There are many reasons for deciding to remodel your bathroom. You may simply want a new look or want to upgrade your bathroom elements. However, while aesthetic reasons are usually what inspire people to make changes, there are also practical reasons it may be time for a bath remodel.
(1) Your plumbing is questionable
Do you know what problems are lurking beneath the floors or behind the walls of your bathroom? If your home is older and the plumbing is the original that was installed when your home was built, it may only be a matter of time before hidden water leaks begin to emerge. Remodeling your bathroom now gives you a chance to address any hidden issues and can prevent a plumbing emergency later.
(2) Your toilet and shower are not energy efficient
Today's toilets and showers are going green, which can keep money in your pocket by lowering water usage and energy output. Replacing old shower heads and toilets with low-flow models can cut your energy costs, and you will feel good knowing you are doing your part to keep the planet green.
(3) Your bathroom smells musty
What does your bathroom smell like? It can be easy to brush off musty bathroom smells as normal because bathrooms harbor moisture. However, a consistent musty odor can be a warning sign of leaks around shower stalls or baths, which can be remedied by a bathroom remodel.
(4) It does not meet your tech or electrical needs
It is not uncommon for older bathrooms to have limited storage and few electrical outlets. Many were constructed before the rise of technology, which brought with it a need for increased outlets to support all the tech and grooming gadgets that are common today. Remodeling will result in a bathroom that is up to the task of supporting multiple tech gadgets to keep every member of your family happy.
(5) Your family size has changed
That small bathroom with a single sink may have worked well when you lived alone, but not so much if you now have a partner in your life. If your family size has changed, you may need to update your bathroom to accommodate your current needs. Likewise, if you family size has decreased, it may be a great time to install a luxury tub or turn your bathroom into a relaxing spa experience.
Whether you choose to remodel your bathroom purely for aesthetic reasons or practical purposes, giving your bathroom a makeover is a wise decision. Not only can it increase the overall value of your home, but it can also save you money on energy and water bills.