An outdated bathroom is more than a matter of aesthetics. In the remodeling industry, there are universal design elements that are no longer popular in bathrooms. Renovating these elements can not only increase the resale value of your home, but save you money in the long run.
Here Are Six Signs You May Have an Outdated Bathroom
High Water Bill
If you find yourself wondering how your family is using so much water, take a peek at the bathroom. Toilets have come a long way over the past decade. If you have a toilet that is over ten years old, more likely than not, it’s guzzling more water than it actually needs. A new toilet will help lower your water bill.
Mold, Mildew, Water Damage
Though there are several ways to prevent and remove mold, sometimes the problem goes far beneath the surface. If your mold is insistent and reoccurring, it may be time to replace leaking fixtures, install new tile, or invest in a bathroom exhaust fan.
Cracks and Chips
Though a nuisance at first, cracks and chips in the sink, tub, on the counter, or in the tiled floors can become a safety hazard if those sharp shards break free or come into contact with bare hands and feet. Sometimes these fixtures, such as a single tile, can be individually and easily replaced. Other times, if there are stains and water damage in addition to multiple chips and cracks, it may be time for a remodel.
Back in the 70’s, it was popular to have pastel bathroom fixtures, such as this pink bathtub. Today, most people prefer a neutral color scheme. If you’re planning to sell your home (or want an update for your personal preference) white, cream, beige, and taupe are all successful tones to use for permanent bathroom fixtures, such as sinks, tubs, and toilets.
Bathroom flooring has changed a lot over the years. Though carpet can work in the bathroom, most people find it unappealing and unhygienic since, if not maintained, molds, mildews, and other materials can accumulate deep in the carpet fibers. Increase your sanitation, and the resale value of your home by upgrading to new flooring.
Is it Time for a Remodel?
If your bathroom has one or more of these problems, it’s time for a remodel. Contact us today, and we’ll provide you with a free on-site consultation.