One of the most popular home improvement projects people come to us for is bathroom remodeling. Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your house and over time and constant use, all the things that make up your bathroom (toilet, shower/tub, flooring, etc) become worn out or maybe even stop working all together, which is a clear sign that it’s time for a bathroom renovation. But don’t wait for your bathroom to fall apart before considering renovating!
Other things to keep in mind when considering a bathroom remodel:
The older the bathroom, the more maintenance it requires. Renovations are large investments, so many people put them off as long as possible. If you have an older home with a bathroom that has never been renovated, you may be finding yourself constantly repairing or maintaining parts of your bathroom. If that’s the case, maybe it’s time to think bigger and take care of all the problems at once with a remodel.
Realize that a bathroom remodel is the #1 rated home improvement project you can do for overall return on investment according to the Wall Street Journal. Everyone wonders, “Is it worth the money to remodel my bathroom?” The answer is, “most likely.” People are finding value in home improvement projects and with a lagging economy, home remodeling may make more sense than ever.
Know that if you don’t plan on moving anytime soon, you have to have a functioning bathroom. Declining property values have many homeowners “staying put”. However, it is likely that the real estate market and home values will stabilize and eventually, begin to improve in the future. Whether you want to consider selling or will be remaining in your home for years to come there are strong reasons for investing in your property.
The most important reason to renovate your bathroom is if the structural integrity of your home is being affected or damaged by excessive water, mold or moisture. If you’re suffering from these problems, the long term loss or depletion in the value of your home could be serious in this case. Spending the money now, maybe save you money later.