When it comes to finding the perfect piece of Peterborough NH real estate for you and your family, don’t forget to pay due attention to the bathrooms. Make sure they are convenient and practical for your entire household. After all, an expensive remodel after such a huge investment is never pleasurable.
To guide you along the examination phase of a new home’s bathrooms, consider the following appealing features.
Curbless Walk-In Shower
A curbless walk-in shower tops the list of many American homebuyers when it comes to bathrooms. In fact, a survey conducted by the American Institute of Architects revealed that as many as 60 percent of respondents indicate that this feature is significant when looking for a house.
A curbless walk-in shower allows for much easier cleaning, since it lacks an enclosure. Therefore, you spend much less time preparing the shower for entry and more time enjoying a relaxing long shower.
All too often, buyers ultimately discover they bought a home shy of sufficient storage space. The bathroom is no exception when it comes to this reckoning. Logically, it’s always more convenient to store towels inside the bathroom instead of another closet down the hallway. Such efficiency becomes especially crucial when getting ready to head for work or school in the morning.
In the bathroom, more storage space can come in the form of a wall cabinet or a built-in storage tower in one part of the wall. Meanwhile, a lot of bathrooms now also come with storage cabinets under the sink, allowing you easier access to some of your items. It also helps to look for bathrooms incorporating some shelves along the wall tiles.
When it comes to bathroom countertops, not much can beat quartz. Typically, quartz countertops are made with a mix of 95 percent ground natural quartz and 5 percent polymer resins. The result? A composition that requires little effort to maintain through the years, thereby making life much easier for the homeowner. In addition, this type of countertop resists abrasions and stains quite nicely, which eliminates the worry of replacing it a few years down the road.
Heated Floor Tiles
Especially during colder months, no homeowner wants to step on a cold bathroom floor immediately after waking up. With heated tile floors, you never have to. Typically, the floors get their heat from a number of thin electric, radiant mats which are located directly under the tile without raising the floor level.
Of course, you can always opt to add this feature after moving into the home. However, it may force your master bathroom to become unusable for a few days while the remodel ensues. To avoid this hassle, go with a home pre-equipped with heated bathroom floors. It saves the remodeling costs.
His and Hers Bathroom Sinks
The last thing you and your spouse need is taking turns using one sink, especially when you are rushing to get ready in the morning. Having his and hers bathroom sinks eliminates this problem altogether. At the same time, this allows you to get ready while enjoying a nice morning chat as well.
Separate Toilet Room
A separate toilet room allows for just a bit more privacy, especially in the case of a master bathroom that is being shared with a spouse. This makes other parts of the bathroom accessible even when the toilet is occupied.
Today’s bathrooms are not just fabulous, they are also entertaining. Yes, homes now sport bathrooms pre-fitted with sound systems. Clean and groove to mood music as you ready yourself for a new day or wind down after hard day at work. Want to step it up a notch? Some bathrooms feature flat-screen, high-density televisions to enjoy a game, newscast, or favorite series while lounging in the bathtub.
Indeed, all these features turn your time in the bathroom into a delightful visit, no matter what you need to do inside this essential space. Decide which features to put on the top of your checklist, but don’t forget to mention them to your exclusive buyer’s agent before you start searching for a new home in the Peterborough NH real estate market. It can save you time and help you find the perfect accommodation.
Ask Janet White, an exclusive buyer’s agent at Buyer’s Option Realty Services to help you make the perfect home choice in the Peterborough area. (603) 881-3800.