6 Signs Your Bathroom Needs An Update

Eriks Draiska
Published on September 2, 2016

6 Signs Your Bathroom Needs An Update

Is it Time for a Bathroom Update?

The bathroom is arguably one of the most important rooms in the house and among the most frequently used.

However, it is easy for homeowners to overlook this space when it’s time to renovate or update.

Updating the bathroom is a worthwhile investment which not only adds value to the home but also increases the overall quality of your day to day life.

If you are not sure if you really need to make a change, here are the top signs that it is time to update your bathroom.

1. The Bathroom Has Mould

If you happen to notice dark spots sprouting up in the corners, parts of the ceiling, directly above the bathtub, or shower, it’s time to update your bathroom.

Keep in mind that not all leaks or drips are visible, so make sure you look for mildew and mould near the edges and corners of your shower and bathtub.

Sometimes mildew and mould problems can arise from minor issues like drips, leaks, faulty pipes, or improper ventilation which can be easily fixed by doing some minor repairs.

However, in case you have a serious mildew or mould problem even after you have done the minor repairs, chances are that you have a much bigger problem to deal with.

Make sure you deal with that problem immediately, before it gets worse.

It’s probably time to call a plumber to check it out.

If you need a referral to a dependable plumber, call us.

If the water gets into your bathroom floor, it could eventually end up compromising its’ structural integrity.

2. There are Cracked, Chipped, Stained or Broken Tiles or Glass in the Bathroom

As mentioned earlier, the bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in the house.

This means that the shower tiles, sink faucets, light fixtures, and ceiling fans are all in frequent use, therefore when they start breaking down, it is time to consider updating your bathroom.

If the ceiling starts crumbling, you notice discoloured tile grout, the mirror is broken, or there’s cracked linoleum and tile floor, you need to consider how you can repair the damaged materials while updating your bathroom at the same time.

3. It’s No Longer Big Enough

When brushing your teeth or taking a shower, you should feel like you’ve room to move around.

Many homes have a standard bathroom; this size does not allow for a variety of layout or design options.

If your family has grown and the bathroom feels somewhat cramped, it is time to consider updating the current space with new features that optimize the function and storage.

4. It’s Out of Date

Design trends come and go.

If you have a pink bathtub, avocado floors, a brightly coloured toilet, or gold fixtures, it might be time to update your bathroom.

These are simply out of style and can greatly hurt your chances of resale.

Moreover, an outdated bathroom might actually be hiding a number of unseen problems which need to be addressed.

You should consider updating by using neutral colours on the bathroom walls and then accenting with a colour.

Some other simple tricks can include swapping your outdated flooring, fixtures, lighting, and handles.


5. There are Leaks in Your Bathroom

Leaks are common in many bathrooms.

Depending on the particular situation, a leak can be because of a minor problem that’s easy to repair or can be a major problem which has to be addressed immediately.

In case the leak is a result of rust or corrosion which has been present for quite some time, it might be causing serious water damage which can weaken the structural elements of your house, and might end up costing you thousands of dollars in repairs.

If you notice serious leaks, you should really consider updating your bathroom; not only will it save you on your water bill, it will prevent structural damage.

6. You are Looking to Sell Your House Soon

If you’re contemplating on selling your home in the near future, you should consider updating your bathroom.

If your bathroom doesn’t look, high class, you need to upgrade it.

Also, if you’ve an older house, updating the bathroom is crucial.

When the bathroom is updated, it can be a major selling point, and might even position your house for a much quicker sale.

How far you go with renovations also depends on how long you are planning to stay.

Thankfully there are many home renovation specialist stores, plumbing suppliers and hardware stores to keep your plans within a reasonable budget.

Here are some ideas to Upgrade Your Bathroom on a Shoestring Budget.

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