Bathrooms might not be the first room on our mind when it comes to upgrading our homes, but you’d be surprised at how often we need to repair or upgrade something in the bathroom especially when you don’t take much care of it. The bathroom is one of the most crucial places in the home to keep running optimally, and you’d be surprised at how a well-designed bathroom can uplift our spirits and get us off to an excellent start to the day.
If you think you’re due for a bathroom renovation soon, then here are a couple of signs that you should look out for.
Feeling of being cramped
Bathroom storage can be a huge problem especially if you’ve been using the bathroom for a while. You’ll start to leave clothes around, you’ll start to pile up different cosmetics that you never fully used and you might have wet towels laying around that are just soaking up moisture whenever you take a shower.
If you feel like you’re cramped in your own shower, then it’s time to upgrade your storage and throw out anything you don’t need. Get rid of old cosmetics and products that you no longer use, add a cabinet or shelf so you have more room to store all your goods, and keep your bathroom free of excess towels and clothes.
Design is wearing out
Do you feel like the design of your bathroom is wearing out fast? Maybe your paint is starting to flake off due to moisture or perhaps there are signs of mould all over the ceilings. Maybe you’re just tired of the dirty tiles that you constantly have to clean, and perhaps your bathtub is just too dirty and you never want to use it anymore.
If you think that your designs are boring and you’ve lost the motivation to give them a good clean, then you may want to consider replacing them. Seek some inspiration on the various design websites on the internet, look for a new theme to base your bathroom on and consider speaking to a contractor about your plans. This is an expensive way to give your bathroom a renovation, but if you’re tired to a point that using your bathroom feels like a chore, then it’s a good investment to make.
Lack of bathroom decor
If you feel like your bathroom doesn’t really inspire you or uplift you at the start of the day, then it could be due to a lack of decor. Whether it’s small potted plants around the bathroom, some framed pictures or even designs on the wall, a bit of decor can go a long way when used correctly. Check out this website for some great ideas on mirrors that you can purchase. Some of them are even completely immune to the effects of steam, making them excellent for smaller bathrooms.
Decor changes are inexpensive and very easy to add, but some changes (such as swapping out tiles or adding unique patterns on the wall) can be quite expensive and time-consuming.
Low shower pressure
This is a plumbing issue that can be caused by a number of different factors. In some cases, it could be because something is blocking your shower head, it could be due to worn pipes or it could just be because your home isn’t receiving enough pressure from the main water supply. A low-pressure shower is depressing to use and it makes your day just a little slower, and it can eventually get tiring to use.
If you’re experiencing low-pressure issues then it’s a good idea to speak with a plumber about your issues. If you’re lucky then it won’t require a full renovation. However, you may end up having to replace your shower head or carry our serious work on the plumbing in your home. If that’s the case, then you may want to consider a complete overhaul to certain elements of your bathroom such as the taps and the shower.
A leaky faucet can be surprisingly frustrating to deal with. This is because the water is technically still being used, resulting in higher water bills that can be mysterious and often hard to explain. However, if you keep hearing leaky faucets or running water, then it might be time to call in a plumbing expert to have your system checked.
These plumbing issues only get worse with time, so make sure you check for pipe failures and loose fittings at the first sign of a leakage or the sound of running water. A full diagnosis will help you identify any issues you might have with your plumbing and is a vital step in preventing potential floods and water damage in the future. It might cost a bit of money to get a full diagnosis, but it’s better than losing money every month on your utility bill.
Unexplained odours and mould growth
If you’re experiencing a funky smell in your bathroom, then there are actually a number of different potential causes that could be triggering it. You can mask it all you want with scented candles and air freshener, but if your bathroom smells really bad then it could be something to do with lingering bacteria or even a non-functioning exhaust fan.
If your bathroom doesn’t have a window, then it makes the exhaust fan even more important at helping you eliminate odours. Make sure the fan is cleared and working correctly or else it could cause issues like smelly odours and mould in your bathroom. Unchecked odours and mould growth could cause major issues in the future, especially if the mould growth starts to affect the structure of your home, or the smells start to make their way out of your bathroom and into other rooms.
Hopefully, this article has given you some advice on the types of bathroom renovations you should be considering and when you should be performing then. Renovations aren’t always about luxury–sometimes they can be for the sake of repairing something or improving something in your home.