Another advantage to remodeling a bathroom is that, many times, the plumbing fixtures (toilets, faucets, etc.) are the older, inefficient models. Newer fixtures are much more efficient over the older models still in use in many homes. Updating these can save you money on your water usage. And, many of the newer tub & shower faucets are equipped with pressure balance
and scald protection.
Electrical fixtures are other important items that should be updated. Many older electrical fixtures don’t have the modern antishock/
electrocution features present in today’s fixtures. GFCI outlets are required by code now in all bathrooms to prevent accidental electrocution or electric shock. And with the popularity gaining with long lasting, low energy LED light fixtures, updating your lighting is a simple easy way to change the look of your space while at the same time, saving money on your electric utility bills.