The bathroom is one of the most expensive rooms to remodel. In most cases, the only room that costs more to remodel is the kitchen. As such, it is understandable that you would not want to remodel a bathroom unless it was really needed. So, what are the key signs that the time has come for your bathroom to be remodeled? Take a look.
Mold and Mildew
A spot of mold here and there is one thing. You can wipe it up with some bleach solution and move on with your day. But when the mold gets more extensive, it is generally hard to keep it under control without removing the moldy materials. More specifically, if you see mold growing on the walls, at the seams between various walls, along the caulk lines, or on the ceiling, this points to the need for a remodel.
Peeling and Crumbling Materials
Is the paint on the wall starting to peel? Maybe tiles are starting to fall off of the shower walls or loosen from the base of the floor. This sort of breakdown or materials generally signifies that your bathroom is in need of a remodel. Materials usually start breaking down when they've had extensive moisture damage. Mold and mildew are usually on the horizon if you do not act soon.
If it’s just your toilet that is outdated, you can replace it. If just the shower head is outdated, you can replace it. But if everything in your bathroom is simultaneously beginning to break down and suffer problems, then you may need more extensive remodeling solutions. It's often necessary to replace other elements, such as your floor or shower walls, in order to make the most of your new fixtures and their features.
Bathrooms sometimes become unsafe as they age. The shower floor may lose its grip, making you worried about slipping. The toilet may become loose and wiggly when you sit down, and the shower head may send out overly hot water, making burns a concern. If you have numerous safety concerns in an aging bathroom, that's a sign that it's time to remodel.
If you relate to any of the situations above, contact a local bathroom remodeling company. They can come to look over the space, give you some quotes and ideas, and otherwise guide you. Your home will be a safer and more enjoyable space once you remodel your bathroom.