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Make Your Bathroom a Retreat: 10 Reasons for a Remodel
If I were to ask you to think about your favorite place in your home, which room comes to mind?
Do you think of your cozy bedroom or sunlight-filled kitchen? The bathroom may not pop into your head right away, but we actually spend a significant portion of our lives there—over 750 days of the average life!
Clearly, you want such a significant room to not only be functional, but also:
- Energy Efficient
It should be a palace fit for a king/queen. Many bathrooms just do not fit the bill.
Top 10 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom
There are many reasons why a bathroom remodel might be the right choice for your home. Here are the 10 most common we hear time and again at Five Star Bath Solutions!
1. Remove Bacteria, Mold, and Mildew
Our bathrooms are where we go to get fresh and clean, so it’s only logical to keep them fresh and clean as well.
However, in a space with high moisture levels, it’s easy to unintentionally create places for unhealthy guests to thrive—bacteria, mold, and mildew.
According to a recent study, nearly 70% of homes have some form of mold. Odds are, this wasn’t intentionally grown. However, following excessive moisture it only takes 24-48 hours for mold to form. Thus, the ease of creating mold.
Despite its commonality, it can cause health problems for you and your family. Common symptoms include:
- Severe breathing problems
Discovering mold is a frequent trigger point for homeowners to finally take the leap and create their dream bathroom they’ve been planning for years.
When you have to remodel anyways, you might as well take advantage of the situation.
2. Fix Leaks and Plumbing
There are a lot of pipes involved in your average bathroom and those pipes are subject to wear and tear. This process is often sped up due to poor installation techniques and materials.
Nobody wants to walk into their bathroom only to step on a puddle of questionable water!
If you have leaky pipes, call a plumber first and attempt to restore what you already have. That will save you loads of money compared to a potential remodel. However, if the same problem keeps happening, or your plumbing system is old and continually bursting, remodeling is the answer for you.
Fixing these problems is a top reason homeowners decide to remodel a bathroom.
There’s no living with leaky plumbing—and these problems can quickly cause damage to other parts of your home too.
Act quickly before water damage sets in and bigger issues arise.
3. Replace Current Damages
When you spend over two years of your life in a bathroom, it’s understandable for there to be a little everyday wear and tear:
- Chipped Bathroom Fixtures
- Broken Lights
- That drawer that constantly sticks (you know the one!)
Many people remodel to spruce up the place and bring it back to its former glory.
Whatever it is, these common usage effects drive people to remodel and rejuvenate their overall space in general.
4. Add Safety and Accessibility Features
Bathrooms can be hard to navigate when users have mobility challenges. Between slippery surfaces and small spaces, a bathroom might feel like an obstacle course.
In fact, according to the CDC, nearly 235,000 people over the age of 15 are injured each year in bathroom accidents.
When homeowners need to provide for a family member who requires extra support—or their own changing abilities—adding safety and accessibility features can change their livelihood.
Available options for safety and accessibility features:
- Safety Bars
- Non-slip Surfaces
- Shower Chairs
- Wider Spaces
- Walk-In Tubs
- Low Threshold Showers
The bathroom can be a safe haven for anyone who would need to use it!
5. Increase Home Value
Did you know that the kitchen and bathrooms are the two main areas that determine if a buyer wants the house?
Having a beautiful, functional bathroom space is a must when selling a home.
Many homeowners who are preparing to sell choose to renovate their bathrooms. Not only does this drive up the value of the home, but it will make it more marketable. It will sell faster and you’ll get more money out of it than before the renovation.
The typical return on investment for a bathroom is anywhere from 60%-85%. You can expect to see that reflected in the value of the home once it's sold.
6. Remove Outdated Tubs and Tile
Styles change, and fortunately bathrooms can, too!
Whether the tubs and tile are cracked, harboring mold, or just plain outdated, many renovators start here first when they’re looking to freshen up their bathrooms.
Homeowners are even choosing to forgo their tubs completely, opting instead for a walk-in shower—which can make for a 40% increase in your showering space!
7. Add to Aesthetics
Peruse any home improvement Pinterest board and it’s easy to quickly have hundreds of ideas on how to design a bathroom.
- Paint a bathroom all black and add gold fixtures
- Add a gallery wall
- Install crown molding
- Put up vibrant wallpaper
Regardless of what you do, there are a few styles that have proven to stand the test of time.
The traditional design style has been used for centuries and is still around as one of the most popular choices for bathroom renovation.
It looks and feels very luxurious, while allowing you to add in many personal touches to make the bathroom your own.
Traditional styles generally have:
- Curved lines and soft edges
- Extensive stonework
- Classic color combinations (beige + espresso; light gray + charcoal; etc.)
- Stand alone vanities
Open and simple. The core values of a modern style keep it minimalistic to prevent a cluttered feel. It’s meant to be a quieter design that calms the mind.
Modern styles have:
- Straight lines and clean edges
- Natural stone and woodwork
- Geometric decor
- Floating vanities
The contemporary style is always adapting to current trends and the newest technology. Right now, it’s a lot of natural lighting with open spaces and energy efficient fixtures.
There’s no guarantee these trends will stick, but the contemporary style is often the most functional design for our day and age.
Contemporary styles currently have:
- Natural lighting
- State-of-the-art fixtures
- Smooth glass
Whatever you choose and wherever your inspiration comes from, the options for changing up a standard space are endless!
8. Save Water, Energy, and Money
There are new innovations to conserve water and energy coming out all the time:
- Water-saving Showerheads
- Water-saving Faucets
- Energy-Efficient Bulbs
- Dual Flush Toilets
Switching just the showerhead and toilet will save an average water amount of 127% each month they’re in use.
Many homeowners want to take full advantage of the best new technology to improve their bathrooms. It’s a great long-term investment to protect the environment and your bank account.
9. Install Upgrades and New Fixtures
When the time comes to buy a new home, buyers will sometimes settle for a generic-looking bathroom for affordability or availability’s sake.
Once time and money allow for it, it’s time to choose fixtures and upgrades that reflect homeowners’ personalities and priorities.
10. Create a Personalized Escape with a Bathroom You Love
Our bathrooms are places where we can sneak away for a few moments—to collect ourselves, freshen up, or just plain take a break!
Your bathroom can be a place where you feel comfortable and refreshed. An escape that is:
- And tailored to fit exactly what YOU need.
Many homeowners begin a remodel with this goal in mind because there’s no replacement for a bathroom you love!
Five Star Bath Solutions Is the Solution for You
Five Star Bath Solutions recognizes the importance of designing a bathroom you love—one where you can feel relaxed without sacrificing cleanliness and function.
From our top-of-the-line products to our efficient installation techniques, we are here to make your space work for you.
Interested in working with Five Star Bath Solutions? Call us at (855) 970-BATH or check out fivestarbathsolutions.com to learn more!