4 Reasons It’s Time To Remodel Your Bathroom
Bathroom reconstruction isn’t the first thing that comes to people’s minds when thoughts turn to home improvement. However, from a daily, quality-of-life experience, bathroom reconstruction can sometimes make a huge difference to home life. But this isn’t something you should enter into lightly. While it’s not in the same league as a kitchen remodel, bathroom reconstruction can still be a sizable investment.
So when is it the right time for you to think about doing it? Here are four factors to keep in mind.
Damage Is Too Much To Ignore
If there’s been an accident, water damage has occurred, or a bathroom is so neglected that mildew and other signs of wear and tear are rampant, it may make more sense to update the bathroom and make it new. Extensive damage, especially water damage, such as from faulty tile, can be widespread; it’s not unusual for it to require tearing out flooring or
walls to address the issue properly.
If things have to be taken to this extent, a brand new bathroom reconstruction can add more value to a home than a straightforward repair.
Even though a bathroom isn’t a large space compared to a bedroom or a kitchen, that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to a cramped, claustrophobic experience in this room. If that’s what you have, it’s completely possible to address this through a smart redesign of the floorplan and a reconstruction from the ground up.
Even a half-bathroom doesn’t have to feel cramped if you’re efficient with how the fixtures are laid out in the room. Consult with designers to find the best use of space and what fixtures will get you there.
Need Better Lighting
Not all original bathroom construction is conducive to modern needs, and lighting is one of those areas where it typically shows the most. Many older bathrooms are constructed with a single overhead light. While this is sufficient for using a toilet or taking a shower, it can severely hamper personal grooming needs, such as applying makeup or trimming hair.
While it’s possible to try to do it yourself by adding additional lights, getting a professional job, especially with an upgrade to everything else in an older bathroom, may ultimately add more value to your property.
You Want A New Look
Last but not least, sometimes you just want a new look. If you’re moving into a home that hasn’t been remodeled in decades, or you’ve had the same bathroom for years now, and you’re personally tired of the look and feel, these are valid reasons to get a bathroom reconstruction if you’re willing to invest.
Like kitchens, bathrooms tend to “date” quickly because they have permanent fixtures like shower stalls, floor tile, and vanity counters that can’t be swapped out the same way a new paint job or furniture can update a room. The only way to make a bathroom look modern again is to invest in a remodel that brings in the latest trends in toilets, bathtubs, shower stalls, mirrors, and other bathroom features.
However, every time you upgrade your bathroom, you’re upgrading your home’s value