7 Signs It’s Time to Remodel Your Bathroom

How do you feel about your bathroom? Do you wish you had a better layout, brighter lighting, and more storage? Maybe a vanity that was a little taller and a shower that was easier to clean? If so, you’re not alone and may be overdue for a remodel. The rule of thumb is that you should update your bathroom every ten years or so. And not just for aesthetics alone. Each year, we see terrific new options, including eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient fixtures, and water-saving technologies that push the bar of luxury and sustainability ever higher.  

If you’re considering a remodel but unsure if the time is right, let’s look at a handful of common reasons why you may want to talk to a professional.

Cramped Layout

It’s one of the most common reasons we hear from homeowners. It could be that the previous owners had different needs or that the bathroom is several decades old and at odds with modern expectations. With a bit of thoughtful planning, you can optimize the available space and create a better flow for your morning and evening routines.

Low on Storage

If you have a tiny closet packed full of baskets that substitute for a lack of storage, there’s help! Consider recessed cabinets, grooming organizers, pull-out shelves, or vanity drawers with outlets that power your grooming tools up while keeping the clutter down.

Poor Lighting

Proper lighting is crucial for creating the right ambiance in your bathroom. If it’s too bright or too dim, it’s time to address the situation. Ambient, accent, and task lighting create a visually balanced space, and dimmable options keep you in control precisely where you need it.

Missing Grout, Peeling, or Cracks, 

These seemingly minor issues can escalate into more consequential problems if left unaddressed. It’s not always what you see but what you don’t see happening inside your walls that could lead to costly structural damage.  

Leaks, Running Water, or High Water Bills

Worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking valves aren’t just annoying; they can lead to significant damage and mold issues on top of high water bills. According to the EPA, the average home wastes nearly 10,000 gallons of water yearly, and 10 percent of homes waste 90 gallons or more daily. However, the bathroom is a terrific place to start with repairs and can save roughly 10 percent on your water bill!

Mold, Mildew, or Humidity

The presence of mold, mildew, or excessive humidity in your bathroom poses health risks and indicates that repairs or upgrades are due. These issues can lead to respiratory problems and should not be taken lightly. Proper ventilation is crucial to combat potentially dangerous mold and maintain a healthy bathroom environment.

Outdated Fixtures or Design

If your bathroom’s fixtures or overall design look outdated, it can affect how you feel in your space. Whether you’re looking for a modern, sleek design or aiming for an “aging in place” vision, updating fixtures and refreshing the overall look of your bathroom can significantly enhance its functionality and aesthetics.  

Whether your goal is to create a beautiful room to enjoy for yourself or to prepare for sale, a well-executed bathroom renovation can significantly boost the market value of your home and become a deciding factor for potential buyers. 

Ultimately, deciding to remodel is deeply personal, and we would love to help you explore your options and give you peace of mind. Our roots travel deep into the foundations of the St. Louis kitchen and bath remodeling industry. In choosing Callier & Thompson, you can be confident that an established, trustworthy company with professional designers, skilled artisans, and a 60-year history works for you.  Contact us today!

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