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Opinions wanted, over-renovating? Or just enough?

Guys, I really hope you don't mind me bouncing this off the forum. I recently moved into a home here in San Antonio, I bought a really well-built home from 1983, but it was all original. I've been renovating the home, but I'm trying not to over-do it. I'm spending most of the money on the kitchen, but I'm wondering where I can skimp or leave the up-stairs guest bathroom as-is in order to save money. My wife says the bathroom is good the way I've done it, but I'm wondering if I need to go a bit further. I'm attaching some pictures, and if you guys don't mind... please let me know if you think it would be worth it to spend an additional $2,000 on this bathroom, and if that might increase the value of the home enough to make it worth it. I'm only going to be living in this home for the next 3-4 years. I did "buy low" and the neighborhood is really doing well.


For reference, all I did was:

  • Remove popcorn from the ceiling, scrape and sand ceiling, paint ceiling.
  • Remove wall-paper on all the walls, re-mud, sand, and paint.
  • Install tile in both the shower / toilet room, and the bathroom vanity area. 
  • New toilet, toilet flange, etc.
  • Replace old door with solid-core louvered door.
  • New switches, timer for the heater, and installed a single 3" LED can in front of the built-ins.
  • Wayne-scotting / trim and baseboard.
  • Thresholds, hooks, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, etc.


What I was thinking of doing is replacing the countertop with some white quartz (or maybe off-white quartz), with modern sinks (the modern box ones that sit on top), replacing the faucets of course, and maybe replacing the medicine cabinets. I figure in all, this will cost me another $2,000 bucks. Is it worth it, or... if you were buying a home in South Texas and liked the "Hill Country Modern" styling... would this bathroom offend you? What would you change? Coming from Miami, my wife hates the waynescotting, but I see it in all the newly built homes here, so I kind of dig it.

P.S. I still have to change out the hardware, and I still plan to replace the faucets anyway. I also need to do a little caulking and a bit more grouting.


Thanks for your opinions!!!

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