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Escape the Break and Repair Cycle: Renovate Your Bathroom
How many times on average do you walk into your bathroom each day? In addition to using the toilet, you probably shower or bathe daily, use the mirror to get ready, and wash your hands multiple times.
What does that add up to?
At least 8 times a day, and if you’ve got kids running around it’s likely in excess of 15 times each and every day!
High-Usage = High-Breakage
All that time spent in a space with multiple functions makes it easy for issues to arise. Sometimes, those issues come overnight (like a major leak) and sometimes they’re little annoyances that slowly creep up (think mold or daily wear and tear).
Regardless of the size of the problem, when you’re using the bathroom multiple times a day, it can start to feel like a huge problem pretty quickly.
Time for a renovation? You guessed it!
A Bathroom Renovation Can Solve Your Problems
Regardless of the issue, a bathroom renovation can solve many problems, including:
- Difficult to clean spaces
- Inefficient water and energy usage
- Safety issues
- Cosmetic issues
Let’s dig in and break down how remodeling your bathroom can deal with these problems!
Emergencies: Leaks, Breaks, and More
Is this the first thing that comes to mind? In a worst-case scenario, you will need to remodel when something breaks in your bathroom.
If at first your toilet is overflowing, or your sink was left on by one of your kids in your bathroom, call a plumber. But if it keeps happening, it’s time for an overhaul.
Old or damaged pipes and fixtures can be a late sign that it’s time for an upgrade.
Renovations are necessary to have the facilities you need and prevent damage to walls and floors.
Bathrooms see a lot of moisture between all the showers, baths, handwashing, and flushing that goes on. Where there’s that amount of moisture, there’s a high chance of mold.
If your bathroom doesn’t have good ventilation and drainage, that mold is going to come and build up over time.
The best case scenario with mold is simply that it looks gross on your walls and in the corners of your fixtures. However, the worst-case scenario creates sinister health effects, including:
- Skin irritation
- Itchy, red eyes
- Tight feeling in the chest
No, thank you!
Adults may not notice these effects right away, or may never feel them at all. However, children have been known to be especially susceptible to mold.
Bathroom Innovations That Keep Your Family Safe
Fortunately, there are many bathroom innovations that can keep you from having these health problems. This includes mold-resistant surfaces, fixing ventilation and drainage issues, and installing fixtures without gaps so mold doesn’t sneak in unseen.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns us that indoor humidity levels should be kept below 60%. Ideally, a 30%-50% humidity level inside your house will prevent any chance of mold growth.
These new innovations can help do that.
If you have unwelcome mold growing in your spaces, it might be time to remodel.
(At Five Star Bath Solutions, we have guaranteed waterproof and mold-resistant products that can help you avoid coming across this problem ever again! Check out this video testimonial to see just how it works.
Have you ever scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed something in your bathroom… without managing to get it clean? All materials are not created equal, and some surfaces in your bathroom are prone to holding on to stains.
That’s when you break out harsh chemical cleaners, right?
You may not be able to breathe. You have to remember to wash thoroughly after coming in contact with it. But, it’ll finally get rid of the stains. So, it’s worth it, right?
You don’t have to live this way!
New Technology Makes Cleaning Easier
There are new fixtures that hold up well to daily wear and tear, as well as installation techniques that can prevent problem spots. New technology available removes the need for hours of scrubbing.
The new products are full panels and are installed without grout. They go from floor-to-ceiling in one piece on all sides. Meaning, there’s no cracks to worry about and no place for mold to grow.
Bathrooms are where we clean ourselves. So, it’s only natural that we want to make sure they stay clean, too!
That doesn’t mean, however, that it has to be hard to clean.
Inefficient Water and Energy Usage
Technology to save water and energy is changing and improving all the time. Your bathroom from a decade or two ago will not be up-to-date with current trends and technology.
It may be time to ditch outdated showerheads and faucets and install some environmentally friendly technology.
Feeling great about how energy and water is used in your bathroom is two-fold—you can feel virtuous about helping the environment while saving money, too. It’s a win-win scenario.
The times are changing, and you might be too. Whether you’re less steady on your feet than you used to be or you have an aging family member moving in with you, your bathroom might not be ideal for someone with mobility challenges.
You don’t want to worry about yourself or a loved one falling or struggling to navigate a less-than-ideal space.
You can increase accessibility through renovation by:
- Adding safety bars near the toilet, shower, and bath
- Installing shower chairs
- Widening spaces to accommodate a wheelchair
- Applying slip-resistant floor mats
- Replacing current bathing area with a walk-in tub or low-threshold shower
It’s not shallow to want your bathroom to be a beautiful space!
If you walk in there multiple times a day and find yourself thinking, “Ugh,” it’s time for a change. The average person spends over 2 years of their lives in the bathroom. If it’s an eyesore, you might find yourself feeling irritable and bummed out by your drab surroundings.
Bathrooms are a great place to get creative and plan a room that you love the look of! So, if your current situation isn’t doing it for you, it might be time to look into a remodel!
Let Five Star Bath Solutions Help with Your Bathroom Renovation
Bathrooms are a high-traffic space that handle a lot of functions. If yours isn’t quite working out, you don’t have to just grit your teeth and deal with it. These issues can be solved by a remodel.
At Five Star Bath Solutions, we make it easy and efficient to recreate the right bathroom for your needs. (We can have your bathroom done in just 1-2 days!) Get in touch with us today at (855) 970-BATH or check out fivestarbathsolutions.com to learn more!