When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your bathroom? It’s a room you use frequently but probably don’t give much thought. Maybe it’s time you did. Your bathroom is an important room in your home and essential to your family’s health and happiness. It deserves a little TLC. Whether it’s a few simple tweaks or a full renovation, here are a few reasons to consider a bathroom remodel.
1. Increase the value of your home.
Last year, A Realtor.com survey named Appleton one of the top locations for Millennials buying homes, with “move-in ready” houses being a big draw. If you’re looking to sell your house in the Fox Cities area — or just want to increase its value overall — a bathroom remodel is the way to go. Realtors and market value experts often note bathrooms as one of the most cost-effective renovation projects you can do. According to Zillow, a mid-range bathroom remodel typically results in a $1.71 increase in home value for every dollar spent, particularly in older homes. Updating your bathroom with current trends and a modern look can also make your home stand out in the crowded real estate market.
2. Improve safety & stay in your home longer.
With slippery bathtubs, showers, and flooring, bathrooms can be a dangerous place. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls are the number one cause of accidental injuries and result in more than 20% of emergency room visits. Remodeling your bathroom and adding a walk-in tub, walk-in shower, grab bars, hands-free faucets, or other bathroom accessories can help prevent injury and make your bathroom safer for everyone. Plus, these type of safety-focused features can allow homeowners who are elderly and disabled to keep their independence and remain in their homes longer, so it’s a great long-term investment.
3. Lower utility costs.
The average water bill in Green Bay, Wisconsin is $100-$150. For homeowners looking to cut their utility costs, renovating your bathroom may be just the ticket. Water-saving toilets, shower heads, and faucets now on the market can help homeowners like you dramatically cut down on water use, which leads to significantly lower utility costs. Not only is that good for your pocketbook, it’s good for the environment too.
4. There’s an issue with your plumbing.
Plumbing doesn’t last forever and not everyone knows how to install plumbing properly. We’ve seen a lot of botched DIY plumbing jobs, as well as neglected and outdated plumbing systems around the Fox Cities. If it’s been a while since you’ve made any home improvement updates or something wasn’t installed correctly to begin with, you may have some major plumbing issues on your hands — including mold, mildew, leaks, clogs, and more. That’s why it’s important to be checking your bathroom and plumbing system regularly for signs of trouble. In cases like this, a bathroom renovation may be a necessity to keep you and your family safe or avoid major issues.
Many of our customers come to us due to limited space, limited storage, or a nonfunctional layout in their bathroom. If your bathroom isn’t working for you and your family, that’s a problem. By renovating your bathroom or powder room, you can maximize the space you have. There are a lot of cost-effective and simple tweaks you can do to make the most of small bathrooms and nonfunctional spaces. It’s an important room in your house and it should be meeting your needs.
6. It’s outdated.
Last, but certainly not least, your bathroom should be a room you actually enjoy spending time in. If the space no longer reflects your personal style or could use some modern touches, then a remodeling project may be a good choice.
Get the Bathroom You Deserve
If it’s time for a bathroom update, we’re here to help. Our bathroom design and remodeling experts are standing by to give you the bathroom of your dreams. Let’s get started!
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