There are dozens of signs pointing out that the timing is ‘now’ for a bathroom remodel project. Maybe an emergency brought you to this realization, or maybe you are just ready to update the look and ambiance of the area. Surprisingly enough, a remodeled bathroom can do so much for your home.
In the past, you may have thought a bathroom remodel is a poor choice – maybe you were thinking it would be too pricey or time-consuming. Though sometimes this might be the case, it really depends on what you need/want done. Whatever you decide to have done, however, will increase your home’s value and it might even be the convincing point for a potential future buyer. In fact, one of the main things people look at is the bathroom and what condition it’s in before buying a home or renting. If they see issues with mildew, mold, faulty plumbing, or it’s just simply way out of date, a future buyer may just turn away instantly. Remember, you are doing this for yourself and your future!
What To Consider Before Remodeling
Though this task may seem stressful and daunting, there are tips and tricks to make things run smooth and simple. Ultimately, you need to decide if you want a fully remodeled bathroom or if you just want to update a few of your existing bathroom’s features. Let’s look at some reasons why it might be time to update your bathroom, one of the most important retreats in your home.
1.Living With Your Bathroom For A While Will Help You Decide
People tend to make wrong decisions when they’re excited. Does this sound like you? Before impulse buying, take a moment to live with what you already have. Always think about what you want and invision it for a while (how it will look in your home, etc). If you don’t already have one, think about an ‘en suite’ and how it will look in your bedroom. That’s one of the first remodeling steps people take when it comes to bathrooms. And en suite is a bathroom that connects to the bedroom – these have the potential to greatly increase your home’s value, plus, it will make things so much easier for you.
2. Figure Out What’s Wrong With Your Current Situation
As the saying always goes – safety first. Before purchasing a $2,000 jet-stream jacuzzi bath tub, consider your current bathroom safety issues and broken appliances if you have any. Do you have some faulty plumbing that needs looked at or appliances that just don’t work how they used to? Contact a professional plumber to come take a look at your equipment. What’s the point of having a gorgeous new bathroom that is out of order? Exactly. Some safety issues can be anything from tiles that are jagged or broken, piping installed incorrectly, or light fixtures that are broken.
3. Plumbing Issues May Be A Sign To Remodel
Plumbing issues are extremely common and you will face them at some point in time. Before you approach a plumbing disaster that will cost you thousands, please have a professional take a look, even if the issue seems small. Heads up, if you are calling the plumber more often than not, it’s probably time to update old appliances. When your plumber gets rid of dirty water or leaky taps, sadly, these are only temporary bandaids that are only masking the problems temporarily. They are bound to keep recurring. When you purchase newer appliances, you will be promised longevity (and usually good buyer’s insurance).
4. Because You Want To!
Have you read and considered the previously listed factors and just know for a fact that you’re ready to make the leap and start remodeling your bathroom? Then let’s get to it! What are some of the most common things people choose to add/remodel in their bathrooms?
- En suites
- New appliances such as his and her sinks and new toilets
- New flooring/tiles
- Jacuzzi/new tub
- New mirrors
- Better light fixtures
- New decor
All of these are great starting points. Keep in mind a good budget and start planning!
Remodeling your bathroom may be exhausting, but it is also extremely rewarding and so much fun! Think of everything you’ve wanted in a bathroom and make your dreams come true. Remember, your first plan of action should always be to fix what’s broken first. Anything that isn’t working right or seems faulty should be checked out by a professional and then added to your ‘to do list’.
Safety hazards come next, and you’ll want to nip those in the bud before considering buying a new appliance (and then not having any money left over in your budget to fix hazardous areas). With some simple common sense, good budgeting skills, and an eye for modern trends, your bathroom will not only be your dream retreat but it will boost the value of your home for years to come.