Leaks, drips, slips, stains and more – your bathroom deals with a lot of challenges on a daily basis. You can clean up, but over time these incidents build up alongside outdated appliances and other problems to make your bathroom less than beautiful – and even less than completely functional, in some cases. It’s crucial to keep your bathroom up-to-date in order to keep your home value at its best, to keep your bathroom a space you and others enjoy using, and to generally give you peace of mind. If you’ve noticed any of these 6 signs in your bathroom, it may be time to take that step and invest in a full bathroom remodel in the near future:
1. Leaky Appliances
Leaking sinks, tubs, showers or toilets are a surefire sign that your appliances are outdated or damaged and need some serious repairs or replacements. It’s easy to ignore minor leaks and simply pretend they don’t exist, but this has some serious consequences. A single leak dripping at a rate of one drip per second could waste a whopping 90 gallons of water per day, which is a huge burden on both your water bill and your environmental footprint. Furthermore, overlooked leaks have the power to ruin subflooring in your bathroom, which leads to a wide range of other issues.
2. Your Appliances Aren’t Efficient
Even old homes have to adhere to rules, and your toilet is no exception. As of 1992, toilets everywhere are supposed to use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. If your toilet’s installation predates this policy update, it’s wildly outdated and needs replacing.
3. Wobbly Appliances
When appliances – specifically your toilet – become wobbly, it’s a sign of a hidden issue. This might just be the result of bolts loosening over time, but it could also be a symptom of hidden leaks that have begun to affect the subflooring. Consider replacing your toilet and getting an inspection from the professionals to remedy the issue before it gets worse.
4. Poor Lighting Distribution
Whether you’re indulging in some light reading while making use of your bathroom, perfecting your hairstyle or pouring your focus into completing a full face of makeup, you need to be able to see while you’re using the bathroom. That’s hard to do if your lighting fixtures are either blinding you or are blocking light and making the room dim. Changing out your lighting fixture is the best way to ensure appropriate lighting throughout the entire room.
5. Serious Lack of Storage
One thing all outdated bathrooms have in common is a lack of places to put the things you use most. You should be able to fit towels, personal hygiene items, makeup and everything else you use in the bathroom in that room. If you can’t, it’s time to invest in a bathroom remodel that adds space. Upgrading vanities for more cabinet room or even adding a linen closet is a good way to get the job done.
6. General Outdated Aesthetics
Some design elements like popcorn ceilings, brightly-colored tile and wallpaper had their time to shine. However, that time has been over for at least a decade, and it’s time for you and your bathroom to move on. Updating the tired, boring, unsightly elements of your bathroom makes you want to spend more time inside it, and gives you a basis for creating a space that’s truly you.
Get Your Remodel Underway
Whether you’re looking to make a few aesthetic changes or you want to completely remodel your bathroom layout, you’ll always get the best results possible when you work with Bath Crest Home Solutions. Contact us for your bathroom renovation needs and get the bathroom design you’ve always dreamed of.