Top 10 Reasons People May Need a Bathroom Remodel/Update

Bathroom remodels are one of the most requested projects for many handymen. It is one of the most visited rooms of the house, so it makes sense that people want to give it an update. But there are many reasons why homeowners start this renovation project. Here are the top ten reasons people may need a bathroom remodel or update.

Outdated Functionality

One of the main reasons people need a bathroom remodel is because everything in the room is outdated in the functionality sense. For example, many older homes have aging tubs. So a handyman will come in and switch out the outdated tub for a new walk-in shower or jacuzzi tub. Homeowners may also update flooring, vanities, toilets and other appliances during this type of remodeling.

Outdated Look

After a time, the look you first went with will eventually be out of date. Sometimes your paint, bathtubs, showers, toilets, sinks, outlets and even flooring would have looked awesome twenty years ago but will eventually not fit your home’s aesthetic anymore. This is when people remodel to give their restroom an updated look.

Increase Home Value

Any homeowner wanting to increase their home’s value, especially right before listing it for sale, will try a bathroom remodel. Midsized to upscaled bathroom renovations can increase your home’s value by $13,000 to $38,000. However, keep in mind what you are spending on remodeling your restroom. You can get about 60% of what you spend to increase the value of your home. Need to learn how much a bathroom remodel cost? Check out our latest guide How Much Does it Cost to Remodel Your Bathroom for a basic price breakdown.

Safety & Broken Items

Since the restroom is used by everyone, it goes through a lot of wear and tear. Over the years, you may notice chipped tile or paint, water damage, broken handles, lop-sided cabinets, rusty faucets and more. You want to make sure you and your family have a safe area to bathe, get ready and use whenever you need. Therefore, many homeowners remodel their bathrooms to fix broken items and to make sure everything is safe to use.

Plumbing Issues

The plumbing in the restroom is important and needs to be working at all times. Your shower, bath, sinks and toilet all rely on the plumbing in the room, and if it goes haywire, you have a serious problem. Flooding or leaky pipes are the biggest concerns for faulty plumbing. So to make sure these issues do not happen, homeowners update their restroom when they are having problems with the plumping. You can work with a home service company or a professional plumber to ensure everything is working properly.

Efficiency & Sustainability

Efficiency and sustainability are aspects many homeowners are looking for now. Many people are now conscious of health, safety and the environment, and they are translating this concern into different rooms of their home. For bathroom options, there are many eco-friendly features, appliances or items you can use. For example, you can install eco-friendly floors or lighting in the room. There are even sustainable and efficient toilets, showers, bathtubs and sinks out on the market now. When looking for these items, check out your local home improvement store or online. Valor Home Services can also help you find the right appliances! Just give us a call, and we can go over some options with you.

Mold & Mildew

Since this room deals with moisture and dirty items, bacteria lingering around can build mold and mildew. This mold and mildew can get stuck in grout lines, drains and other small areas and can cause serious problems to your health. Small areas infected with mold or mildew can easily be cleaned or fixed. However, if the entire room is infested with this bacteria, you will need a full remodel. Once you remove all the mold and mildew, you need to keep up with cleaning to keep it all away. If you need tips or suggestions on how to care for this room, you can give us a call at any time!

Increase Storage

Bathrooms typically are smaller rooms in your home. However, these small areas still hold many different things — towels, washing supplies, toilet paper, cleaning supplies and more. Since there is so much to store, you need to have a place to put it all. That is when we see remodels that involve more storage space. Homeowners will add shelves, cabinets, hooks, racks and other storage options to hold all their bathroom items.

Changes Within the Family

When a house adds family members or individuals move out, we see a sudden need for a bathroom remodel. And it makes sense because homeowners want to accommodate the number of people that are dwelling in their residence. For growing families, people tend to add features or appliances that will work for their new addition — bathtubs, waterproof flooring and other safety features. When family members move out of a home, many homeowners try to remake the bathroom of their dreams through painting, a new shower or tub and more.

More Functional

No matter what your bathroom looks like, you need to make it functional. You need to be able to do everything that happens in the restroom without any issues. There also needs to be enough space to walk around and get everything done. Many homeowners will remodel their bathrooms to make them more functional. The best way to understand functionality is to do some research or hire a team to determine everything you need to make this room work properly.

These were the top ten reasons why people remodel their bathrooms. Did one of your bathroom concerns pop up? We would love to help! We have a team of skilled experts waiting for you in Edwardsville, Belleville, O’Fallon and the surrounding area. Valor Home Services has been helping homeowners for over twenty years, and we have accomplished thousands of projects, including many different kinds of bathroom remodels. If you need help, please contact us right away.