Believe it or not, there are several tell-tale signs that it is time to renovate your bathroom, and you really shouldn’t ignore them. Fortunately, updating your bathrooms doesn’t have to cost a fortune, or overturn your entire house. Here are a few signs it’s time to remodel your abode.
1. If you’re putting the house on the market
If you’re in the midst of putting the house on the market, you’ll want to ensure your bathrooms look great.
If so, consider updating: The paint – This is a quick and easy way to create a fresh effect for little outlay. A fresh coat of a neutral colour can do wonders. Remember to clean the walls before you start patting. The hardware – Function is vital. New cabinet hardware is a great way to update the bathroom and make it more appealing to buyers. The vanity units – If your vanity or counter top are outdated, put in something more contemporary, be it a streamlined wood model or simply adding additional storage.
2. You’re starting to notice mould
If the shower area or any other parts of your bathroom seem to be turning shades of black and green as a result of mould, it’s time to remodel. Even if your bathroom looks great, a minor mould issues that shows up in an inspection could chase away potential buyers. Bleach works well for taking out minor mould, and installing proper bathroom ventilation will help to prevent it. If you think the mould is a big problem, you may want to get an expert in to conduct mould testing and remediation.
3. The fixtures are leaky and old
Old toilets – Most home buyers want an eco-friendly house these days. If your toilet is older than about ten years, you may want to get rid of it and stick in a more water-efficient model. Toilets use as much as 30 percent of indoor water, so keep that in mind if your house is going on the market.
Thirsty showerheads – Showers account for almost 20 percent of a household’s indoor water usage. By replacing your outdated and rather thirsty showerhead with one that is water wise and eco-friendly, you can save on your utility bills and make your home more enticing to buyers. Trading Depot has a wide array of shower pumps to choose from.
Bath tub cracks – A new bathtub or even a liner can dramatically improve your tub if it has cracks or is starting to look a little yellow and stained.
Leaks – Potential home buyers don’t want to spot stains and leaking fixtures when they’re considering buying a house. Get leaky taps, toilets, and showerheads fixed and any related damage corrected as soon as possible.
Whether you’re planning on selling your home in the near future, or you simply want to update that old 70’s style to a more contemporary look and feel, with the right equipment and fixtures, you can remodel your bathroom on a budget, too. It just takes a little research, and also knowing when it’s time to get the job done.
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