9 Reasons Why You Should Renovate Your Bathroom
So, you’re considering renovating your bathroom but you’re just not sure. You’re thinking to yourself ‘it’s so time consuming’ or ‘it’s so messy and disruptive’ or ‘we could just do a few quick touch-ups instead’, but are you really just making excuses to yourself? Sure, renovating can seem like a huge and somewhat overwhelming task but, when you look at the overall picture, there are so many benefits it really is a worthwhile investment. If you still aren’t convinced, here are 9 reasons why you should give your bathroom a little renovation loving.
1. Your shower is leaking
Your shower is leaking, and it is time to do something about it. Leaking showers are generally due to poor workmanship, products not installed to manufacturers specifications or movement in the structure and, if your shower was installed in the 1980’s or 1990’s, waterproofing was basically non-existent. Sure you can consider just a repair, however the process is quite involved and, if your shower is old, it is likely that the tiles won’t match (making the repair very obvious) and the shower screen will need replacing (it likely won’t fit in with new, differing tiles being installed). Instead, a bathroom renovation will ensure your shower repairs aren’t obvious and your whole bathroom will be matching and stylish.
2. Quick fixes don’t work
Although you may try and convince yourself that quick fixes are the best option, they are realistically only the short-term cheaper choice. In the long-term, you are likely going to have to repeat the work again, costing more money and time than before. For example, there are many companies that promise to fix a leaking shower without the need of removing tiles using epoxy coatings, sealers, silicone and re-grouting. Options like this offer no guarantees and the methods and products used are generally only good for short term, meaning paying more money later on down the track. Instead, having proper renovations completed by qualified professionals mean a bathroom with long-term benefits without the constant ‘quick-fix’ monetary requirements.
3. You may have asbestos
If your home was built in the 1980’s or 1990’s, there is a chance that you will have asbestos. And, if you commence renovations and asbestos is found, all traces must be removed before the renovations can continue. It is therefore recommended that you ensure an asbestos test is done before commencing renovations so you know what will be required if asbestos is found. The renovations will ensure it is all removed, which is a bonus positive in addition to that awesome, newly renovated bathroom look.
4. Renovations open up the space
A great bathroom renovation can turn a small, pokey space into a practical and functional room that looks much bigger and better than before. Redesigning the structure of your bathroom, along with the placement of fixtures and fittings, can change the whole dynamic of the room and open up the space into something completely new. Your bathroom will become your new favourite room once your renovations are complete!
5. Adds personality and character
A lot of people view your bathroom as the most boring room in the house, when in reality it can be the most stylish addition you have. Whether you like pastels, greys or a stark white, adding your own personality and character can turn your bathroom into a great little space filled with your personal style. Think black tapware, on-trend mosaic tiles and colour-contrasting grout to traditional elegant hues, conservative fittings and wood accents… the options are endless and you can have so much fun making it your own.
6. Adds value
You may consider bathroom renovation costs to be expensive, however additions and upgrades to the fixtures and fittings can add considerable value to your home if you ever wish to sell. They also look great too, which is adds value while you’re still living there.
7. Your bathroom needs waterproofing
As mentioned before, if your shower was installed in the 1980’s or 1990’s, it likely won’t have waterproofing and this is a problem. A shower that lacks waterproofing has a higher chance of leaking and causing considerable damage to your home, and the process to fix a leaking shower isn’t an easy one. Other parts of your bathroom also need waterproofing, so it is best to consider a bathroom renovation to ensure that all areas are appropriately waterproofed by a professional. If this isn’t the case, you will only have continuing problems, which cost even more money in the short and long term. A qualified waterproofer will actually save you money, which is another solid reason to consider a bathroom renovation.
8. Your bathroom is old
If your bathroom is over 10 years old, it is overdue for a renovation ASAP. Bathrooms past their use by date tend to have leaking showers, mould that just won’t budge, the tiles are falling off the walls and the floor tiles certainly need some love. A common scenario also occurs when tiles are unable to matched when completing a fix, as they are so old that no one makes them anymore (which leaves you with mismatched tiles). And let’s not forget the outdated style and colour schemes that are a bit of an eyesore, which come with a bathroom that is just a little too old. When you think about it, renovating an old bathroom won’t just make it look better, it will also ensure that the fixtures and fittings like your shower and taps are properly working without leaking or seepage. And the tiles will all match too!
9. The most important room in the house!
When you think about it, you use your bathroom everyday. Whether it’s to shower, wash your hands, use the toilet or check your reflection before you leave the house, your bathroom is a staple part of your everyday life. So, it should be treated with the respect it deserves! Having a functional and stylish bathroom space which offers everything you want and need is a great reason to give your bathroom a makeover and, sneaky tip, if you are looking to sell your home a lot of buyers consider the bathroom one of the most important rooms they look at.
There are plenty of other reasons why you should renovate your bathroom, however we would be here all day if we listed them all. When it comes down to it though, both your pocket and your household will thank you if you choose to give your bathroom the revival it deserves. Check out bathroom projects if you need a little bit of inspiration to get the process moving!
If you have any questions regarding bathroom renovations or think it may be time for an upgrade, give the qualified team at Mastercraft Tiling & Bathroom Renovations a call on 1300 260 870 or complete an enquiry form today. All our completed renovations are QBCC home warranty insured and our workmanship is guaranteed 6 years 6 months, meaning you can have peace of mind that your renovations will only be of the highest industry standards. Get in contact today!