If you’re considering a home remodel, the bathroom is a great place to start. While a bathroom remodel is moderately expensive, your return on investment is substantial. In fact, the bathroom is one of the best rooms to remodel from a financial standpoint.
But how do you know it’s time to remodel your bathroom from a cosmetic standpoint? When is a bathroom considered outdated or unsafe? Here are a few telltale signs.
Humidity Issues Like Mold and Mildew
Bathrooms are notorious for mold and mildew, which are both linked to humidity. Because bathrooms are often small spaces with lots of running water, you may notice small black spots on your drywall, trim, or ceiling. If you were to break through the drywall or remove the trim, you’d likely find a much bigger problem, but even small amounts of mold and mildew are bad for your health.
Plumbing Issues Like Leaky Faucets
A single leaky faucet usually isn’t a big deal, but it can lead to bigger problems. Multiple plumbing issues are a sure sign that your plumbing fixtures are old and could use some updating. Likewise, if a single leak gets out of hand, you might notice other concerns, like rotting wood, high water bills, or even a damaged subfloor.
Decor Issues Like Outdated Paint or Fixtures
Cosmetic issues are often a sign it’s time to remodel your bathroom. Outdated paint colors, unsightly grout, and tarnished fixtures are some of the more common reasons why people decide to remodel. Of course, these problems aren’t huge safety concerns, but if you’re just sick of looking at the same old decor, a quick refresh may be just what you need. Even a fresh coat of paint can work wonders for a bathroom.
Convenience Issues Like Storage or Lighting
Believe it or not, storage and lighting are also common bathroom complaints. Older bathrooms often have a lack of storage options, and lighting is almost always an issue. Newer bathroom designs allow plenty of space for towels and toiletries, and you can even update your windows so there’s plenty of natural light, too. If your bathroom isn’t working for your family, it may be time for a change.
By the same token, accommodation issues are a true concern for many homeowners. If you have trouble getting in or out of your shower or using your toilet, a bathroom remodel can make the space more usable. You can install shower bars, walk-in showers, or toilets that are ADA compliant for easier use. Even counter heights and mirrors can be adjusted as needed.
Schedule a Quick, Affordable Bathroom Remodel
If you’re worried about the expense or time investment of a bathroom remodel, think again. Matrix Home Solutions specializes in fast, affordable bathroom remodels that take advantage of your existing space to make your bathroom match your lifestyle. We offer tub and shower replacements, mold-resistant products, and ADA compliance. Browse our photo gallery of successful bathroom remodels and schedule your free quote today!