Are you living in an older home with an outdated bathroom? With older homes come many future projects including bathrooms that are often in great need of remodeling. And there are other reasons to update and remodel a bathroom as well such as to make the home more appealing when you are getting ready to sell it or simply to improve function to make your family’s lives easier. CA Green Attic & Construction will share some of the reasons why a bathroom should be remodeled and what features should be the focus to enhance the function and beauty of this important space.
As homes age, minor and even major damage can occur until finally some areas become unusable. When plumbing leaks, walls warp, floors rot and surfaces can develop mold. Water damaged spaces can become hazardous and then the bathroom becomes off limits. At this point it is time to do some repairs. When walls need to come down and floors need to be replaced, it is a perfect opportunity to update tile, sinks, and even plumbing. Depending on the damage that may have occurred it is important to repair these areas.
Older bathrooms often are not the most functional, especially small bathrooms where everything feels tight and crowded. Remodeling a bathroom can provide many opportunities, including providing more space and function to a bathroom. For example you can take out a bathtub and put in a corner shower to give more storage or space to maneuver. When it comes to the elderly, aging in place bathroom remodeling can become important to help keep them safer and provide easier access and safety especially if they are in a wheelchair.
Old faucets, toilets and even flooring can reduce the value of a home. When remodeling a bathroom, you can install modern water efficient faucets, shower heads and toilets. This can increase the value of your home. Taking out the linoleum and putting in a tile floor can greatly boost value. The same can be said for countertops and vanities. There are even better light fixtures that save energy and boost the appeal in a bathroom. This also adds value to the home. Remodeling is a perfect time to add value to a home and improve daily use.
When you remodel any part of the home your main focus should be improving function making your daily living easier. However, it is also important to make sure you love the way everything looks. Old outdated bathrooms have a number of problem areas. Chipped tile, corroded faucets and rusting drains simply look awful. When a bathroom is full of broken or corroded features, remodeling can help revive the bathroom’s appearance and make the time spent in them far more pleasant.
When you remodel, your first focus should be what’s behind the walls and not so much on the outside yet. Make sure that all electrical and plumbing is in good condition and doesn’t require replacement or repair. Next, check the integrity of the support and framing to make sure there is no water damage or mold that has weakened the wood. Replace the walls if needed and repaint. It is recommended you have half or full tile walls to help protect the wall from water damage. Make sure to replace toilets, and faucets with water friendly or low flow fixtures.
When remodeling a bathroom successfully, you really need to hire a professional contracting service. This is definitely not a DIY project as attempting a bathroom remodel yourself will likely result in delays, unforeseen costs, frustration and disappointment. Call CA Green Attic & Construction to do it right the first time. We’ll design and build the bathroom of your dreams!