The bathroom is the room of serenity and privacy, and it is one of the most frequented rooms in the house. During the homebuying process, you will be looking at a full lineup of preferences for the rest of the house, such as whether there is outdoor living space or the right cabinetry in the kitchen. However, the bathrooms easily get overlooked or neglected when it comes to making a list to give to your realtor for help finding the house you want. Here are a few questions to know the answers to so bathrooms can be an intrinsic factor in your shopping process.
How many bathrooms does your home need?
This is a more obvious thing to consider, and it may already be something you have on your list of things you want out of a new home. However, make sure you are making a good choice about the number of bathrooms. It is not uncommon these days for a home to have a private bath per household member. Of course, that's not a necessity, but it is something to seriously consider, especially if your family could grow down the road.
Do you prefer baths or showers?
Baths are great, but many people simply do not have the time to soak in a hot tub every time they need to get clean. Combination shower and tubs are still out there, but if you never use a bathtub, this fixture may be a waste of valuable shower space. Consider which bathing process your family uses the most and keep that in mind while you shop.
How much storage space do you need in your bathrooms?
Are you the type of person that only has a few bathroom necessities, or are you all about health and beauty aids that will naturally need a home in the bathroom? Do you want a place for towel storage in the bathroom or a place to house all your makeup? Make sure you think about what storage space availability would be logical for you and your family in each bathroom space.
Is it important for you to have updated bathroom fixtures?
The toilet, vanity, sinks, shower—all of these are fixtures you would expect to see in any bathroom, but these fixtures evolve frequently, and it is not uncommon to find a home that is perfect other than outdated bathroom fixtures. Consider what you prefer and how important certain fixtures are to you.
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