How to Know It’s Time for a Bathroom Upgrade

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Sure, all your bathroom fixtures technically still work, despite a few drips. But the retro pastel tile, though still on the walls, is now sporting a few cracks. And the lighting is more murky than illuminating, while the wallpaper speaks of a bygone era. Some bathrooms are crying out for a remodel. Here’s a short list of circumstances that set the stage for a whole new look.

You’ve Purchased a New Home

Whether you’ve purchased a home that was transformed into a blank canvas to appeal to potential buyers, or one that still suits its previous owners, the weeks after buying a new home are a great time to remodel the bathroom. If you can complete the remodel before you move in, you’ll save yourself time and a huge inconvenience. Take a look around the home’s bathrooms and pick a few features to make all your own. Consider adding new cabinetry or a pedestal sink with updated mirrors and light fixtures.

You’re Selling an Older Home

If you’re selling an older home and want to make it appealing to potential buyers, consider making a few improvements. One of the most cost-effective updates you can make is a bathroom remodel. To appeal to younger buyers and families, consider adding new technology, like touch faucets and soap dispensers. Another great update you can make is to install a new shower door with a contemporary track. Small improvements like these may help you get your asking price.

Your DIY Skills Are Up to The Task

You started small with a few projects around the house, but now you’re dreaming of tackling a larger challenge. A DIY home renovation can be cost effective and rewarding, and the bathroom is a great place to start. When considering updates to a bathroom, make sure your plans and budget are in order before you make the first move. Select a new sink and toilet, and design your own custom shower door to really make your project shine. With a little planning and some elbow grease, you’ll soon have a room that reflects your style and talent.

You Want to Wow Your Guests

If your guest bathroom is less than impressive, maybe it’s time for an upgrade. Create a “wow” factor by adding a fresh coat of paint and swapping out the shower curtain for a door with patterned or textured glass. Make your guests feel truly welcome by adding a basket of toiletries and items they may have forgotten. Add a few fresh, fluffy towels and they’ll feel very welcome indeed.

Making updates to a home can be rewarding, whether you plan to enjoy the new space yourself or turn it into an eye-catching selling point. A bathroom renovation can turn an ordinary space into a spa-like getaway, a retreat from the world. Consider making updates that add value to your home, reflect your personal style or that will provide enjoyment to you and your family for years to come.