If you find yourself thinking about whether it’s time to renovate your bathroom, it probably is. Besides being a decorative and relaxing area of the house, the bathroom is essential to your family’s comfort. You owe it to yourself to make sure that your bathroom fulfills all of your expectations and is structurally sound.
Besides the aesthetic of the bathroom, you’ll want to make sure that it’s safe. Neglecting some of the warning signs that a bathroom is beginning to fail structurally can result in injury, sickness, and costly repairs. Here are a few signs that it’s time to remodel your bathroom.
Wear and Tear
Water damage is a key consideration for renovating your bathroom. Be sure to examine your floor carefully for signs of rot or deterioration. If you begin smelling odors, this could indicate the presence of mildew, mold, and even corrosion. All of these things will mar the appearance of the bathroom and weaken structural stability. This could also cause bacteria to build up in the bathroom which could result in family member getting sick. Look for staining tiles or missing grout, this can indicate how much the floor is weakening and whether mold is present.
If your bathroom fixtures are leaking, consider renovations to completely eliminate the problem. While you could just have the leaks repaired, there’s a strong chance that water damage has already occurred. Leaky faucets and showerheads can also run up your water bill, so it’s best to replace them as soon as possible to avoid extraneous costs. If you need to replace these things, why not go ahead and renovate the entire bathroom. This way you can choose fixtures that complement the new design. Bear in mind that renovating your bathroom will also increase its value and visual appeal of the room to potential buyers should you decide to sell your home.
Not Enough Space
If you or your family find yourselves feeling cramped in the bathroom, this should be another consideration to remodel and/or renovate the space. Again, renovating your bathroom is your chance to gain an improved bathroom to accommodate your lifestyle.
You No Longer Enjoy Your Bathroom
Ask yourself if you’re bored with your bathroom. Is it starting to it look run down or faded? Or, perhaps there are specific features you’ve always wanted in a bathroom that you currently don’t have. If you’re not happy with your bathroom, renovation is the perfect opportunity to create the bathroom you’ve always wanted. A renovated bathroom will also be a unique addition that both you and your family will benefit from. There are many customization options for you to choose from. In addition to new fixtures and flooring, consider adding custom-build cabinets to complement the paint and overall design you’re hoping to achieve in the new renovations.