Sometimes a home remodeling project comes out of just a simple desire to make some changes, and other times, it is out of necessity. Bathrooms are highly trafficked areas in a home, and it is no wonder that they are one of the top choices for homeowners looking to make updates. But how do you know when it is time to remodel your bathroom?
Although it is best to be on the lookout for places in your home that will need remodeling soon and make some updates and repairs as they come along, bathrooms can often be neglected and left in disarray until your only choice is to make the updates. But here at Ascension General Contractors, we are here to help and we’ve put together some things you should be aware of as a homeowner so you can know when it is time to remodel your bathroom.
What Are Some Ways to Tell It Is Time to Remodel Your Bathroom?
Outdated Features & Style
Old towel holders, faucets, and lighting fixtures can all really put a damper on your whole bathroom. Whether you’ve never really updated your bathroom and it has the previous owner’s style, or you have lived in your home for years and it’s past due for an upgrade, updating the features will go a long way to improve the space.
With the daily wear and tear, bathrooms definitely have their fair share of leaks and things that break. Cracked tile, leaky faucets or fixtures, and a damaged ceiling from moisture are all great reasons to not wait and make the updates your bathroom needs. If left untouched, these minor things can often lead to safety issues and potential issues with mold as well. So making the changes sooner than later is your best bet.
As life changes, your home will need to adjust as well to accommodate your new needs. You will probably need to make some modifications to help make your space more functional to fit your family’s needs. Maybe you now need more space or storage or you need to make the bathroom more functional for kids. Whatever changes are needed, you can make a list of all of the things that you’d like to update so you can work with a contractor to get the end result you want.
If you own an older home, there is a good chance that if the bathroom hasn’t been updated, it has poor lighting. Adding the proper type of lighting and plenty of it is an important part of a bathroom. When you remodel your bathroom, consider installing extra light fixtures or installing more windows to take advantage of the preferred option of natural lighting.
Cramped & Crowded Space
Crowded counters, lack of storage, and a poor layout can all become big issues when it comes to the functionality of your bathroom. Additional linen closets, corner shelves, and over-the-toilet storage can all help to solve the issue of a cramped bathroom.
If you’ve been wondering how to know it’s time to remodel your bathroom, contact us here at Ascension General Contractors! We have the experience and skill needed to complete your bathroom remodeling project in a professional and timely manner. We are a full-service general contractor company, and we’re proud to serve Nashville area businesses and home-owners.