Face it. You spend a lot of time in the bathroom. It’s pretty important to you, whether you want to admit it or not. But you have a lot of items cluttered in there, or maybe you don’t have enough space and those items are found throughout the house with no rhyme or reason regarding where they are. … And what happens to all those items inside the bathroom when, uh oh, there’s a leak? And that shower or bath that you love so much isn’t so relaxing when tile is broken and grout is crunching under your feet. These are only some of the reasons you might consider an update, change or repairs. Here are five signs that it is time for a bathroom remodel.
Signs that it is Time for a Bathroom Remodel
Things start to go wrong
If the faucet drips or the toilet leaks, a bathroom remodel might be for you. Sure, you could wrap a Band-Aid on the problem, but if you are planning to spend the money for the temporary fix anyway, using that money for a bathroom remodel or more permanent fix might be more ideal and financially responsible.
Professional contractors would also suggest other items in the bathroom that might cause problems in the near future that perhaps you did not notice. All the needs of the bathroom could then be completed in one fell swoop, creating a safer and more aesthetically pleasing room.
The design is generations old
If green tile, a yellow sink, and flowered wallpaper blind guests when they walk into your bathroom, yes, it might be time for a bathroom remodel. A professional design company could suggest patterns and designs more suitable for the modern times and that match your personality and needs.
Color, for example, is critical to the tone of the bathroom.
Color creates harmony and flow, is used to create aesthetically pleasing combinations, and works on a psychological level. Using cool and neutral colors convey peace and tranquility, while incorporating reds, oranges and yellows add a sense of warmth, it states.
The people who live in the home have changed
Is there a little baby girl in the house now? Maybe you’ll need to create a neatly organized spot with shelving for all those diapers, baby towels, powders and ointments – and when she gets a little older all the beauty items like the countless hair supplies.
Or did your son go off to college? Maybe you could use some of the space that he took up for 18 years for yourself now. But be kind and remember to reserve a little temporary spot for your son’s use when he comes by to visit.
Or perhaps the owners of the house have aged and now need a safer room or universal accessibility, including such things as grips in the shower, wheelchair accommodations, or a lower or higher toilet and sink? These are only a few of the scenarios that call for a bathroom remodel.
You’re thinking of selling your home
If you’re thinking of staying in the home for years to come, your bathroom remodel would ideally fit your personality. But if you are thinking of selling your home, you might consider a bathroom remodel that is generic, that would suit nearly any potential buyer’s needs. Realtors all over, such as TK Luxury Group/Verrado Realty, recommend a generic look throughout the home when selling the house so that potential buyers feel like the home is theirs as they are walking through it. If you have photo frames of scenic views from your favorite vacation spots hanging on the walls, you might want to take them down – and then paint that wall a neutral color. Interior designers would be able to suggest the most ideal color patterns for your bathroom remodel.
Signs that it is time for a bathroom remodel include obvious damage. Beyond the aesthetics, any needed repairs should be addressed, both for legal reasons and to boost the value of your home.
A little mold starts appearing
Another one of the signs that it is time for a bathroom remodel is what no one wants to see: mold.
According to Angie’s List, if the shower area (or other parts of the bathroom) is frequently molding, it’s time for some work. A bathroom might look beautiful, but even a minor mold problem that shows up in a home inspection report could make potential buyers reconsider.
Bleach will take out minor mold, but proper bathroom insulation will prevent it. If you have a bigger problem or suspect one, look into getting a professional who deals with mold testing and remediation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s publication, “A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home,” provides information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth.
Reach out to JK Cabinets & Design for Guidance
There are many additional signs that it is time for a bathroom remodel. And there are many questions to answer when attempting a bathroom remodel, which can be especially challenging due to space limitations. Advice or assistance from professionals could be in your favor for these reasons, whether you are looking for a full remodel or a facelift.
“Bathrooms are often the smallest area that calls for the best design techniques,” according to JK Cabinets. “By concentrating on space planning, we get the best use of space, everything flows property, and fits right into your design ideas.”