The bathroom is one of the most important parts of the house, believe it or not. In fact, did you know that an average person will spend nearly 1.5 years inside the bathroom in his whole lifetime? Given that much time, having a clean, comfortable and well-functioning bathroom should be the ideal. This is also one of the main reasons why people remodel it as often as they could.
But, the problem lies when most people don’t consider a bathroom remodel, not until it’s too late. Of course, just like everything else, bathroom fixtures don’t last forever. Here are some practical reasons why people remodel their bathrooms, and why you should too:
Many bathrooms are older and equipped with outdated plumbing. When pipes stop working correctly, it can cause very serious and costly repairs.
Remodeling your bathroom gives you a chance to replace outdated plumbing and add new, efficient plumbing. Since new plumbing is much less likely to fail, you won’t have to worry about costly repairs for a very long time.
Another top reason to remodel your bathroom is improved functionality. Older bathrooms don’t offer the same level of functionality. Significant advancements have been made in the plumbing industry. You can have high-tech toilets or sinks installed, and by installing the latest fixtures, you can dramatically improve the functionality of your bathroom.
Better Comfort and Efficiency
The average person doesn’t realize how inefficient their bathroom currently is. Your bathroom is considered inefficient if it is equipped with old and outdated fixtures and toilets. It can even cost you more money spent on utility bills without you knowing it.
Some of the newest toilets are made to be efficient, beautiful and affordable. A bathroom remodel is the perfect excuse to get rid of old fixtures and replace them with newer, comfortable and energy-efficient alternatives.
Increased Overall Space
Studies show that more space can make people happier. When you don’t have enough space in your bathroom, you can’t load it up with your favorite items and fixtures. And if you did, you feel nothing but cramped while you’re inside.
Bathroom remodeling can help you to create more space in your bathroom, without having to literally tear some windows down.
Improved Happiness and Reduced Stress
It is true that people usually depend their happiness with their environment. Imagine being stuck in a house where you can’t even find comfort inside the bathroom. If your bathroom is ugly and falling apart, it’s very likely that you don’t like it anymore, and it could become a source of unhappiness and stress. Smaller bathrooms can even cause you more stress because they make you feel overly restricted. For someone who suffers from claustrophobia, a trip to a small bathroom can quickly turn into a nightmare.
User Safety and Health
Most homeowners don’t realize that their bathroom could be slowly killing them—of course it varies to certain extent and case. Most commonly though, old, leaky pipes that are hidden behind walls, under flooring and beneath tubs puts a greater risk at your health and safety.
The water from a leaky pipe can cause mold to grow out of sight, which can have disastrous effects on your health, without you even knowing it until it’s too late. According to home inspectors and engineers, water is the number one enemy in maintaining a home.
By choosing to remodel your bathroom, you can make sure these issues aren’t negatively affecting your health and risking your safety.
Increased Home Value even with a small budget.
Many homeowners choose not to remodel their bathroom because they believe they cannot afford it. The truth is, it is possible. Remodeling your bathroom can even help you make more money in the future.
Did you know that remodeling the bathroom will have a much larger impact on your home’s value than remodeling a spare bedroom? It is because bathrooms are a top selling point for home buyers, and some can be very particular and choosy when it comes to the state and appearance of it. It can even be deal breakers. If you listed your house, expect that one of the first places they’ll look is the bathroom.
Most people want to have a luxurious bathroom, so you’ll do well to make your bathroom look as luxurious as possible. Two important components of bathroom remodeling are the removal of old plumbing and installation of new fixtures, and we can help you with all of it.