living room and dining room, removing the old deck in the backyard and replacing it with a stone patio, as well as renovating the basement bathroom.
The list is almost finished. But there is still one item left on the ‘To Do’ list without a check mark next to it. The basement bathroom.
Do I want to go from this?
Bathroom renovations don’t come cheap.
So, do I go ahead and gut the bathroom and start from scratch? Or do I salvage what I can and update only what is necessary? I’m torn. Some days, I am ready to demo the old outdated bathroom and other days I think a fresh coat of paint, new light fixture and vanity will do.
But then the little voice returns.
A newly renovated bathroom will increase the value of my home. Which leads me down another path and another question, do I sell or do I stay?