If your drab bathroom is making you cringe, it may be time for an update. Bathrooms are some of the most heavily-trafficked areas of our homes, so it’s very understandable to want your bathroom to be an appealing space.
Consider Your Personal Feelings
You and your family are the ones using your bathrooms, and there are plenty of reasons to remodel your bathroom(s) if you are not happy with the look of the space. Some bathroom remodeling projects are simple and cost effective, making them great choices for those looking to spruce things up. A new cabinet structure, fancy mirror, or updated lighting can make all the difference in some cases.
In other cases, mold may be a reoccurring problem or you may have a shower space that seems like a safety hazard. Perhaps the lighting is so poor that it is nearly impossible to get yourself ready for the day or find items while showering. It’s important to consider that bathrooms are subject to heavy wear and traffic and should be updated every twenty years or so.
Making a Smart Investment
Bathrooms generally offer a large return on investment when modeled or remodeled intelligently. In fact, bathroom remodeling projects are considered the best in terms of seeing returns on investment. Potential home-buyers will definitely take the look and feel of bathrooms into consideration when making a purchasing decision. A neutral design with upscale touches can add a lot of value to your home without bankrupting your budget. The best choice is a balance of features you want and a reasonable project cost.
Remember to consider all the parts you may need, labor costs, materials, and room in your budget for unexpected expenses. It’s perfectly okay to add a fancy $10,000 whirlpool tub if you want it and can afford it, but do realize you may not see this investment returned when reselling the home. An experienced remodeler or real estate expert can offer you professional advice on home investments and returns.
Problems Aren’t Always Apparent
“Sometimes we dig into a remodeling project and discover an underlying mold or moisture problem,” remarks Steve Varrasse, owner of Executive Builders & Remodelers, a Delaware County, PA based remodeling company. “Occasional remodels are sometimes worth it just to prevent further damage to the home.”
It’s an important point that shouldn’t be overlooked. Mold and moisture problems can spread beyond the bathroom, causing the need for costlier repairs. Even if you don’t do a full remodel, it definitely doesn’t hurt to have a professional take a look and update some areas to ensure a water-tight seal and prevent as much mold as possible.
Bathroom remodeling companies such as Executive Builders & Remodelers can help you plan a budget-friendly remodel that will bring you a great return on investment and create the bathroom you’ve always dreamed of. Consulting a professional is the first step to enhancing your home. Take a look at some pictures of recent bathroom remodeling projects here or contact us today for a quote.