Remodeling your bathroom can be a fun, adventurous process that can inject new life into your home. However, you might wonder if it's really time for a remodel or not. Before you dismiss the idea, it's important that you know when your bathroom is telling you that it's time. Here are a few key indications that it's time to consider remodeling your home's bathroom.
There's Been Damage
If you've been on the fence about a remodel for a while and your bathroom has recently suffered damage that necessitates major repairs, whether it's water damage or structural problems, this may be the perfect time to tackle those renovations you've been considering.
When you're looking at a major investment for the repairs anyway, it's worth looking at your budget to see if you can turn that repair process into a remodel that enhances your bathroom and leaves it better than it was before the damage occurred.
Your Needs Have Changed
When you bought the house, your family's needs were likely different from what they are now. Family dynamics change. Whether you've had children, or if your children have transitioned from toddlers to teens, your bathroom needs evolve as well. That means a bathroom that worked well for you when you moved in may now be a poor fit for your family.
For example, if you have recently had children, you should start thinking about installing easier-to-access sinks, lower toilets, and similar features that will be easier for your younger kids to use. When things are accessible without a struggle, kids are far more likely to potty train and use the bathroom appropriately.
If you've transitioned from a kid-friendly bathroom to a house full of teenagers, you may want to have the tub removed and install a standing glass shower stall to make room for more storage and another vanity.
You're Thinking About Selling
The kitchen and the bathrooms are two of the major selling points for most homes. Especially if you have lived in your home for many years and the bathroom is outdated, you should think about a remodel before you list the home for sale. A recently remodeled bathroom is far more likely to help your home sell. Talk with your remodeling contractor about bathroom remodeling options, so that you can tailor your remodel to the general interest, that way you have a better chance of selling your home quickly and recognizing some return on the remodeling investment.