When to Renovate Your Bathroom
Have you ever wondered how you can tell you need to renovate a room in your house? Perhaps the room looks fine, and you may still like the layout and design, but the room hasn’t been updated or renovated in a very long time. How do you know if it needs to be done? How about your bathroom? With elements such as plumbing and electricity, there must be a certain time when it should be inspected and even remodeled. This article will explain some of the most tell tale signs that it is time to renovate your bathroom. Some of these signs can also be applied to other rooms in the house as well.
1. Things are Falling Apart
One of the most obvious signs that it is time to renovate your bathroom is that all the little things are starting to wear out and fall apart. Tile is chipping and breaking and grout on the floor or on the walls is missing, the caulking is cracked and dried out, or your taps and toilet may be leaking pointing to a problem with the plumbing. These are clear signs that your bathroom is beginning to feel its wear and tear and you should strongly consider renovating. Small issues like these, if left too long can turn into much bigger problems later on or even become safety hazards for you and your family.
2. The Needs of Your Family Are Changing
Another sign that you need to think about remodeling your bathroom is that your current bathroom space is not working for your family anymore. Perhaps you have a big family and the kids are growing up, and your main bathroom is feeling too cramped and busy. You may need to renovate the space to make it bigger, maybe add an extra sink, change the bathtub to a shower, and create more storage space for everyone’s belongings. Another example could be that you are growing older or you have a person with mobility issues living with you. You may want to think of making your bathroom a more accessible space, and consider switching your regular tub to a mobility-friendly walk-in bathtub or a shower with seating instead. These are important situations that may require you to renovate your current space.
3. You are Unhappy With Your Space
A good reason to renovate your bathroom is simply that you are just not happy with it anymore. Maybe you bought the house a long time ago and designed each room a specific way, but now your tastes are changing and you want a new space, a new look and possibly even an entire new layout. This is the perfect time to think about bathroom remodeling. If you are looking for a completely new layout and want to gut your current bathroom entirely, you should consider hiring a professional bathroom remodeling company to do the job for you. Since bathrooms contain a combination of plumbing and electrical elements, a complete bathroom renovation is much more complex and time consuming than other rooms in the house.
4. You Want to Sell Your Home
You may be asking yourself why you would need to put money into renovating your bathroom if you are not going to be living there much longer. However, this is precisely why you should do just that. Perspective homeowners will come into a home that is for sale inspecting every room very carefully, looking for potential problems and how current the design of the space is. If they see a bathroom that is outdated and potentially needs a lot of work, it could cause them to walk away from the house as they may not have the budget to renovate any rooms or may not want to deal with those kinds of issues in a new home. Renovating your bathroom, even in a small way through new hardware and small fixtures can really improve the look and overall value of your home. Remodeling this space can make it more appealing to perspective home buyers and it can also add to the value of your home, meaning you will get more money out of the sale depending on how much money you put into this renovation.
5. You Don’t Enjoy That “Retro” Feel
Often times, especially for first time homeowners who are in their starter home, people settle for what they have because it works within their budget and it meets their most basic necessities. This may explain your bathroom. Perhaps when you first bought your house, you figured as long as it works, you are happy with it, and now you look at your completely retro space and shudder. Those old rose or avocado coloured tubs and checkered tiled floors just aren’t what you are looking floor in a space. If your bathroom is stuck in a time warp, it may be time to renovate. You want to enjoy your space, make it a space that you feel good in, a place where you can feel relaxed. After all, a bathroom is one of the most used rooms in a house, and it is often the first room you walk into every morning. Why not create a space that will make you happy rather than settle for something that brings you back to the 70s.
These are some of the most tell tale signs that your bathroom is in dire need of a renovation, so why wait? Start planning, designing and budgeting for your soon-to-be new bathroom space. There is no better time than the present to get started.
Contributed by www.perfectbath.com