6 Signs You May be Due for a Bathroom Remodel

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The bathroom; you spend time in there every day and as such, it should be a space you love. But bathrooms don’t always get the attention they deserve. Your bathroom should be a place of comfort, the perfect environment for getting ready efficiently during a hectic morning, or a relaxing soak after a long day. Years of traffic can take a toll on your bathroom, sanity, and budget — but you don’t have to let it get to that point!

If your bathroom constantly leaves you feeling dissatisfied and you find yourself complaining about its shortcomings, you might want to consider a remodel. Sometimes, small upgrades or changes can make a world of difference but in other cases, you may need a complete makeover. There are tell-tale signs that bathroom remodeling is in your future. We’ve shared some of the most obvious signs you need a bathroom remodel:

There are Plumbing Issues

Plumbing is the “glue” that keeps everything running smoothly in the bathroom. And when it starts losing its holding power, you’re met with the overwhelming smell of mildew. Water can be particularly troublesome if it leaks, drips, or creates moldy buildup. Smells that don’t disappear after a deep clean should tell you something. It is also important to keep in mind that not all leaks are visible. Leaks can be hidden inside floors and walls, damaging them from the inside out.

When the plumbing is on its last leg, everything goes bad. If your plumbing is giving out, that is a sign that you need a bathroom remodel. To avoid major flooding and electrical issues, you must ensure your plumbing is in perfect shape and you have appropriate ventilation. The bonus? Updating these things can also provide the opportunity to update the look of your bathroom, too!

The Layout Isn’t Functional

When you’re dealing with a poorly designed bathroom, you definitely know how inconvenient it can be. The most used features should be placed in the easiest to reach places. Also, it’s recommended that features are placed up against walls to allow for the most space possible. A great design can make a small bathroom feel spacious, improve flow and aesthetics. If you can no longer live with your poorly planned bathroom, don’t. An experienced designer can create the perfect layout for any sized or shaped bathroom.

You Don’t Have Enough Storage Space

If your bathroom does not have enough storage space to store the necessities, you might be ready for a remodel. Stop buying a collection of caddies, or stacking your towels on the back of the toilet. A bathroom remodel can be the key to adding plenty of creative storage solutions without taking up space. When everything is in its proper place, you’ll have an easier time navigating, no matter how small your bathroom space is. You’ll have room to breathe, and it will ultimately make your bathroom look and feel more luxurious!

Poor Lighting

Great lighting is everything in a bathroom. If the lighting is so dim you can barely see yourself in the mirror or so bright in the morning that it blinds you, then it’s probably time for a remodel.

Don’t put all your focus in more decorative elements and neglect lighting during your bathroom makeover. Sometimes it’s the fixture itself or the placement of the fixture that makes the difference. Perhaps you need to ensure your light bar extends over your mirrors, or the light is brought down to eye level. We also recommend adding a dimmer switch so you can choose the level of brightness. A perfectly lit room can boost self-confidence and make an astounding difference.

It’s Outdated

If there is one clear sign that your bathroom remodel is well overdue for an upgrade, it is if you walk into your wallpaper covered bathroom thinking you’ve traveled to decades past. The décor sets the mood of the bathroom and it is inevitable that over time you need to update the look.

It could be that trends have changed or your tastes have evolved. Either way, your bathroom décor and color scheme are a reflection of your style. So, whether you just moved into a new house or just want to revamp the look, take time to think about these two elements; there’s no need to rush to commit to something you may end up disliking. Faucets, towel holders, cabinets, and mirrors are just part of the bathroom ambiance. A professional bathroom designer will help you choose appliances, fixtures, paint colors and more to suit your tastes.

Increase the Value of Your Property

Bathrooms are an important selling point when putting your home on the market. You may not mind your “vintage” master bathroom, but when you put your space on the market, buyers will notice. It could be the make or break factor for some otherwise serious shoppers.

If your master bathroom looks worn down and in dire need of a remodel, you might find it harder to sell. A bathroom can significantly increase your home’s value. A fancy new space can add just the right touch to spur potential buyers to action.

Tackling a renovation project doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming. With a vision, predetermined budget, and the right team of remodeling experts, it can be an exciting investment. Remodels can range from a simple makeover or redesign to structural renovations, updating plumbing, and everything in between. Schedule a free initial in-house design consultation with Kingswood Designs and we’ll walk you through your project.