3 Reasons It’s Time to Remodel Your Bathroom

Your bathroom is probably one of the most used rooms in your home, and may be giving you some signs that it’s time for a bathroom remodel. Not only do you want to feel comfortable in the bathrooms in your Marin County home, but you also want to make sure the bathroom is not damaged or causing water problems. If you plan on listing your home in the future, bathrooms can be a major selling point or repel potential buyers if outdated.

Leaks
Your fixtures are always leaking. Your toilet runs, your sink faucet has a drip that is driving you crazy, or your showerhead drip keeps you awake at night. Yes, these are all signs that your bathroom needs remodeling. Your remodel will put in new fixtures that will not waste water by leaking, which will help to reduce your water bill. Plus, with advances in how fixtures are made and work compared to when your originals were made, they should be more water efficient which further reduces your water usage. For instance, your old toilet probably uses about six gallons per flush while a newer efficient model uses around 1.28 gallons of water a flush. That’s a pretty big difference. These updates are good for the environment and your checkbook as well.

Mold
All that leaking may have lead to some problems with mold and mildew, and mold is no laughing matter. Even if mold is not the dreaded black mold that is widely publicized, it can still be bad for you and your family’s health. A remodel will install materials that help to prevent the growth of mold, eliminate any mold in your bathroom currently, and prevent leaks that can lead to mold in the future.

Outdated Look
If your bathroom walls, toilet, and tub are pink, yellow, blue, or green….it may be time for an upgrade. Many homes have the overly colorful bathrooms of the 1970s. If it’s been awhile since your bathroom was updated, then it’s probably time. Bathrooms that are outdated are quick to turn off potential buyers. Even if you are not thinking of putting your home up for sale today, you should be thinking of ways to continually add value to your home. A freshly updated bathroom is one way to do that since kitchens and bathrooms can often be the biggest selling points. Updating a bathroom will offer a return on your investment, especially if you dramatically improve the space.

Your bathroom might usually be the furthest thing from your mind when it comes to updating or remodeling, but the time might be now to stop putting off a bathroom remodel. Your family will love the new space, your checkbook will love the water efficient improvements, and buyers down the road will be more eager to consider your property.

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