Whether you like it or not, a time will come when your bathroom will demand immediate care. This will likely happen if you have lived in the same house for a number of years and your bathroom has began to experience wear and tear. It can also happen if you are moving into a new house and want to upgrade the existing bathroom to meet your unique taste.
But where there are no obvious signs of wear and tear, how can you know when the time is right to upgrade your bathroom?
The following are signs that should tell you that your bathroom is in need of instant makeover.
1. Constant heat and lingering odors
One way you can tell that your bathroom is suffering from lack of attention is when you constantly experience heavy humidity in the bathroom. If your bathroom constantly feels like a roman bath, then either your source of ventilation is blocked or your exhaust fan is no longer working properly.
When smells begin to linger in your bathroom, you can tell that something has gone wrong somewhere and immediate attention is needed. This could be caused by a clog in the drains or accumulated water hidden somewhere, but as long as your bathroom can no longer eliminate heat and smell properly, it shows your bathroom deserves a makeover.
2. Unattractive design and layout
While it is true that the bathroom is not meant to be a hangout zone, you still want your bathroom to attractive and comfortable. Unfortunately, most bathrooms don’t age well, and once they are passed their prime, begin to look unattractive and outdated.
Under these circumstances, your best option is to consider a makeover. You can change the look and feel of your bathroom by applying a fresh coat of paint, changing certain fixtures and fittings such as the showers, toilet seat and cistern, bathroom basins, and taps and faucets.
You don’t have to gut the entire bathroom, simply giving it a bright new colour and changing a few things will do the trick.
3. Lack of storage space
Running out of storage space can turn your bathroom into a cluttered place so that it hampers your daily routine. It can even lead to tardiness as you may be unable to find the things you need in all the clutter.
Stacking up towels at the back of the toilet can only work for so long, at the end of the day, what you really need is a bathroom makeover. This could mean extending your bathroom space by breaking down walls connected to unused space, or you can simply install a cabinet or bathroom vanity in your bathroom to provide the extra storage space you need.
While extending the bathroom by breaking down walls will give you the physical space you need, it is a costly project and could throw you off your routine. Installing a vanity on the other hand is a quick, easy, affordable option.
4. You need improved safety features
When you moved into your house, your bathroom features was probably up-to-date, but with time, these features may have become obsolete, thus requiring an upgrade.
Preventing hurt in the house should be top of your priority; therefore, it is important that even your bathroom is safe for use. This means that from handles in the shower to the toilet flush and the tiles on the floor, safety upgrades are needed to make your home safe and comfortable.
Safety upgrades are not only for the elderly or for when you have little children, without proper safety features in your house, you may just end up with hefty medical bills or a serious injury. Therefore take a look at your bathroom system to determine if it is still safe for normal use. If not, get in touch with a professional who will determine the upgrades you need to make.
5. You bathroom is no longer energy efficient
Lack of energy efficiency is one of the reasons people pay high energy bills. Once your house has lost its energy efficiency, you will find that you consume more energy and spend more on energy payments. It may start as little insignificant sums but with time, will grow to become really huge payments to the energy company.
Fortunately, advancement in technology means that there are a lot of ways you can improve energy efficiency in your bathroom. From lighting upgrades to your water heater system and water usage, there are just so many simple updates that will help you save on energy bills.
If you are losing energy efficiency in your bathroom, it may be time to switch over to energy efficient fixtures and equipment. The savings on energy expenses you will make will definitely make up for the cost of this essential bathroom makeover.
Bathrooms are not just an important part of your house; they are also an important selling point to potential house buyers. Therefore, undertaking essential makeover will not only be good for you as the house owner, it will also significantly increase the value of your house so that should you want to sell, you will be able to sell your house at a good price without it spending too long in the market.