3 Signs You Should Remodel Your Bathroom

Your bathroom is one of the rooms in your home that experiences the greatest amount of wear, largely because of the fact that it experiences a high amount of ambient humidity constantly. Combined with the complexity of the plumbing systems and water fixtures that are located in your bathroom means that there is a myriad of ways that damage or wear can occur. Understanding some of the signs that you should consider updating not just the appearance, but also the functionality of your bathroom can help you determine when you should get in touch with a contractor about remodeling your bathroom.

1. Mold and Staining

One of the first signs that you should consider replacing the walls, ceiling, or any other surface in your bathroom is if you see signs of mold and mildew growth on them. Mold and mildew will take on a black or dark green color and can simply resemble dirt. However, it will be much harder to remove, can spread rapidly, and represents a serious health threat if left unchecked. Beyond mold growth, you should also watch for yellowish stains that can mar the appearance of your porcelain toilet or bathtub, or discoloration that cannot be removed from your countertops: all of these point to excessive age and wear in your bathroom.

2. Leaking Fixtures

Another clear sign that your bathroom may be overdue for a remodel is if you notice that some of your water fixtures are leaking. Older taps, shower heads, toilets, and other plumbing systems can become worn over time, allowing water to chronically leak out. This can lead to mold growth, as mentioned above, but can also cause structural water damage in your bathroom and will drive your utility bills up each month. Replacing old and leaking fixtures will not only help reduce the risk of damage and keep your bills low but will also give you the chance to choose high-efficiency models that use less water than your current ones.

3. Thoughts of Selling

Finally, another sign that you should consider remodeling your bathroom is not actually related to the state that it is in. Instead, you may want to get in touch with a contractor about remodeling your bathroom if you are thinking about selling your home at any point in the foreseeable future. A newly remodeled bathroom will add a great deal of value to your home and can increase how likely a potential buyer will want to put an offer in.