There are many reasons that people remodel a bathroom. Some of them include adding safety features and changing the look of an outdated room. Whatever the reason, it is typically something that is on the back of peoples minds for quite sometime and then it becomes a necessity. Let’s look at the top 5 reasons the people do decide to remodel their bathroom.
Sometime its an elderly couple looking to stay in the home for longer and make safety adjustments or its someone that is handicapped adjusting to accommodate their lifestyle, but safety is a big reason to remodel the bathroom. Adding grab bars or a seat to the shower can make it a much safer place. Also, the addition of a walk-in tub can not only enhance safety but the bathing experience with massage jets and heat options.
Sometimes it’s just been a long time since there have been any updates to the bathroom. After several years, the grout will start to deteriorate or grow mold and mildew. Tiles can crack or fall of, and tubs can start to discolor. Once the bathroom has become an eye sore it can become a priority to update. Especially if it’s the master bathroom.
- Someone Moving In
Whether it’s a child coming back home to live with their parents or an elderly parent coming to live with their children, a new addition in the home can be a cause for an update to the bathroom. If you realize that now your elderly mother is moving with you and the bathroom is a safety hazard, you may want to make some updates to accommodate her.
If you have a rental property, typically after having a tenant for many years the owner will renovate the bathroom to make the apartment more appealing to a new tenant and justify the cost of the rental. There are many ways to spruce up a rental bathroom to give it a fresh look without necessarily remodeling the entire room. For example, replacing only the shower is a common practice.
- New Homeowner
One of the first thing people will do when purchasing a new home is remodel the bathroom. They want to add their own style and make it a room they feel clean and comfortable in. This is also true with the kitchen, but it depends on the individual’s priorities and the state of either the kitchen or the bathroom. Bathrooms are often a priority for a new homebuyer.
Whatever the reason, many people look to updating the bathroom because they will use it frequently and want to make it their own. Whether its just out of style or you need to make it a safer room, updating the bathroom is something that is always on peoples minds.