Your bathroom is one of the most relied upon, but also many times more than not outdated and forgotten rooms in your home. Think for a moment about what you would do without your bathroom—and we are certain the answer to this question is not a pretty thought! That being said, your bathroom definitely deserves both the attention and functional treatment every other room in your home enjoys. Therefore – here’s our customers list of the Top 10 Reasons to Remodel Bathroom.
Top 10 Reasons to Remodel your Bathroom
We at FHR Construction specialize in helping our customers convert their older, out of date bathrooms into spaces containing both function and flair. And in the spirit of giving your bathroom the attention it so rightfully deserves, we have compiled a list of 10 reasons why you should consider allowing us to help remodel your bathroom as well:
The first reason it our Top 10 Reasons to Remodel Bathroom is you and your family. Your family size has grown, but your bathroom has stayed the same. Between the addition of children, pets and visitors, your bathroom accommodates a wide variety of people. And there stands a good possibility that the amount of people it currently serves is larger than it was when you moved in. Maybe an additional sink and more counterpace is in order, and maybe another electrical outlet to go along with it? Regardless of your spatial requirements or constraints, remodeling your bathroom to fit your current needs is definitely possible, and highly recommended for your convenience and therefore, peace of mind.
Space & Storage
You need more storage space. Whether or not your family size has increased, chances are as time goes by you tend to amass more things. Does your bathroom look like the beauty counter at the local pharmacy? Or maybe like the concierge table in a restaurant restroom? Do you constantly knock over items while reaching for the hot water tap, or have towels piled atop of a piece of unstable temporary prefabricated furniture? Then remodeling and upgrading your bathroom storage space is in order. This includes the addition of storage shelves and medicine/beauty cabinets. These upgrades will help keep your toiletries and accessories out of your way and safely placed where they belong.
Old plumbing is in dire need of a revamp. Both climatic elements, combined with daily usage, definitely take a toll on your bathroom plumbing. Small cracks and leaks in piping can go undetected, but lead to increased water consumption costs, not to mention possible structural issues including mold and erosion. In addition, piping manufactured before 1990 could contain asbestos and other toxic, harmful materials that have since been outlawed in plumbing piping. Therefore, replacing bathroom plumbing and piping adds an element of safety and function to your life by protecting your home and loved ones alike.
Economic efficiency and sustainability. Continuing from reason #3, older, outdated piping, fixtures and even toilets were designed during a time when energy efficiency and environmental sustainability were not conscious concerns for manufacturers or consumers. Because of this, your older bathroom might be costing you money, and hurting the environment at the same time. Newer plumbing fixtures and piping can curb water usage, saving you money monthly by cutting down on your water usage and thus, helping the environment. In addition, newer energy efficient electrical outlets and lighting fixtures can help cut down your energy bills. In this way, upgrading your bathroom can be considered a sound financial savings decision.
Return of Investment
Top 10 Reasons to Remodel Bathroom – #5. Speaking of sound financial decisions, your home’s value is most likely of importance to you whether you ever plan to relocate or not. Upgrading your bathroom to become a more modern, efficient and visually appealing space will also increase your home’s value. For just as you rely on the bathroom daily, so does every prospective homebuyer as well.
Your tile and grout is old and worn out. Bathroom tile and grout do indeed have a shelf life. This being said, we see many examples of tile and grout that have far outlived theirs. Grout can wear and become even more porous over time than it is when it is new, which can cause mold and mildew buildup both under and on the surface. These substances are health hazards that, when gone unchecked, can lead to respiratory and immune system issues. Also, bathroom tile can become porous after exposure to moisture and repeated use of chemical cleaners, causing the same issues to manifest.
Number 7 in our Top 10 Reasons to Remodel Bathroom is to add a coat of protection. Your bathroom is subjected to high amounts of heat and humidity, because of the periodic use of warm water, which of course creates steam. Over time, this moisture can cause bacteria and even mold buildup, whether or not Phoenix is known for mold issues due to its dry climate. Even without a mold issue, your bathroom walls can weaken due to the internal elements. Therefore, it is important to refinish them, and then coat them with a protective paint finish that will resist humidity and moisture. This is something older finishes did not address, so if you have older paint in your bathroom, you might want to address it now.
Spatial Expectations. Have you ever questioned why certain bathroom features are in the places they are? Maybe it is your toilet, or maybe the sink, that you wish were only a foot to one side, or placed differently on your countertop for functional and/or aesthetic reasons. Well, if you choose to remodel and upgrade your bathroom, and do so by using a licensed professional contractor like FHR Construction, then you can decide where and how your facilities are laid out. This allows for total customization of your bathroom space in order to suit your individual lifestyles and tastes on all levels.
Number 9 in our Top 10 Reasons to Remodel Bathroom is the Bathtub blues. If your bathroom is older, chances are you have a plain oval bathtub; or maybe you do not have a tub at all, but rather only a shower stall even if enough space for a tub exists. Maybe your tub is so small that taking a bath means having your arms and legs sticking out into the air, not to mention the lack of body contouring causing you aches and pains instead of comfort? What perfect reasons to upgrade your bathroom. There have been many advances in bathtub technology and styling over the past few decades. Today, manufacturers offer wonderfully functional and aesthetically pleasing options to help you refresh and relax in comfort and style.
Aesthetic appeal. Let’s be honest here: Does your bathroom match the rest of your home? Have you upgraded your kitchen, family room and bedrooms to modern aesthetic styling, but still look at canary yellow or baby blue tiles when you shower? Many times, bathrooms are stuck in a time warp because other rooms in a house receive renovation priority. Well, think about how many people who visit your home have to use the bathroom at least once during their stay. Not to mention of course, how often you see the inside of those walls. Because of this, and taking of the above into account as well, upgrading your bathroom to the 21st century is most definitely in order—not to mention in your best interest economically, functionally, safety and convenience-wise alike.
FHR Construction is Metropolitan Phoenix’s bathroom expert. If your done reading Top 10 Reasons to Remodel Bathroom and decided to move on with your project, contact our professional and courteous technicians can help find the right upgrade options to fit your budget and requirements. We specialize in full remodeling including plumbing, cabinetry, countertops, finishing, and fixture options and services. We are happy to assist you with all of your bathroom upgrade and remodeling wants and needs. No job is too large or small, and we treat every customer with the respect and transparency only a family owned business can. Make the wise decision many Phoenicians already have, and allow FHR Construction to construct the bathroom of your dreams today.
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