We are one month into 2017, and many of us have implemented changes to our lifestyle, big or small. People are also reconsidering their living spaces by updating or looking to revitalise their bedroom, living rooms or even adding extra space.
Redesigning your bathroom can breathe new life into your home and daily life. Starting your morning off in your dream bathroom can really be a great start to the day. A redesign or remodeling often includes new cabinets and counter tops, redoing your shower and/or tub, or to tearing everything down to the studs and starting from scratch.
We’ve compiled 6 essential reasons why redesigning your current bathroom should be on your to-do list for the rest of 2017.
1. The AGE of your current bathroom
Your bathroom is one room in the house that gets old faster. You may have broken or loose tiles, leaking shower valves or a dilapidated cupboard. When it comes to minor leaks within your bathroom it can potentially lead to mold in your mold – something you definitely don’t want!
In addition, due to hot water, your bathroom experiences high amounts of heat and humidity. The steam produced creates moisture, which for old bathrooms may lead to bacteria build up and mold. This is a certainly a health hazard for you and others and means even more difficulty and time in cleaning your old bathroom. New bathrooms are often remodeled with a protective layer on walls to prevent this.
Plumbing technology moves surprisingly fast, meaning that these days new systems are far easier to install and maintain. Updating your bathroom also means that it has modern systems, which puts you at less risk of anything going wrong in the years to come.
2. Create more intelligent SPACE
For couples and small families, the bathroom is used regularly and it can be one of the busiest rooms in the house. Perhaps your family has increased in size, or your children are getting older (and demand more time in the bathroom!). You may have more linen, toiletries and supplies to stock. A redesign can accommodate this. Adding a new more cabinets or layout, which ensures a more efficient, comfortable and beautiful space that dramatically cuts down on clutter and gives you more intelligent space.
You may also have aging family members or a physically handicapped person who uses a wheelchair. These family members cannot use the bathroom facilities as the average person does. The latest technology and products in the market can ensure that they are able to use the bathroom in comfort and with increased accessibility.
3. INCREASE the value of your property
If you’re considering selling your existing home or looking to invest in revitalising the bathroom in a property you’re looking to put on the market, remodeling your bathroom is definitely going to increase the overall value.
Potential buyers place great importance on a remodeled bathroom and they tend to sell more quickly than houses with an older, outdated bathroom. In their perspective – it ensures they have a modern and new bathroom that they can enjoy the moment they move in.
The bathroom is one of the key areas of the home that help buyers make an informative decision. You should ensure your bathroom is not outdated, out of fashion or has old plumbing systems that may put potential buyers off.
4. Be EFFICIENT with water
Being environmentally friendly is not a trend; it’s a necessity in this day and age. It will also save you money to become more water and energy efficient. Older style toilets often use up to 13 litres of water for one flush, compared to the 4-6 litres newer style dual flush toilets use!
A more efficient bathroom can save you money in the long run and reduce the strain on the environment. It also gives you the opportunity to replace old inefficient pipes and fixtures, saving on electricity bills and curbing water usage.
There are new of ways to improve energy efficiency and comfort including water saving fixtures, radiant flooring and low-flow toilets.
5. Improve SAFETY
If you have had your bathroom for years, there are significant safety risks that may pose a risk for you, your family and your guests. Some common risks include tiles, as they can be slippery, chipped or broken. Broken or chipped tiles can also increase the risk of mold or bacteria build-up. Water leakages can make your floor slippery and walls damp.
Old bathrooms can be a potential breeding ground for germs. New bathrooms that have new technological materials, which can have antibacterial surfaces and fixture designs, are easier to clean.
6. Invite CHANGE
We all love a change once in a while. Perhaps you’re not happy with your current bathroom’s look. Some decide that their bathroom doesn’t fit the current color scheme or style of the rest of the house and often this becomes a significant ‘eye-sore’. A redesign can ensure that your bathroom becomes a area in your house where you can relax, efficiently use and clean with ease.
As a family business with over 20 years experience in successfully designing and supplying bathrooms to clients across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and surrounding areas, Watermark Kitchens and Bathrooms have a team of design consultants on hand to discuss your requirements.
Our Amersham and Oakley showrooms exhibit the latest in bathroom design. Speak one of our experts today to arrange a free consultation. Contact us today on 01844 338137 or alternatively fill out our online form HERE.