There are many excuses homeowners come up with to put off their bathroom remodeling one of them being wellnothing is too broken, so I suppose we dont need to remodel right now. Does that sound familiar? While that is very practical of you, were here to tell you it is ok to remodel before something goes too wrong. In fact, it is encouraged
Here are some reasons you should consider remodeling your bathroom now:
To avoid worse issues
Sometimes, seemingly small issues in your bathroom can lead to bigger problems. Does your bathroom get proper ventilation? If not, this is an update you should make sure to include. While a new updated fan may seem like a luxury vs. a necessity, proper ventilation can help stop the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria and while youre at it, keep it even more controlled by freshening the walls with mildew-resistant paint.
Cracks in your shower or flooring, while they may seem small, are also places where bacteria thrives, so if you find these in your bathroom, it may be time for an update. Have you found evidence of leaks? Dont neglect to monitor them even after youve fixed the issue. Leaks can be sneaky, and if not treated properly can create a mold infestation within the walls of your home.
To save money
Whens the last time you updated your toilets and faucets? Technological advancements have made it harder to waste so much water in the bathroom which means homeowners keep more money in their pockets due to lower bills. Installing a high efficiency toilet can save thousands of gallons of water in your home per year. If you have an outdated toilet, it can use anywhere from 3.5-7 gallons per flush (gpf), whereas new High Efficiency Toilets (HET) use 1.28 gpf or less. This update could save over 10,000 gallons of wasted water from one persons annual toilet usage based on an estimated 5 flushes per day.
To make money
Are you planning to sell your home in the future? The 2014 Cost vs. Value report shows the cost recouped nationally on midrange and upscale bathroom remodels and additions is up again for the second year in a row since the economic downturn. If your bathrooms are outdated, buyers may look at that as a liability, whereas an updated bathroom may give them the wow-factor they need to put forth your asking price.
To find relaxation
Why not just remodel because you deserve it? Sure, its easy to tell yourself it isnt necessary, but in reality, your bathroom is usually one of the first things you see in the morning and the last things you see at night why not make it inviting? Create a relaxing space where you can clear your head, a healthy environment where you can refresh, a well-lit space where you can get ready, and an organized space with the storage you need.