Check for these signs to know when it’s time for a bathroom remodel.
Spend enough time in a home, and you realize there are things you would change if you could. One of the most frequent requests contractors see is for a bathroom remodel.
The bathroom is where you start and end your day. It’s where you can escape from the world, walking in with the day’s grime and walking out with the residue washed away. The amount of time spent inside the bathroom makes this a hotspot for ideas about improvement.
Have you ever wondered what to look for when considering a bathroom remodel? Read on to find out.
The stumbling blocks.
You’re interested in getting your bathroom renovated but have some reservations. Let’s take a second to discuss those first.
One of the major stumbling blocks to getting a bathroom remodel is the cost. Depending on what you have in mind, and the current state of your bathroom, it doesn’t have to cost tens of thousands of dollars! If you’re interested in getting a FREE estimate and are in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, call Revere Construction and Roofing (RCR) and we’ll be happy to provide guidance.
Generally, we also hear concerns about home disruption. What will life be like without your bathroom? Again, discuss with your local contractor to see how long you might be living without the bathroom. It might not be as long as you’d think.
Telltale signs it’s time for a bathroom remodel.
There are three aspects to consider that can illuminate whether your bathroom is ready for a remodel:
- Do you have mold issues?
- Are you preparing to sell?
- Do your fixtures leak, or are they old?
Let’s take a look at each of these in-depth.
Occasional mold issues are typical, but if areas of your bathroom are regularly turning black or green, consult a professional. Regular mold overgrown could be a sign of water damage and could be a symptom of a significant issue below the surface.
If you notice mold, try cleaning it with bleach. If the problem persists, get a professional to take a look at your bathroom insulation. Proper insulation prevents both mold and rot.
Preparing to sell
Modern, updated bathrooms fall firmly into the “plus” category for prospective buyers. It’s a significant home value source and could go a long way toward you receiving your asking price.
When preparing your bathroom to sell your house, take a look at the fixtures. Are the lights, cabinet, or mirror worn out or outdated? Replacing them could be an easy way to refresh the space.
New, updated hardware is a straightforward way to provide some new life to your bathroom. Think toilet paper holder, towel bar, and hand towel ring.
Along those lines, a fresh coat of paint could do wonders to make your bathroom look brighter and inviting.
Old Bathroom Fixtures
Old faucets, toilets, and showerheads are more likely to leak, which could lead to water damage. There’s a good chance that these leaks have left unsightly stains that will require removal.
If you have an older toilet, you could be using A LOT more water than necessary. There are new eco-friendly toilets on the market that can save you money on your water bill each month. The same logic goes for showerheads.
Check if your tub has visible cracks. If so, this is another potential cause of water damage. Remember, water damage can cost you a lot more than a bathroom remodel, so it’s best to get ahead of the curve and replace what’s necessary.
Worth the investment
If they do, remember that they don’t have to be cost-prohibitive, and your bathroom won’t be out of commission forever.
Contact RCR, or your local contractor, if you’re interested in finding out more. Don’t forget RCR offers FREE estimates!
These are the signs to look for when considering a bathroom remodel. Take a look and decide if these apply to you!