8 Common Myths About Remodeling Your Half Bath

Many stereotypes about bathroom renovation are just untrue. Half-bathroom remodeling myths and the reasons for renovating a half bath prevent people from making this useful alteration to their property. Here are a few typical misconceptions concerning half-bathroom renovation ideas.

Myth #1: It’s Too Expensive to Remodel a Half Bathroom

This, like every good myth, has a grain of reality. The truth is that half-bathroom remodels can be costly, but they do not have to be. The amount of money you spend on the project will be determined by how much you wish to modify. Minor improvements to flooring, cabinetry or lighting may be incredibly cost-effective it done oneself. However, if you wish to make substantial alterations to the area, your new half-bathroom may become more expensive. Extending the space or shifting your plumbing might be useful, but it will be more expensive. Through our stress-free experience, our team of expert designers works hard to deliver you the finest services at the greatest pricing. If you’d like to learn more about what Valor Home Services has to offer, please contact us for a free consultation.

Myth #2: Half Baths are Less Expensive Since They are Smaller

Even if the square footage of a half-bathroom is substantially less than that of other places such as a master bedroom or a dining room, remodeling a bathroom may be just as — if not more — expensive owing to the number of materials necessary. Any aspect of the home may be renovated, but redesigning your half bathroom correctly the first time can be quite advantageous to your home investment. When redesigning your half bath, it is tempting to choose less expensive materials to save money, but “cheap is cheap.” Will the money you save today result in higher expenses in the future? To avoid costly half-bathroom remodels, it’s critical to invest in quality materials with the help of experienced counsel (from a design team like Valor Home Services).

Myth #3: Half Baths are Too Small for a Remodel

Because half-bathrooms are the smallest rooms in a house, you may be concerned that your half-bath is too tiny for a bathroom redesign. But that is why we have come. Our designers collaborate with you to make the most of every square inch of space in your bathroom. Our bath design team members are experienced in coming up with innovative ways to create a beautiful yet useful room for you and your family. We can rebuild and renovate even the tiniest of bathrooms to create something you’ll adore.

Myth #4: You Can’t Add Eco-Friendly Aspects to a Half Bath

This was true a few decades ago, but it’s now simpler than ever to include eco-friendly and sustainable features and equipment in your new bathroom design. In a Houzz study, for example, 91 percent of respondents indicated they planned to install energy-efficient toilets during bathroom remodels. Even if you like more vintage bathroom decor, you can be confident that there are plenty of alternatives that combine both sustainability and visual appeal, allowing you to create your contemporary or antique bathroom decor the way you see fit.

Myth #5: Remodeling Your Half Bath Does Not Add Any Value

If you’ve heard that redesigning your half bath won’t increase value, you’ve heard one of the most common bathroom renovation fallacies. An outdated bathroom is one of the first things that will reduce the value of your property if you are trying to sell it. You may not make your money back right away from a bathroom remodel, but it will be much simpler to sell your property for the price you deserve with a new bathroom. You may get the most bang for your buck by focusing the makeover on replacing hardware, doors, and windows rather than making major structural modifications. The money you spend on half-bathroom renovations will be well spent.

Myth #6: You Can’t Move the Toilet or Sink

Every coin has two sides, and this myth is no exception. On the one side, you’ll come across folks who will tell you that you can’t renovate a half-bathroom without moving an appliance. On the other hand, some argue that the reverse is true. We’re here to inform you that neither allegation is accurate, since, as we previously stated, it’s your half bath, your house, and you get to make the decisions. There’s no need to rearrange the bathroom as part of your makeover unless there’s a structural/plumbing emergency. That being said, nothing is stopping you from doing it.

If you’re unsure whether to move a half-bathroom appliance, evaluate how well you can move around the room. Is one section more crowded than another? When the door opens, does it obstruct anything? By answering these questions, you’ll be able to establish whether the toilet, sink, or shower should be located somewhere it isn’t. As part of our stress-free experience, our designers will assist you in answering these questions, so you won’t have to go through them alone.

Myth #7: Ventilation is a Minor Concern

This is a myth that could not be more false. Proper ventilation is vital to maintaining a safe and clean half-bathroom. It’s similar to the air filter in your HVAC system that keeps dust from blowing about your house. The main difference in our study is that, whereas the air filter captures solid particles, bathroom vents remove moisture. As a result, the vents limit the likelihood of mildew growth, as mildew requires a high degree of humidity to flourish.

To cut a long tale short, ventilation should not be overlooked when planning your next half bath makeover. Instead, make it a high priority to first ensure that your present ventilation system meets standards. If not, you should update it as soon as possible. Once it is completed, keep the vents in mind while you do the other home upgrades. Make certain that any adjustments you make do not restrict or harm the ventilation system. You may be able to shift ducts if necessary to suit specific alterations.

Myth #8: Half Baths are Easy DIY Projects

Remodeling, as opposed to renovating, results in considerable alterations to a room’s structure and/or functioning. In the case of half-bathrooms, this includes changing appliances, relocating walls and other alterations. Each task will very certainly need a combination of drywall, plumbing, and electrical work. To entirely redesign the bathroom by yourself, you must be a jack of all crafts – a handyman savant – and perhaps you are. Still, in our over 25 years as a company, Valor Home Services has found that everyone could use a helping hand at some point; and if that means we have the chance to assist you on your next large project, we’re pleased to help. For information or to get your half bath renovation started, give our team a call today.