Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Why Remodel Your Bathroom?

10 Good Reasons to Remodel

Is it worth it to remodel a bathroom? We think so. Remodeling isn’t just about making repairs or updating the design so your home will sell better. Investing in the bathroom is investing in yourself literally and figuratively. There are many reasons why remodeling your bathroom is beneficial. Here are several.

1. Add a Bathroom

You can’t go wrong when you add a bathroom. Whether you install a powder bath in your main living area or create an en suite in an upstairs bedroom, it adds value now and into the future. Your family, guests, and potential buyers can definitely get behind additional bathrooms.

2. Expand a Bathroom

Small bathrooms have a charm all their own [link to small bathrooms post]. But that charm wears off when you find yourself doing battle for some functionality or trying to share space with your significant other. Enlarging a powder bath to a full or ¾ bath adds value to your home and a more workable solution for you now. 

3. Increase Accessibility

If you or a member of your family has special needs, bumping up the accessibility can be as simple as adding a few features like grip bars or lowering countertops. Or it can be a more involved project that transforms the entire bathroom into an oasis that anyone can use easily. Design features like zero-entry showers allow for full accessibility and yet, are a design that is on-trend, even in demand. 

4. Update the Design

If your bathroom is still sporting pink tile, gold fixtures, and other outdated design, you might need a little update. Retro design like pink tile may be on-trend, right now, but you’ll get more mileage (and potential buyer appreciation) if your design leans toward more neutral rather than eclectic.  Stick to neutral colors and classic materials and your bathroom will look great and maintain value for decades.

Luxury freestanding tub.

5. Update Functionality

If you and your significant other have been trying to share a sink or make do with a bathtub/shower combo it may be time for a functionality update. Take stock of your needs and design a bathroom around that. Go for the double vanity. Create a spa-like bathtub experience or skip it altogether and put in a spa shower.

6. Repair Plumbing

Have you ever watched the plumber cut holes in the wall to repair plumbing and wonder if while you’re at it you should just replace the whole vanity? Plumbing problems are often the catalyst for further projects. Or if you’re doing a cosmetic remodel, take the opportunity to invest in the little-seen but absolutely necessary inner workings of the bathroom too.

7. Save Water

If you have an older bathroom, consider adding some water saving features to your remodel. Most of your household’s water usage comes from the bathroom. Look for the WaterSense label to decrease your water consumption on faucets, showers, toilets, etc. 

8. Become More Energy Efficient

Another great behind-the-scenes update in the bathroom remodel is for its electrical components. Any investment in your electrical will pay you back multiple times over and increase the sustainability and value of your home.

9. Boost Resale Value

Is it worth it to remodel your bathroom? Smart improvements to your bathroom will give a boost to the value of your home. If you remodel the bathroom with potential buyers in mind, you’ll broaden your design appeal and the longevity of your bathroom and entire home. 

Luxury shower in gray stone bathroom.

10. Add Tech

Add a little luxury to your bathroom with some technology upgrades. We’re talking water heaters right at the faucet, toilets you can program, towel warmers, and more. Technology in the bathroom adds value and convenience that make everyday tasks easy and even enjoyable. It can also be healthy for you since it can decrease touchpoints and increase cleanliness. 

Why remodel your bathroom? We hope you found a few reasons to take the plunge. It’s an investment that gives back now and into the future. The next step is deciding how to begin. Learn more about the next steps for your bathroom remodel.

Next Steps for a Remodel