Bathroom remodels can be a lot like The Fast and the Furious franchise: easy to avoid thinking about until you’re actively spending money. That said, there’s never a wrong time to start thinking about the next steps for your home’s bathroom. After all, if you’re going to be spending time in the bath or shower, you want to make sure that it’s relaxing and energizing instead of cramped and stressful.
Whether you’re ready to move on a complete dream bathroom remodel or just want to stop hunching over in order to reach your sink, here are three signs that it’s time to think about making changes.
There’s Water Damage
Visible water damage is the single biggest reason to remodel your bathroom NOW. While you might be able to cope with a cramped layout, or wait out design trends in hopes that your outdated fixtures become vintage, ignoring water damage just means dealing with a larger problem later. When left unchecked, leaky pipes or stains in the ceiling can mold, which comes with an entirely new set of problems.
When in doubt, call for a bathroom consultation. The risks of letting water damage go neglected far outweigh the stress of having to schedule a remodel with a quick turnaround.
The Kids Moved Out
Having a designated bathroom for children can be a lifesaver, from potty training all the way through high school. Once the kids move away, however, having a kid-friendly bathroom can go from ‘charming’ to ‘limiting’ really fast. Beyond the risks of having to explain late-2000s Pokemon wallpaper to your houseguests, the smaller sinks and lower toilets can be a real bother.
If you’re looking to breathe some new life into a kid-friendly tub, why not opt for a bath-to-shower conversion? If the old kids’ bedrooms are being repurposed into home offices or workout rooms, consider going extra-fancy and spring for an extra-large soaking tub. When in doubt, you can always opt for some tasteful light fixtures, basin sink, and walk-in shower to convert into a neat little guest bathroom.
You’re Planning on Selling Soon
If you’re currently getting ready to list your house on the market, a bathroom remodel is an excellent way to improve your property values. The remodeling scope that gives you the greatest benefit can vary on a variety of factors, such as when you last updated your bathroom. If there are still fixtures (or stains) from the previous owners, then remodeling is sure to give you a neat return on your investment — especially in this housing market!
Upgrading your bathroom ahead of listing your house doesn’t always have to mean springing for extensive remodels. In fact, simply installing some new lighting and swapping out the sink can still give you an excellent return on your investment. Almost every prospective buyer is going to scope out the bath and kitchen before they commit to a sale, and tuning up your bathroom gives you a chance to turn a good impression into a great one!
If you’re going to be trusting a local bathroom remodeling company with your space, you want to make sure that you’re hiring the best. To that end, Build-a-Bath & Kitchen is the premiere bathroom and kitchen renovation company for Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Lakewood, Southeast Aurora, and Centennial. Whether you’re looking for a new kitchen, master bathroom, or tub to shower conversion, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today–your dream bathroom may be closer than you think.