7 Signs It’s Time to Remodel Your Bathroom

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When renovating a bathroom, there isn’t a fixed timeline after which it has to be done. So, how do we know when it is the right time? Here are some signs that show you it’s time to remodel your bathroom. 

Your bathroom just isn’t stylish anymore

Some bathroom designs looked terrific when they were first introduced. But, some interior design ideas don’t age as well as others. Your bathroom may have last been remodeled a couple of decades ago, meaning it’s gone out of style by now. If the rest of your home is updated and renovated, an old-fashioned bathroom will not match the rest of your home. It can stand out in a bad way and make your entire home feel unfinished. You can change things up by simply changing the color scheme in the bathroom and adding new bathroom linens. In addition to being modern, your bathroom will also feel new and fresh. So, take a look at your home’s style and see how your bathroom style fits into it.

There is mold and repairs that need to be done

Mold is an annoying problem that can be present in any bathroom, no matter how old or new it might be. Mold can be hazardous to a person’s health and should be dealt with as soon as you notice its presence. Unfortunately, it can take a lot of money and effort to fix this problem. Besides mold, every bathroom will need occasional fixing and upgrading for it to be functional. When needing such repairs, it’s best to take this opportunity to remodel your bathroom completely. You will save more time doing it all at once than remodeling it after doing repairs. You will feel much better knowing you have done everything that needs to be done and that you won’t have to go through the renovating process again. 

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Your bathroom could use more storage space

Your bathroom may have been large enough when you first moved in, but you will most likely need more space now. This clearly signifies that it’s time to remodel your bathroom and add more storage. Things such as towels and toiletries can pile up and require more room to be stored. Storage solutions can be easily built-in during bathroom remodeling. You can add a mirror with shelves for those everyday necessities. As for towels, you can add open or closed shelving in any available space in your bathroom. There is nothing better than adding a bathroom vanity to your home. If you maintain your bathroom vanity regularly, you’ll ensure your bathroom always looks presentable and comfortable. Making a schedule for periodic cleaning will ease the burden of maintaining your bathroom vanity. Another popular and unique option for storage is adding a decorative ladder for towels and magazines. It can be a neat way of combining functionality with décor. 

Bad lighting is a sign it’s time to remodel your bathroom

We can get used to the lighting in our homes so much that we don’t notice it’s bad until we change it. Look at the lighting in your bathroom and see whether it can be improved. Upgrading to better lighting fixtures that will light up the entire space will make your bathroom feel much bigger and more spacious. It will feel new and fresh, even though all you did was add this simple and affordable solution. The biggest perk of this upgrade is that it will be much easier and more enjoyable to get ready in the morning.

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You plan on moving and selling your current home

Moving into a new home is exciting, but it requires a lot of planning. As experts from centennialmoving.ca say, good organization is the key to a successful moving process. When moving into your new home, you must clear out your old one and make any necessary repairs to sell it quickly. The one thing that can lower the value of your home is a bathroom or a kitchen that needs remodeling. By investing a little bit into renovations before you list your home, you will get your investment back and earn more once you sell it. You will attract more potential buyers by having a newly-renovated home than if you sell it as-is. When remodeling a bathroom in a home that’s for sale, it’s essential to focus on the most important things. This means eliminating any mold you might have in your bathroom and replacing anything that needs fixing. Focus less on the looks when you renovate your bathroom, so you can save some money and so that the buyers can change it if needed.

Your bathroom isn’t functional 

The most important things when it comes to bathrooms are cleanliness and functionality. If your bathroom lacks functionality, it means it’s time to remodel your bathroom. One of the biggest and most functional changes you can make during a bathroom remodel is changing the layout of your bathroom. It’s an opportunity to add more space to your home without compromising on the number of amenities you have in your bathroom. By changing your bathroom’s layout, you can also create more space for storage. You can make your bathroom more functional by adding low-maintenance hardware that is easy to clean, such as shower doors, bathroom tiles, shower panels, and other usually hard-to-clean things. By upgrading to low-maintenance hardware, you will spend less time cleaning them. 

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You are in need of something new

Even if the layout works and the bathroom is still in style, you may want to change things up a little bit. This is especially true if you are remodeling the rest of your home. You don’t have to redo everything in your bathroom to bring some change into it. Focus on some of the key areas you’d like to change. Visualize your dream bathroom and see what needs to change to achieve that look. A simple change of linens and décor can go a long way, especially in a small bathroom. Besides these tips, you can also add some wallpaper in a print of your choice. One thing that can work in any bathroom in any style is adding plants. This way, you can decorate the space and bring some life into it without spending too much money. 

To conclude

If you find yourself in need of making any of these changes and upgrades, it means it’s time to remodel your bathroom. No matter if it’s changing the lighting or adding more storage, remodeling your bathroom can entail so many different things. The most important thing is that these changes result in a space that both makes you happy and complements the rest of your home.

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