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7 Key Tips to Renovating the Bathroom in your Furnished Apartment

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Have you invested in Parisian property to rent it out furnished in Paris? Since the furnished rental market is very competitive in Paris,  you should give your furnished rental qualities that will make it stand out, such as a beautiful bathroom. Here are 7 key tips for creating the bathroom a tenant will not pass up: 

Complete guide to bathroom renovation in rental apartments

1. Choose a shower-over-bathtub to optimize space

When you don’t have much space in your long-term Paris apartment rental, you may wonder whether to install a shower or a bath. Why not both? While many prefer showers, a bathtub is necessary for a family with small children. Today, a shower-bath combination is an option! 

Note that if the shower-bath you choose does not have a door, consider adding an anti-slip finish to make getting in and out easier. 

2. Choose durable flooring for for longevity and aesthetics

Choose durable flooring options such as ceramic, marble, or stone tiles. They are water-resistant and easy to clean, which are both attractive qualities. 

3. Hang a large mirror for more light and space

Install a large mirror over the sink(s), and supplement it with a wall-mounted magnifying mirror. This feature is appreciated by both women and men!

4. Maximize space: storage and organization tips

Take advantage of space between fixtures and install a tall storage cabinet into the wall to maximize vertical storage while saving floor space. Find inexpensive and quality options at Ikea, Habitat and Conforama. 

5. Lighting tips for creating the perfect ambience in your home

Combine halogen spot lights with wall sconces beside or over the mirror for lighting with no shadows. 

6. Invest in a high-quality toilet for comfort and durability

Purchase high-quality toilets! Not only will it be comfortable, but it will last. Remember almost falling off a shaky seat or getting your buttocks pinched? No more repairs! Also, look for models with dual-flush technology to save water.

7. Efficient bathroom ventilation: essential in maintaining a clean and fresh bathroom

A good bathroom ventilation system ensures adequate air circulation in your bathroom, which helps prevent mold formation and keeps walls and floors dry and odor-free!

8. Sealed joints: protection against leaks and mould

Last, you should ensure that all joints are properly sealed to prevent moisture from getting into the gaps around the tiles. This is usually the first thing a potential tenant will notice during a viewing.

Bathroom renovation costs in Paris: what you need to know

The prices of bathroom renovations can vary a lot depending on the type of work, the size of the room, the materials, and the appliances that you choose, the complicity of the work (for example, an apartment located on the 6th floor without an elevator will generate a high price), and the duration of the project. And on average, the bathroom renovation price in Paris can be higher than in other cities and regions of France. 

Budget for renovating a small bathroom (3m² to 5m²) in Paris

According to Leroy Merlin, refurbishing a 3 m² to 5 m² bathroom generally costs between 5,000 and 10,000 euros, depending on the work to be carried out and the quality of the fittings and finishes.

Average cost for renovating a standard bathroom (6 to 8 m²) in Paris

A 6m² or 8m² bathroom is considered a reasonably adequate size for a Parisian apartment, particularly in the case of a family residence. The typical cost for renovating a 6m² to 8m² bathroom of this size generally falls within the range of €6,000 to €12,000.

Cost of a complete bathroom renovation (10m² or more) in Paris

The price of renovating a 10m² or more bathroom is normally between €7,000 and €15,000 in Paris. 

For more precise information, please get in touch with a plumber in Paris for a customized quote to find out what you can afford for your bathroom project.


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