Are you tired of your drab, boring bathroom? Are you unhappy with the functionality of your dated bathtub or lack of safety features? It might be time for a bathroom remodel, but how do you know for sure?
A bathroom remodel is an investment and several indicators can help you figure out if a new bathroom is in your immediate or more distant future.
Here are 5 signs that it might be time to call in the professionals and get started on your bathroom remodel.
Your family’s needs have changed
As our lives change, so do the spaces we need and use daily. While bathrooms don’t always come up on top of “must fix” lists, updates can serve an important purpose by helping us adjust to different lifestyles.
For example, if you’ve expanded your family, it may make sense for you to switch from a shower to a bathtub. Or even better, a bath/shower combo, that can serve the needs of children as they grow from toddlers to teenagers.
Aging also brings a lot of changes to your home. Some things that may help aging adults in the house are more accessible bathrooms and safer showers. If you’re concerned about falls, then make sure there’s a grab bar inside for support. Provide easy accessibility that will ensure a shower can be safely used for years to come.
And for those in a wheelchair, there are even more considerations to take into account. There will need to be enough space for the chair to maneuver. And modifications may need to be made to sinks and storage areas to make sure they are accessible.
Finding a contractor with experience in these areas will ensure that your bathroom remodel will serve all your needs.
You’re struggling to find more storage space
When you’re living in a small space, storage is always an issue. There are just so many things that need storing – towels, toiletries and not to mention, all the cleaning supplies! Many people have to resort to storing these items in other areas outside of their bathroom, causing huge headaches when you need to get something in a hurry.
And when you throw kids into the mix, it creates even more stress because you have to make sure they have easy, reachable access to the things they need, but keep things like medications far, far out of reach.
One of the best things about remodeling a small bathroom is that you get to address the storage issue. Make sure your contractor has experience with creative storage solutions in small spaces!
You’re just plain bored with your bathroom
We feel like we always need a “legitimate” reason to make a big change. But there’s no need to keep a bathroom that you don’t like, even if the only problem with it is that you no longer enjoy being in there. That’s more than enough of a reason to change things up!
We’ve all learned how important it is to love your home and do everything you can to make it a space where you can relax and feel proud of where you live.
So do you want two sinks instead of one? Do you want a nicer tub or a larger shower? Are the old linoleum tiles bumming you out? Change it! Invest in that good feeling that an updated space can bring.
You’ve already remodeled other spaces in your home
If you’ve spent the time, energy, and money to make updates to other parts of your home, then it’s possible that your bathroom just doesn’t “fit” anymore. Maybe you used to like your bathroom, but as you made changes to other rooms, that old bathroom is looking more and more out-of-place.
You don’t have to go all out with your bathroom makeover, but it is a great time for some adjustments. Think about what you like best in the rest of your home and use that as inspiration to upgrade the look of your bathroom space.
Your bathroom needs a modern upgrade
Even if the aesthetic of your bathroom doesn’t bother you, there are still upgrades that could be worth the investment, especially if you live in an older home. Your sinks may be leaking or rusting, and your pipes may need to be replaced to bring things up to modern standards.
Many people like that old charm when it comes to things such as clawfoot tubs, but if you want more bang for your buck (and less hassle), why not consider updating some of those heirloom features in favor of ones that are easier to clean and help conserve water too?
So, is it time for a bathroom remodel?
If any of the above resonates with you, don’t hesitate to give your local experts at Bathworks a call to talk about the possibilities for your bathroom. You can upgrade all of those old and outdated fixtures, having better accessibility for everyone in the family, and finally, have all of that storage you’ve always wanted or needed!
A great bathroom remodeler will bring your vision to life. The expert team at Bathworks loves helping homeowners turn old bathrooms into beautiful, functional spaces that serve their families better, and help with resale value. Contact us today for a free consultation!