1405 Hawkins Drive
$800.00 Security Deposit
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
1 Car Garage
No Pets Allowed
Here’s the issue: You have a small bathroom but need all the function of a larger bathroom in you home for sale. Maybe you are looking to buy a home with this particular issue. Many people are looking at homes that are perfect, save this one issue. The bathroom is too small. Yet, whether your bathroom is large or small, they all have to encompass the same core functions. That’s why planning a new one or remodeling your existing one is so challenging. You have to think about function, appearance, fixtures and storage, along with how much room you have—and how much you can afford to spend on the project. After all, whether you are in the market for a home or selling your home, this particular space makes a huge difference in the market value of any home.
It’s a lot to consider.
To create a powder room, you’ll need at least 16 sq. ft.; a full bath requires a minimum of 36 to 40 sq. ft. The finished room must measure at least 5 ft. in one direction to accommodate a tub. Building codes typically require 32×32 in. (finished dimensions) for a shower; if you have the space, larger is better. Just make sure the shower is large enough so you-and all your family members-can comfortably raise your arms when washing hair or bend over to pick something up.
Once you’ve determined how much space you have, you must find ways to make it feel bigger. For example, use a pocket, rather than a hinged, door. Choose as large a mirror as possible (use only one; more than one confuses the eye). And go with light-colored finish materials. Clear-glass shower doors stretch space visually, and you can unify the bath by using one finish for all trim and hardware.
Storage space usually is at a premium in small baths, so consider recessing an 8-in.-deep bath cabinet above the vanity. Install the vanity at a comfortable height—36 in. off the floor for most adults, 43 in. if you’re taller than average. Select a vanity with drawers or bins, or add organizers for toiletries and cleaning supplies to a unit that comes unequipped with these items.
Finally, avoid pedestal sinks in a small, full bath. They look great but are impractical because they don’t provide storage. Save them for powder rooms where storage isn’t as crucial. If you must use a pedestal sink, include open shelves or a tile-lined niche behind or adjacent to it. Or consider using cabinetry 16 or 18 in. deep instead of the usual 21 in. A small-scale pedestal lav, available from every major plumbing manufacturer, is another viable option worth considering.
Having a home for sale can be a stressful experience. Buying a home can be equally harrowing. We home to provide more and more help, guidance, and tips each week right here, so stay tuned!
This week we are going to look at a post from RE/MAX’s blog. We are going to explore what some call their “perfect fit” home. Is it size? Accommodations? Amenities? What makes a house truly a home? These questions are worth asking when looking at the myriad of homes for sale in the area.
There are so many factors that play into this, and Cory Vasquez does a great job exploring them!
Are you in the market for a new home? Is your home for sale? The points below may be of great interest to you! As always, if you find yourself looking for homes for sale in the Hardin County area, contact one of our knowledgeable agents for more help!
When we decided to buy a new home, we did just as our real estate agent instructed and created a prioritized list of must-haves for our new home. No one knows our lifestyle better than we do, and we knew exactly what we needed in a house. There was no doubt that we’d know it was the one when we walked in.
We were willing to give up a half bathroom and make do with a smaller workshop. Fireplace or no, we’d live with it. Having watched hours of DIY TV, we weren’t even afraid to get dirty and could look beyond mismatched paint and scarred flooring. All because we knew that at our price range, and to live in that cherished neighborhood, we’d have to compromise.
But I pledged that I would not compromise on two essential must-haves: the backyard and the front porch. The front porch is where I planned to hang flowers, display holiday greetings and spend twilight and dusk on a swinging bench bonding with our pre-teen kids. (Alright, I’m a young mom. Let me believe that’s what their adolescence is going to be like.) Small backyard? No way. It had to be large and lush – lined with a gardening bed, ripe with fruit trees and littered with sports equipment.
That was my must-have list.
And then it happened. After three dozen walk-throughs and hours of online virtual tours, we opened the door to our new home. We were right all along. We knew it was our perfect fit when we saw it. It has an open floor plan with a winding staircase; a window seat for my daughter and spare bedrooms for family visits.
Full basement for workouts and play. Check.
Neighbors who barbeque together and winding jogging trails (no matter that we don’t jog). Check.
Grade-A schools and soccer fields nearby. Check.
It’s exactly what we wanted. Wait for it … but without that must-have front porch and backyard paradise. That’s right. Our home has neither. Two cement steps welcome you to a small porch, and my backyard is what I fondly refer to as my terrace.
So maybe I didn’t know what my must-haves really were. Maybe I compromised too much. Or maybe, just maybe, this house really is our perfect fit.
What’s your perfect fit? What makes your home right for you? Can you put your finger on it? If so, I invite you to share it with us because it really does matter. Not only is it the reason you decline party invitations (because let’s face it, you’d rather be home), but it could win you a trip to the Apple® store – or even $10,000.
Visit myperfectfit.remax.com today to submit your story or vote on your favorite.
Do you know what kind of a backyard paradise $10,000 could buy? I do.
[source: RE/MAX Blog]
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