10 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom
The bathroom is probably, along with the kitchen, the room with the most fixtures that are used in a house. As a result, it is also the room that can suffer the most from wear and tear and become outdated. You might want to take a look at your bathroom to determine whether it is in need of a remodel.
To assist you in your decision, here are 10 reasons why you might want to undertake bathroom remodeling.
1. Give it a Facelift
As colors and fashions change, your bathroom starts to look more and more dated. In addition, fixtures age, plumbing starts to fail and odor builds up from worn-out fittings and even an old carpeted floor. Not only that, but the colors, the tiling, the toilet and even the fittings, such as the faucets, make it obvious that the bathroom has been around for decades. In addition, the chances are that you have become bored with the bathroom and would like to try something new to brighten you up at the start of the day.
Not only will the updated bathroom be clean and inviting, but a remodeled master bathroom also will spill over into the master bedroom and give it a new look and feel as well.
2. Solve Plumbing Problems
Plumbing issues develop over time in a bathroom and become progressively worse. It might start with a leaky tap. Soon you learn to live with it. Then water suddenly appears on the floor and you are unsure of its source. You mop it up and hope it will go away. Over time, more water leaks occur, in time causing the floor to rot. Tiles break, paint peels and the bathroom develops an odor. Rather than continuing to live with these problems, now might be the time to tackle bathroom remodeling and eliminate all those annoying little problems in one swoop with new plumbing that works efficiently.
3. Add Value to the Montgomery Home
A bathroom is usually one of the smallest rooms in a house, but it is also one of the most important. As a result, a remodeled bathroom adds more value to a house than remodeling most other rooms. Nothing puts a prospective home buyer off more than an old, unsafe or confined bathroom. For the same reason, nothing attracts a prospective buyer more than an up-to-date and clean bathroom.
4. Ensure Safety
Age brings with it hazards in the bathroom that younger people do not face. Such hazards also become apparent to those recovering from accidents or sports injuries as well as those recuperating from knee or hip replacement surgery. A bathroom remodel enables you to install safety features such as slip-resistant flooring, a walk-in shower, wider entrances and bars to hold on to when entering or leaving the shower.
5. Add a Bathroom
Older houses usually have only one bathroom. Today two bathrooms come standard in most homes and another three-quarter-size bathroom suitable for guests is becoming more and more in demand. By adding an additional bathroom, or a guest bathroom, you could bring your older home in line with today’s newer properties. Experts say that your Montgomery home’s value could increase by as much as 20 percent if you add a bathroom.
6. Improve Energy Efficiency
In remodeling, you can install several features that will cut your energy bill almost in half. Among them are fixtures aimed at saving water, low-flow toilets and underfloor heating. You might also consider installing windows that will help to avoid having to turn on the fan for long periods of time to prevent mirrors from fogging up, walls gathering moisture, and generally will provide more air to keep the bathroom well ventilated and clean.
7. Make the Bathroom More Functional
Life changes often bring with them fluctuating demands on the bathroom. The shower is sufficient until young children arrive and the need for a bath tub becomes apparent. Later, a soaking tub becomes desirable. As people age, however, the bath is no longer functional. Because it is difficult to get into and out of a tub, they use only the shower. Similarly, two sinks become a better alternative than a single small one.
8. Build a Personal Escape
A remodeled bathroom with warm, soothing colors, a soaking tub and soft lighting enables a busy person to escape and relax, away from the children or the demands of the working world, for a while. Similarly, an attractive and clean bathroom can help prepare someone for the working day.
9. Remove Mold and Mildew
Water leaks can cause floors to rot and mold to build up, not only on the walls but also on the floor, particularly in a bathroom that is not well ventilated. Often the mold and mildew cannot be seen and continue to build up over the years.
The presence of mold can cause complications for people with respiratory problems or who are allergic to mold and suffer a wide variety of symptoms when exposed to it for even short periods of time.
Removal of mold usually requires that the entire bathroom be remodeled. In severe cases, walls might have to be removed and rebuilt or floors removed and replaced.
10. Create a Bigger Bathroom
Older bathrooms were in almost all cases smaller than those of today. Enlarging a bathroom will not only make it more modern, but make it easier and more pleasant to use.
Another reason to enlarge a bathroom could be to add additional space for storage by expanding or redesigning an existing bathroom and adding cabinets.
Worth the Cost
Remodeling in your Montgomery home can be as simple as replacing a few fixtures to gutting the entire room and starting from scratch. Your budget will sometimes determine the amount you spend on remodeling, but in most cases even the most drastic remodeling is worth the cost as the impact on the value and attractiveness of the entire house will improve.
For quality services in your Montgomery, AL home, call Cole Plumbing, Inc. at (334) 408-2636.