Signs it's Time to Update Your Bathroom
Is your bathroom outdated? Then now is the time to remodel your bathroom and give it a fresh new design. Below are some tips for helping you get your project off the ground.
Aesthetic Updates / Visual Trends
One of the greatest challenges with design trends is that they have a shelf life. Thus, updating your bathroom to meet current trends is an ongoing process. The payoff, however, is that you can give your bathroom a fresh new vibe every few years. Bathroom renovation affords you the opportunity to make necessary upgrades and identify problems with your bathroom that were otherwise concealed. Remodeling can also increase your home’s market value for if you want to sell the house down the road.
If you live in an older home, you may have noticed that the bathroom’s floor plan is outdated and not conducive to daily household activities. A renovation could allow you to reposition some items and create more space as well as improve functionality. Some possibilities may include:
- The toilet can be moved away from the tub or the counter so that the user is not so cramped. You may even want to build or install a new room for the toilet, a current trend in home improvement.
- Rethink the lighting so that it highlights your facial features in the mirror or provides a more comfortable setting above the bathtub.
- Add shelves or cabinets for additional storage. Redesign the bathroom closet with cubbies or hanging bars.
When it comes to bathrooms, sanitation and hygiene are always a concern. As bathrooms get older, they retain more germs and other harmful substances through the years. Updating the bathroom can give it a fresh start in a clean environment. It will allow you to kill mold and mildew as well as reseal the floor and wall area to protect the bathroom from harmful allergens and contaminants. Renovation provides you with the opportunity to replace old toilets, sinks, tubs, and showers with new germ-free models.
Increase Resale Value
The national average for the recoup on a bathroom renovation during resale is 72.5%. That is at or above the average resale value of a renovation anywhere in the home. By industry standards, a bathroom upgrade is a sound investment that will attract home buyers and help you get a large chunk of change back after the renovation is completed.
Are you getting ready to renovate your bathroom? The professionals at Owens Construction can help you through every phase of the project from design to completion. Call us today at 614-846-1149 and request a consultation.