There are a variety of reasons that people decide to remodel their bathrooms–from a need to incorporate new appliances for features, to increasing the space and function of their bathrooms. If you’re unsure of whether your bathroom could simply use a facelift or a needs a complete overhaul, check out our list of the top 10 reasons to remodel your bathroom.
Update The Aesthetic
Does your bathroom have dull, dingy tile, an outdated two-in-one shower and bathtub, or old design features? For dinged up cabinets and ugly-patterned tile, the logical fix is replacement. The most common reason that people update their bathrooms is to achieve a modern aesthetic and integrate their own style and preferences. Choose a bathroom design that fits your style and looks great in your home.
Cosmetic changes can go a long way in making your bathroom a more beautiful and relaxing space. If you have moved into a charming older home, part of that charm may include an older, outdated bathroom that is in desperate need of a remodel.
Add New Features
In addition to making a bathroom look better, a common reason that people choose to remodel is to add modern updates and features. By redesigning your bathroom, especially in an older home, you can include updates that didn’t exist when your current bathroom was built. New technologies such as heated floors or towel bars, a rainfall shower head, or even adding ventilation are all great features to incorporate into your bathroom remodel.
New features can make your bathroom seem new and add to your enjoyment of the space–like in the case of adding a new jacuzzi tub for greater relaxation or a double vanity for easier access and space when getting ready with your spouse.
Add Safety Features
Incorporate new safety measures for an aging relative, small child, those with disabilities, or even those that sustain temporary injuries that effect mobility. Safety bars, non-slip areas, more convenient heights for counters and toilets, walk in shower or tub with more space for seating are all important safety features to consider including in your remodeling project.
If your current bathroom has contributed to a dangerous slip and fall or poses risk for those that use it, it’s time for a change. Safety features don’t have to detract from your bathroom’s design or modern aesthetic either–there are many beautifully designed grab bars and shower seating options that can complement the rest of the bathroom’s design.
Increase Space & Storage
Fix a cramped layout, increase cabinet storage space for towels, toiletries, and create a better layout for your bathroom. Upgrade to a double sink or vanity. Enlarge your shower, add space for a separate bathtub, mud room or spa area, and more! With more available space, you can transform a half bath into a full bath or add more features a small guest or kids’ bathroom.
Increasing the space for your bathroom allows you get creative with its layout, utilize plenty of storage space, and accommodate your must-haves–such as a bathtub or double vanity. With more storage space for towels, toiletries, and appliances, you don’t have to worry about cramped hall closets and will additional space you never have to fight over who gets to use the mirror first.
Change The Floorplan
Many homeowners choose to remodel their bathrooms or implement a design change in order to alter the existing layout of the space to better serve their needs.
Changing the floorplan in your bathroom can help to fix an awkward layout, add in more features such as a separate bathtub, swap out your sink or toilet location, or remodel to plan for ease of access and more open space. Changing your bathroom’s current floorplan can also allow more space for an adjacent room or neighboring space such as a bedroom, hallway, or closet.
Fix Cosmetic Damage
Even if you have an updated bathroom, there may be cosmetic issues and damage that are detracting from its overall appearance. For issues that don’t necessarily need to be fixed, but would improve the aesthetic of your bathroom, consider investing in simple fixes that will improve the look and feel of the bathroom–such as new paint, updated granite or quartz countertops new tile, and new cabinets for better storage.
From hiring a plumber to inspect your current system to completely replacing the pipes and water setup in your bathroom, there is a huge benefit to remodeling to update your bathroom’s plumbing. Fixing your bathroom’s plumbing system ensures there are no leaks that can lead to water damage and mold or mildew, can fix the water pressure or bring in a new water heater, and reduces hard water buildup.
By fixing old plumbing and pipes, you can verify that the current system is up to code and properly maintained. Many water pressure and heating and cooling issues are relating to old or problematic plumbing, which can be fixed by hiring a reputable plumber, or even replacing the old system.
To prevent potential electrical wiring issues such as power outages, house fires, and other hazards, you may wish to remodel and update the electrical system in your bathroom. By hiring an electrician to inspect any old wiring and potential electrical hazards, you ensure a safe and functional bathroom.
Installing proper ventilation and fans reduces steam buildup and prevents mold and mildew damage to walls and floors. Another attractive feature of updating electrical wiring is installing gorgeous new lighting, more outlets, and other items such as heated floors or better temperature controls.
Whether you are looking to save time, energy, money, or all three, updating your bathroom to be more efficient is a great way to get the most out of the space and ensure its continued use for years to come. Adding more energy efficient appliances can help reduce your electrical and water bills and is better for the environment.
Some remodeling ideas include new faucets, shower heads, a toilet that uses less water per flush, and energy saving and brighter LED lighting which saves money in the long term and reduces the amount of energy used.
Investing in remodeling updates for your any of your bathrooms (whether a master bath, full, or half-bath) can add great value to your house, especially when you decide to place your home up for sale. Updates to your bathroom not only make the space look and feel better, they also increase the overall value of your home. From a few small cosmetic changes to a complete bathroom overhaul, any upgrade adds a few extra dollars to your home’s sell price and creates additional appeal for potential buyers.
Even if you don’t plant to sell your home, there is a lot to be gained by remodeling or redesigning your bathroom. From higher quality appliances and fixtures, to more energy efficient systems, to a turning a room you use multiple times a day into a relaxing space you can enjoy year-round, remodeling your bathroom is worth consideration.
One advantage of working with a company like KDC Fairfax is that rather than tackle the difficult aspects of remodeling yourself, we have experts on hand to guide you through the entire process with ease. Many homes in the northern Virginia area are older and require updates. If you are considering updating your bathroom, contact KDC Fairfax to get a free design remodeling quote today.