Remodeling the bathroom is one of the first big renovation projects homeowners consider when looking to upgrade their home. Here are 5 reasons to remodel your bathroom.
Bathroom is in Need of Repair, Upgrade or Both
The door on the medicine cabinet has been broken for months, there are a few loose tiles in the tub surround and now it looks like the shower valve is leaking. These issues run the risk of allowing water and moisture to absorb into the walls or floor, potentially turning to mold. Minor repairs in the bathroom can add up to become a big job. It might be a good time to consider a complete bathroom renovation. Besides, it’s about time you swapped out that lavender purple toilet for something a little more up-to-date.
Increase Property Value
Updating your bathroom will increase the value of your home. Bathroom remodels have a high return on investment. Data from Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report for 2014 estimates you can recoup over 72 percent of your bathroom remodeling costs should you decide to sell. Whether you’re replacing everything in your bathroom and giving it a complete overhaul or just upgrading a few key features or fixtures, renovating your bathroom will increase your property value.
Prepare your Home for Sale
The kitchen and the bathroom are the first two rooms a potential home buyer will check out when viewing your home for purchase. They want to see a bathroom that is updated, aesthetically appealing and completely functional. If they see that they will have to do major repairs, replace fixtures or even complete a bathroom remodel themselves they will likely choose the next home on their list that is more move-in ready.
Plus, we already know that bathroom renovations have a high return on investment, so when a buyer is interested you know you can recoup much of your costs.
Increase Home Efficiency
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Sense research, if all households in the US installed water-efficient fixtures and appliances the country would save more than 3 trillion gallons of water and more that $18 billion dollars per year. The population is much smaller in Canada and so is the water use, but these numbers give a good representation of water waste in North America.
Replacing your bathroom fixtures with low-flow products will help you conserve water and save energy without compromising performance. By installing low-flow dual flush toilet, ultra-low-flow shower head and high-efficiency faucets you can drastically cut your water use, utility bill and help the environment too. The best part is that you will still get good water pressure and will barely notice the difference.
Improve Personal Enjoyment
Maybe you need to remodel your bathroom because you simply don’t like it. You don’t like the way it looks, you don’t find it functions well for your family or lifestyle and you’re ready for a change! You’ve imagined a new theme or design, have an idea for colours and have scoped out that huge soaker tub you’ve always wanted. Now it’s time to turn those ideas into a reality and into a bathroom you and your family will enjoy.
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