When people set out to remodel or renovate their homes, they often start with the kitchen. Then they might turn their attention to backyard landscaping projects, or re-designing the living room or dining room to match the kitchen.
What gets lost in all these considerations is the bathroom. Unless it is falling apart, the bathroom is rarely at the top of the list for home improvement projects.
Of course, it makes sense why this is. The bathroom is not a social part of the home. It is not where friends sit down to watch the game with you; it’s not where you spend every night making dinner, or the room you sleep in every night. It is logical that you are more concerned with how the rest of your house looks because it’s in those spaces that you spend the majority of your time.
But the bathroom is an important part of every home that should not be overlooked. Here are four benefits to having your bathroom remodeled.
1. Increase the Value of Your Home
The financial incentive to remodeling your bathroom is quite substantial. Whether you are thinking of selling or not, updating your bathroom with new materials and plumbing will increase the value of your home, so that when the time comes to sell, you can ask above market price.
2. Better Use of Space
Most bathrooms that are 10+ years old suffer from poor layout and design choices. The door might open in when it should really open out, the mirror might be far too small for your liking, or perhaps there is a bath you never use that is just taking up space. Remodeling a bathroom gives you the opportunity to maximize the space to your interests, whatever those may be.
3. Improve the Appearance of Your Home
Even though it might not be the most social room in your home, a beautifully designed bathroom makes an impression on everyone and will improve the appearance of your home. It is the final piece to a complete home makeover that can cost as little as $1,000 – depending on size and materials, of course.
4. More Efficient Use of Water
A new bathroom means installing a new model of toilet and a low-flow shower head that allows you to conserve water without compromising water pressure.
Rounding It Up
Bathroom remodeling should not be an afterthought in your home improvement plans. As one of the most important spaces in your home, a bathroom should make you feel calm and relaxed. If that means making it a priority over re-designing the living room, then so be it! Get in touch with your plumbing professional for more information and to get started.