Remodeling projects are exciting. When the workers are done and the mess is clear, you’ve basically got a whole new house to enjoy. Even if you only remodel a small aspect of your home, a fresh look feels good.
Whether your goal is to increase the value of your home or to give yourself an upgrade, here are several reasons to remodel your bathroom first.
When you look at some of the most beautiful bathroom transformations, you might want a similar style, but can you afford it? The answer is yes. As long as you have a budget for remodeling, you can achieve some amazing transformations even on a small budget.
A bathroom remodel job seems like a big project when you picture remodeling your entire bathroom from floor-to-ceiling. That’s one way to remodel, but it’s not the only way. It’s perfectly acceptable to make your shower the only major remodel and simply repaint, remove, or replace the medicine cabinet.
Sell your old fixtures
You might be able to get a whole new look for far less than you think by selling your old fixtures to recover some of the cost. You might hate your old clawfoot tub, but it could be someone else’s dream tub.
2. It’s an opportunity to increase storage
Whoever designed the standard medicine cabinet was trying to be helpful, but there never seems to be enough space inside. And why doesn’t every bathroom have a cabinet for towels?
A bathroom remodel is an opportunity to create storage that should have been part of the original construction. For example, you can maximize your vertical space by installing a wall cabinet or a storage ladder above the toilet.
Adding a shelf above the bathroom door is another way to add storage. While you’re at it, you can add several shelves on the wall to store things like wash cloths, candles, and signs with feel-good slogans.
3. A bathroom remodel might increase your home value
Remodeling your bathroom won’t necessarily amount to an exact return when your home sells. However, if you’re having trouble selling your home, a bathroom remodel might get it sold quickly at around 2-3% more.
Before you dive into a remodel, consider that every detail can be beneficial or disastrous. You need to make all decisions based on how the final result will impact your ROI, regardless of how you personally feel about the design.
Also, there’s no need to spend tens of thousands of dollars on an upscale remodel. Experts say re-caulking the tub, replacing the toilet, and adding new fixtures is a better investment.
4. You want to experience luxury
One of the top reasons to remodel your bathroom is to create a space where you feel luxurious. Taking a hot shower always feels good, but it feels even better when you’re standing in a luxurious space with spa-quality shower heads and plenty of water pressure.
If your bathroom even slightly resembles any of these bathrooms, you’ll feel amazing after a remodel. You’ll feel like you’re at an expensive retreat every time you take a bath.
5. You’re tired of looking at discolored, stained, or broken tile
If you’re tired of looking at discolored or broken tile, there’s no better reason to remodel your bathroom. You should feel happy walking into every room in your home. If walking into your bathroom gives you a sense of dread, the only remedy is a remodel.
6. Your bathroom doesn’t match the rest of your house
Is your home décor just the way you like it? Except for your bathroom? The only reason you should keep an outdated bathroom design is if the rest of your house matches. If you feel like you’re walking into time capsule when you step into the bathroom, it’s time for a remodel.
If you don’t want to go all out with fancy fixtures, stick with simple, neutral fixtures in colors that match the décor of your home.
7. You can’t see yourself in the mirror very well
You spend too much time in the bathroom to put up with an inadequate mirror. If you can’t see yourself well in the mirror – and getting a new mirror won’t solve the problem – it’s a good reason to go ahead with a remodel.
Your bathroom should be a comfortable space
Your bathroom is the first room you visit in the morning and likely the last room you visit before going to bed. Considering how much time is spent in the bathroom, it makes sense that it should be a comfortable, inviting space.