How Do I Know When It's Time to Remodel My Bathroom?

From a cramped layout to leaky plumbing, there are many indications that a bathroom remodel is in your future. If you're starting to notice that your bathroom is not looking or functioning at its best, it may be time to invest in a remodel. A remodel will address these issues and also allow you to put your own personal touch into the space. Check out some of the signs that it's time to remodel your Kane County bathroom

Refreshing the Look and Feel

update the look and feel of your bathroom

If you're just not happy with the look or materials in your bathroom anymore, that's enough of a reason to start the remodeling process. Bathroom design trends come and go, so what looked fresh and new 10 years ago likely seems dated now. Trying new materials or adding in luxurious features like a walk-in shower and custom tile designs can make any bathroom feel new and modern again. Even smaller changes like paint updates and new plumbing fixtures go a long way in improving a bathroom that feels a little dated. 

Addressing Plumbing Issues

addressing bathroom plumbing issues

Some bathrooms were built in a hurry to get the homeowners in as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, this can lead to less than efficient plumbing that takes up space, distracts from the beauty of the design, or doesn't work properly any longer. Have you stopped using a shower or sink due to leaks or keep repairing a toilet that won't stop running? All of these things can be easily addressed with a remodel. 

Correcting a Poor Layout

Designing your bathroom layout

Cramped showers and tiny vanities may have made sense to a previous owner, but you don't have to live with these layout issues now. Update your Dekalb home with a complete bathroom remodel. With a little plumbing work and the removal of unnecessary walls, you can transform a cramped or confusing bathroom into an open, luxurious space that everyone can enjoy. You may be able to expand the room itself during the project if there's a closet or other space sharing a wall with the bathroom.

Increasing Energy Efficiency

energy efficient bathroom

Bathrooms can use up a lot of electricity and gas between the massive amounts of hot water, bright lighting for a clear view during important grooming tasks, and heating required to keep you from feeling the chill in the winter. Yet modern appliances make it easy to enjoy these same luxuries while paying a fraction of the usual energy costs. Low flow showerheads and faucets provide the same pressure while cutting water costs, while efficient LED lighting illuminates the bathroom however you like it.

Updating Your Space for Aging in Place

aging in place bathroom design

Finally, aging in place upgrades are a great focus for a bathroom remodel. Whether you're preparing to stay in your home for life or need to move in a parent or relative, accessibility upgrades are essential in the bathroom. Shower bars, shower benches, one-touch faucets, and hand rails all assist in making a bathroom easier and safer to use regardless of age or ability.

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