Although it’s an absolute necessity for civilized living, most homeowners take their bathrooms for granted. A bathroom renovation can not only change its appearance, but it can also make life safer and more pleasant. If you’re not sure you’re ready to revamp your bathroom, there are questions you can ask that will make your decision easier.
Do you Like Your Bathroom?
When you walk into your bathroom, does it make you feel good? Or has it been something that you subconsciously ignore- doing what has to be done and getting out? If you take a moment and look, will you like what you see? If you notice things like deteriorating grout, a dull, chipped tub, or missing from an outdated floor, think about what a bathroom renovation can do.
Is Your Bathroom Safe?
Is the condition of your bathroom bad enough that you need to worry about safety issues? Are missing tiles in the shower allowing water into the walls? Do you have an old heavy glass shower door that is not shatterproof? Are the temperature controls difficult to manipulate? Remodeling in a bathroom can be customized for the elderly, for the very young, or simply for a conscientious homeowner who wants to create the ideal space.
Are you selling your house?
If you are selling your home, you should be aware that up to date bathroom can boost its value. Usually, kitchens and bathrooms get the most attention from prospective buyers. An expertly designed bathroom with the latest comfort features can sometimes be enough to sway a buyer.
How Dated is your Bathroom Design?
Was your bathroom outdated when you moved into your home? Is it the space you’ve always wanted to change, but the task that keeps getting moved down on your to-do list? Maybe the fact that all of the fixtures are in working order has been the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” excuse. A modernizing bathroom renovation can change your bathroom into something everyone will notice.
Is your Bathroom Changing with the Needs of your Family?
A bathroom that has been designed to fit the needs of a senior is not the same as a bathroom that has been designed to fit the needs of a toddler. A large bathtub may be great with little ones in the house, but a walk-in tub with safety bars will be better for an older individual. Make sure your design encompasses the needs of your family.
Asking these questions and more will help you decide if it is time for a bathroom renovation. Perhaps the most obvious question would be what brought the idea of a remodeling to mind in the first place. If you had concerns and doubts about your bathroom, your question might have already been answered.