Bathrooms are essential to living spaces; in fact, it wouldn’t be possible to have a living space without a bathroom. Because they’re so necessary, making sure a bathroom is in high-quality condition for using is a matter of utmost importance. Bathroom renovations are something most property owners should consider at some point, whether it’s because their bathrooms are old and in need of repair or it’s to improve the bathroom’s aesthetics. Renovating a bathroom can be a DIY project or a job for a professional depending on how much remodeling is expected to occur. Of course, such a large undertaking requires preparing ahead of time, but nevertheless it is a worthy project with plenty of benefits.
Reasons for a Bathroom Renovation
Bathrooms are a place where plenty of time is spent, and it is always more enjoyable to use spaces that are pleasing to the eye. Renovating a bathroom is a great chance to improve the room’s design, be it by changing the colors of its tiles, walls or reorganizing its layout. An added benefit of doing this is that it can give the room a more personal feel, which homeowners might appreciate.
In a similar vein, because bathrooms are generally exposed to moisture on a near daily basis, the odds of a bathroom having fallen victim to water damage, mold, mildew, or something of the like are high. Renovating is an excellent time to address these issues, all of which can be easily taken care of when replacing old for new.
Not everyone designing a bathroom does a good job, and this may lead to instances where bathrooms are inconvenient to use. In such circumstances, a bathroom renovation would certainly be needed to improve the room’s functionality. Not only can old appliances be switched out for better, newer ones, those doing the renovating can place them in smart places that won’t make using the bathroom a pain. Furthermore, when renovating a bathroom unneeded items can be disposed of to make room for new appliances that can improve the bathroom’s functionality.
Renovating for functionality can save money in the long run, for instance by fixing plumbing or choosing to replace fixtures with more modern, efficient, and environmentally friendly versions. This might include switching to low-flow toilets, which help save water and LED lights, which help cut electricity costs. Fixing plumbing in one go with a renovation may seem more expensive upfront, but it is cheaper compared to constantly having to fix seemingly minor issues that can accumulate and become a serious problem in the long run.
Most home owners will sell their property eventually, and most seek to sell it for more than the price they bought it at. A renovated bathroom that’s aesthetically pleasing and equipped with sustainable, properly functioning fixtures can definitely help to increase a home’s worth.
Getting a Bathroom Renovation
The first step to getting a bathroom renovation is preparing for it. This is a crucial step to ensure no more money is spent than necessary and that the end result will be satisfactory. When planning for a bathroom renovation, property owners should set aside a budget so that they are aware what they can afford when remodeling. Alongside a budget, it is important to designate a time for renovating because the process of renovating can easily stretch over days. Therefore, ideally a bathroom renovation should take place when the property owner in charge isn’t busy and can oversee the process.
After a budget and time have been set aside, property owners should look for problem areas that need fixing or fixtures that need upgrading. Those are likely to cost the most money, so they should be addressed before tackling the aesthetic part of a bathroom renovation. They are also a more important item for consideration than changing the decoration of a bathroom renovation because changing a bathroom’s fixtures will directly impact how functional it is.
When all the issues with the bathroom have been noted, then property owners can begin designing the bathroom’s appearance with their remaining budget. Items for consideration in this step include looking into current trends, matching the bathroom to the rest of the property, and making sure the design is better which future users will enjoy.
One of the most important parts of bathroom renovating is deciding whether it will be a DIY job or a professional job as this decision will affect the budget, time period, and how much work can be done. A professional would obviously be more expensive, but their expertise would reduce the chances of poor workmanship that would hasten the need for another renovation. Hiring a professional would also save time as a property owner could partake in other activities while the professional handles the renovation. For property owners willing to invest in a professional, they should diligently check reviews to make sure that the worker or workers they’re hiring are reputable and easy to work with.