Are you contemplating a bathroom remodel in your near future?
Maybe you’re buying a house, selling your home, or needing a change in your existing bathroom.
Whatever the case is, it’s a big decision and can often come with the question:
Is it worth it?
Unless there’s irreparable damage (in which case, get it fixed, and quick), then the answer is really up to you.
But, there are plenty of great reasons to do a bathroom remodel.
Read on for some of the main reasons to go through with your bathroom remodel.
How Often Should You Remodel Your Bathroom
As you would expect, this one is all over the board. Some are content to keep the same style bathroom for 20+ years with only minor renovations; some may want to renovate sooner based on the look being outdated or your bathroom being less functional to your new lifestyle.
Sure, you can get away with purchasing simple remedies for a while, such as:
- New mirrors
- New accessories, like shower caddies
- New paint job
- New fixtures
All this could serve a purpose and give your bathroom some much-needed style upgrades, but the fact is that no other room in your house has trends that change faster.
Add to that the potential for leaks, mold, water damage, and more that are common because of all the moisture.
Some of those remedies may work temporarily, but the fact is that if you are there for the long-term, eventually, you may have to go through with a remodel.
Look, if you have a bathroom that was done well the first time, it could last those 20+ years, but pay close attention or have it gone through by a professional every five years or so.
A stat a few years ago by the Housing Industry Association showed that 70% of bathroom remodels were between 11-20 years old. Probably not a bad rule of thumb to at least kick it around.
Why Should You Remodel Your Bathroom
Are you still reading? Then you’re already considering a bathroom remodel.
A bathroom remodel can have a significant improvement to your home, including functionality, safety, and more – oh, and it can also be cost effective.
So what are you waiting for?
Read on to find out how.
1. Remodel Your Bathroom Back In Style
As we mentioned above, the style of your bathroom can go out of style quickly.
So what was hip and cool ten years ago, may not cut it for you anymore.
And hey, sometimes you just need a change, right?
Because not only do styles change, so does personal taste.
And the fact is, we spend a lot of time in our bathrooms, so it better be in style.
And with style comes…
2. Upgrading Your Bathrooms Functionality
A lot can change in a year, nevermind five to ten.
You grow, and with that comes changing needs.
And then you add the ever-growing family.
What once suited you just fine may no longer work for your needs.
From overall size to storage to shower space, a significant other, children, and even grandparents can alter your current bathroom’s needs.
3. Don’t Forget the Safety Element
Speaking of kids and grandparents, you may need to think about safety around your household.
And the bathroom is one of the most dangerous places when it comes to safety.
So, while the thought may not arise much, look around at what your situation and ask yourself if you may need a safety (or convenience) upgrade sometime soon.
4. An Upgrade will Fix Existing Problems
Of course, if you have existing damage or issues, you may need to take that into account too.
Given all the water that runs through bathrooms, it shouldn’t surprise you that many experience leaks, mold, and even rotting – and worse, you may not even know it.
So if any existing issues pop up while getting your bathroom looked at, assess the urgency of the situation.
Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it’s not an enormous problem.
Rot and mold can cause much more significant issues as time wears on.
5. Conserve Water / Environmentally Friendly
If you (or someone else) have lived in your home for over twenty years, there’s a good chance that the piping, fixtures, and toilets are not energy efficient and are not environmentally friendly.
If you focus on more efficient fixtures, you will not only do the environment proud, but you’ll save on your water bill.
Sure, it may not amount to much per month, but over time it will add up.
And hey, you know, the environment!
6. Remodeling Your Bathroom is an Investment
Not everything you do to your home is considered an investment, but bathroom remodels are among the best.
So not only do you get the bathroom you want and need, but you can also rest easy knowing that if you decide to sell at some point, homeowners usually recoup at least half the total cost of the renovation in the sale.
That seems a lot like a win-win situation!
Also, newly remodeled bathrooms are a massive boon to potential home buyers. Everyone wants to see large, convenient, and newly styled bathrooms when looking for their new home. This means that not only will you recoup much of the cost of your bathroom remodel; you may have an easier time with the sale.
Just some more food for thought.
What Do You Say?
We know – a bathroom remodel can be a significant investment. And the whole process can seem stressful.
But sometimes you’ve just gotta make the decision and go forward.
Read through this list and decide if remodeling your bathroom is for you.
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