The hardest working rooms in our homes are often the bathroom and the kitchen. We spend hundreds of hours in these functional spaces over the course of a lifetime, yet it seems like the kitchen is often the first room to be remodeled. Bathrooms tend to go by the wayside, even with all the advice from real estate professionals that great bathrooms often contribute thousands of extra dollars to your home’s equity.
6 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Bathroom
But how do you know when it’s time to update your bathroom? What signs can you look for if you’re on the fence about your remodel or update? And if you’ve updated it in the past, how often should you update your bathroom? Here are our best answers.
Update your bathroom when it’s too small
If you’re sharing a bathroom with your partner or kids, or if you find it cramped, it’s time to update your bathroom. A new floorplan and extra square footage can make a world of difference in how you experience your morning routine (or even in how you get along with your loved ones!).
This type of bathroom update is especially crucial if the rest of your home is spacious and you want to add to your home’s value. A tiny bathroom in an otherwise large home can be a big turn off for potential buyers.
Update your bathroom when the finishes don’t match the rest of your home
If your bathroom is outdated and you’ve already updated the rest of your home, it’s time to upgrade your bathroom. There’s of course nothing wrong with mixing styles in your home, but if you’ve invested some money in bringing your master bedroom into 2019 and your en suite bathroom is still stuck in the 80s, a bathroom upgrade is in order.
Update your bathroom when you’re thinking of selling
If it’s been more than a decade since your last bathroom upgrade, or you’ve never updated it at all, plan to remodel before you sell. Your investment could literally mean thousands of dollars of return on your investment. Kitchens and bathrooms ultimately sell homes, so make yours one where it’s easy for a buyer to say “yes!”
Update your bathroom when you need more storage
Perhaps you like the footprint and size of your bathroom but have no place for extra towels, toiletries, makeup or styling tools. This situation is where a bathroom upgrade can literally give you minutes back in your day and provide a greater sense of ease and relaxation in your bathroom space. Plus, a great design-build firm can provide truly clever solutions to fit every last one of your storage needs, big or small.
Update your bathroom when it’s damaged, has old technology/mechanicals or is not energy efficient
Sure that old clawfoot tub is charming and the vintage light fixtures work just fine, but is your bathroom an energy drain in a way the rest of your house isn’t? Or maybe you’re grin-and-bearing your way through cracked tiles, faulty caulking or a leaky sink. And let’s not even talk about fiberboard cabinets that puff and swell in the constant humidity of a bathroom.
You can still keep some of the more charming fixtures in your bathroom and make them work better for you. Re-wiring old fixtures or replacing leaky pipes and faucets can literally save you hundreds on your bills every year, not to mention it makes your bathroom a safer place to be.
Update your bathroom when the layout isn’t functional
Sometimes bathrooms have the right square footage but suffer from a layout that is less than ideal. An efficient bathroom layout can mean the difference between adding your dream spa tub and feeling cramped in a stand up shower. If your bathroom suffers from a poor layout design, it’s time for a bathroom update.
While these are some of the main reasons clients decide to update their bathrooms, you can also always update to simply introduce a new vibe or spa-like feel into your bathroom. This kind of bathroom update tends to be one of the most fun, with clients dreaming up beautiful and relaxing spaces that include soaker tubs, plants, his and hers sinks, clever storage and maybe even a TV or a fireplace. When you work with reputable design-build firm, you can bring your dream bathroom to life with as little interruption to your daily routine as possible.
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