- You want plumbing that actually works.
- You’re interested in improving your home’s safety.
- You’d like to increase your house’s value.
- You simply want a washroom with a refreshed look.
Any of these is a reason to consider remodeling your home’s bathroom.
Still need a little convincing? Here are some signs that it’s time for a bathroom makeover.
1. Major Wear-and-Tear
Between the toilet, the shower, the floor, the sink, and all the traffic in between, your bathroom gets an incredible amount of wear-and-tear. Over time, simple day-to-day usage can lead to:
- Leaky faucets
- Rusty fixtures
- Cracked pipes
- Peeling walls
- Uneven tiles
Not seeing anything like the above? Check your water bill for higher-than-usual charges, and listen closely for mysterious dripping sounds. These are also signs that your bathroom may be in need of repair.
Lack of a built-in ventilation system, especially in older bathrooms, can also lead to wear-and-tear on the room. It makes the entire area more susceptible to water damage and, in turn, potentially mold and mildew.
While one small problem may not mean a full overhaul is in order, it could indicate other problems are on their way. Remodeling your bathroom is a great way to get a head start on the issues, prevent future damage, and avoid potentially higher costs down the line.
2. Lack of Functionality
Tripping over shampoo bottles, soaps, towels, and razors doesn’t necessarily mean you keep a messy house. If your family has grown or you’ve accumulated more things, your current bathroom may not be able to handle the increased traffic and needs. While a little inconvenience can be overlooked, when your bathroom’s lack of functionality is seriously affecting your and your family’s everyday life, it’s time to make a change.
Even a remodel in a small amount of space, can make a huge difference. A new bathtub, shower, toilet, or layout can make a trip to the bathroom much more comfortable for you and your family.
3. That Retro Look
If you have a bathtub that looks like it belongs in the 1970s, your bathroom is probably pretty old, not to mention a bit behind the times, style-wise. Even if your bathroom’s outdated appearance doesn’t bother you, its age should. This is especially true if you plan to sell your house in the near future. When your home goes on the market, prospective buyers will be concerned about what’s going on behind your 40-year-old bathroom tiles. Having an updated bathroom is a huge selling point for a house and will increase its market value drastically.
Even if you’re not looking to sell your home anytime soon, an older bathroom generally means older appliances. They’re most likely reaching the end of their life expectancies. An updated look also means updated functionality!
4. Elderly Roommates
Whether your elderly parents live with you, they’re planning to move in, or you’re their caretakers, having a senior-friendly bathroom would be a major help to them, not to mention less worrisome for you.
Want to make it easier for them to get around and less stressful to complete their day-to-day tasks? Simple additions involved in a bathroom makeover can make a big difference. You could add:
- A shower/tub seat
- Anti-slip mats
- A high-rise toilet seat
- A walk-in bathtub
- Grab bars (especially helpful if your loved one has problems with balance)
If you’re concerned about the cost of such additions—in addition to caring for your loved one—remember that there are some tax breaks for medically necessary home improvements.
5. Darkness in the Daytime
If you can’t see well in the shower or in the bathroom in general, it may be a sign the room has inefficient lighting. Dark-colored tiles or walls don’t help either, especially if the lights aren’t strong enough. Replacing or rearranging lighting in your room can truly do wonders for the entire appearance and help you great ready quickly in the early morning hours. Other makeover solutions may also include sun tunnels or skylights.
6. General Unhappiness
Whether your bathroom has an outdated look that makes you feel left out of the trends, you wish your shower worked reliably just three days out of the week, or you avoid doing your makeup in the mirror because you can’t see yourself in it, you’re unhappy! And that’s a perfectly good reason to embark on a bathroom makeover.
If you are experiencing any of these six signs, it may be time to consider changes, refreshes, or a full remodel. We specialize in bathroom and kitchen remodels, from sinks to bathtubs, and hiring experts can help ensure the job is done right and you’re left with a bathroom you love. Whether you’re looking to change your bathtub, swap out your sinks and faucets, or install a new toilet in your bathroom, C&W Plumbing can help, no matter your budget or vision. Give us a call at 972-395-2597!
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