Despite being one of the most important rooms of a house or hotel, bathrooms are probably one of the few areas that are neglected when it comes to regular renovations and updating.
Many would think that since the bathroom is not used as frequent as the bedroom or the living room, its deterioration is much slower than the others used more frequently. The truth is, this is wrong. Years of constant use and wear can take a toll on your bathroom, your budget, and even your sanity. Don’t let it get to that point.
Aside from being one of the dirtiest areas of the property, it is also one that needs regular check ups and tweaks every once in a while.
How would you know if it’s time to do some renovation? Here are some of the telltale signs you must look for and not ignore. If you start to notice these clues, this is the right time to start planning your bathroom renovation.
Stains, cracked tiles, peeling paint and missing grout.
These are the most visible signs that you need to start thinking about renovation ASAP. Although these signs are seemingly minor, these can lead to—or be signs of early onset water leakage, mold and mildew formation. Sometimes, it can possibly mean corrosion or more sever structural damage.
Leaky faucets or toilet pipes
This is something to remember: not all water leaks are visible. Most of the time, it starts behind walls, leaving your surprised when it finally shows up. It can also be the cause of the unexplained high water bills.
When you hear water dripping from nowhere, it’s definitely time for a bathroom renovation.
Lingering odors and heavy humidity
Have you noticed that odd smell that won’t go away no matter how much you clean your bathroom? It may be a sign that you need to have some repairs to be done.
Sometimes, the temperature inside your bathroom can be a nudge too. If the room feels like a sauna whenever you use it, it can mean that something is not functioning properly, like the exhaust fan.
(Mild) Cases of Mold
Even if it’s just one spot, molds can easily spread and should be taken care of immediately upon discovery. The development of molds is normal in bathrooms, especially when areas and surfaces remain moist for a long period of time (read: water leakage).
You’re not satisfied.
What if you decided to check for these signs but you find nothing? Is it not time for a renovation? No, of course not. If you are not pleased with the overall appearance and ‘feel’ of the room, you can always try to tweak some things and aspects of it. Just make sure you wont make any further damage.
Outdated wallpapers, paints and decorations can easily be replaced through a minor bathroom renovation. Owners can also always install new shelves, cabinets and additional spaces whenever the room feels cramped and inefficient.
Ignoring such warning signs compounds the problems and can prove very costly to repair later. Delaying the needed repairs and actions can just cause more problems and damages, increasing the expenses for the renovation.
Bathrooms ought to be clean, fresh, and attractive spaces. It should bring you comfort. If it doesn’t, it’s time for some changes.