6 Ways to Know That Your Bathroom is Outdated and Needs Remodeling…

Bathroom remodels won’t necessarily recoup at resale everything you spent to update it, but they are one of the higher return projects you can do. Bathrooms take a lot of abuse. Neglecting old fixtures and minor issues for too long can even cause a potentially serious problem and safety issues. Plus old fixtures and leaking fixtures can be costly and cause mold and mildew. We would like to share a few signs that your bathroom needs some tender loving care.

Do You Have Water Leaks?

If you have drips and leaks then it is definitely time to remodel your bathroom. Each year leaks account for roughly 1 trillion gallons of wasted water. This increases your water bill, can cause health hazards because of mold and mildew, even causes structural damage to walls and floors and shortens the lifespan of fixtures. If this is happening in your bathroom it is time for a remodel.

Was Your Toilet Installed Before 1992?

The Energy Policy Act of 1992 mandates that new residential toilets use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. If your toilet pre-dates that time you are likely wasting up to three gallons per use and this is increasing your water bill and impacting the environment. Do you have an old toilet?

Do You Need to Declutter Your Vanity Top?

Outdated bathrooms tend to have a lack of storage space. Adding new cabinets and shelves can make a big difference. What bathroom couldn’t benefit from more cabinets and shelves to store cosmetics, medicine, toiletries, and linens? Adding a double bowled vanity and new faucets can spruce up your bathroom. Do you want more storage Space?

Is Your Toilet Wobbly?

Nothing is more unnerving than an unsteady toilet. It could be as simple as tightening a few bolts however it could be that a leak is causing vulnerability of the floor where the toilet is mounted. Toilets usually rock because they are not resting flush against the floor. A damaged flange is likely the cause. The solution is to remove the toilet and either replace the old flange or repair it with a flange repair kit. Rocking is for concerts and chairs—not toilets. Are you rocking?

Do You Need to Make Your Dark Bathroom Brighter?

Limited lighting even causes certain tasks to be downright dangerous — applying mascara or shaving in the dark can be treacherous! Adding light to a dark bathroom will make a dramatic change to space not only aesthetically, but also in how you feel in the space. Even if your bathroom is windowless, there are many options for adding lighting to the ceiling and walls or using vivid paint to make space feel expansive. There’s no substitute for ample natural light, so consider adding a window for your next home improvement project. Is your bathroom too dark?

Do You Need to Change Your Bathroom from “Blah” to “Beautiful”?

An out of style bathroom is an eyesore. Do you still have pink tile and 70’s wallpaper and carpet on the floor? Then you need to be able to start the fun part and start shopping for paint and flooring and pictures for the walls to glam up your space. Is your bathroom blah?

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W.Stephens Cabinetry and Design provides planning and design services for the entire home including kitchens, bathrooms, wet bars, butler pantries, libraries, home theaters, and closets. Our designers follow a project from conception to completion, assisting clients in not only space-planning and design but also guiding clients through each step of the project.

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