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June 30, 2023

6 Signs It’s Time to Remodel Your Bathroom

It goes without saying, the areas of your home that get constant use are going to deteriorate the fastest and eventually no longer serve your needs.  Common issues include mold and mildew, particularly here in Florida, as well as worn-out fixtures, peeling, stains, and outdated aesthetics.   In fact, as you are reading this,  you are probably picturing the areas of your bathroom that need the most help right now!   

Here are the most common signs it's time to remodel your bathroom:

  • Outdated fixtures and design 
  • Leaks, water damage or high water bills
  • Mold and mildew
  • Deteriorating surfaces, stains, missing grout, peeling
  • Bad lighting and ventilation
  • Change in lifestyle or needs

1. Outdated Fixtures and Design

If your bathroom still has old, worn-out fixtures and materials that are breaking down, leaks from faulty worn-out materials or the design is simply outdated, it's a clear sign that it's time for a remodel. Upgrading to modern materials and fixtures can improve the functionality and aesthetics of your bathroom.

2. Leaks, Water Damage, or High Water Bills

If you notice water damage, leaks, or running water in your bathroom, it's crucial to address any plumbing  issues promptly. Ignoring water-related problems can lead to structural damage.  

Leaks can be visible and also hidden within your walls.  We have professional plumbers on our team who will look at your bathroom and ensure we work on leak repair to prevent major damage.  

High water bills can also be the result of leaking pipes or running water.  A bathroom remodel can help resolve these issues, ensuring a safe and healthy environment.

3. Mold, Mildew or Humidity

Unfortunately, mold is a sneaky problem that affects many Florida homeowners.   Mold loves humidity and that's one thing we have plenty of here in Orlando and Tampa.  The best way to eliminate mold growth is to control the moisture in your bathroom.

Every bathroom should have an effective way of removing heat and humidity.  For example if you are seeing spots of mold on your ceiling, that might mean your bathroom fan isn't working properly. Mold and mildew in your bathroom can cause health issues if not taken care of quickly,   A bathroom remodel done by professionals will ensure you have the right materials and appliances in place to prevent these problems in the future. 

4. Deteriorating Surfaces, Stains, Peeling or Missing Grout. 

Over time, bathroom surfaces such as tiles, countertops, grout and flooring can become cracked, chipped, or discolored. These signs of wear and tear not only make your bathroom look unappealing but can also affect its functionality. Don't let it get to this point!  If you have already caulked that crack for the third time, this is your sign to give us a call!

5. Bad Lighting and Ventilation

Inadequate lighting can not only make your bathroom feel gloomy, but it's also impractical making basic tasks difficult.  Similarly, poor ventilation can lead to unpleasant odors, mold growth, and high humidity levels. If your bathroom lacks proper lighting or ventilation, a remodel can address these issues and create a brighter, fresher space.

6. Change in Lifestyle or Needs

If your family has grown,  you plan on aging in place, or your household has specific accessibility needs or preferences, remodeling your bathroom can help accommodate these changes. Adding features such as a larger bathtub, a curbless walk-in shower, grab bars, or a vanity with extra storage can make your bathroom more functional and comfortable for your current and future needs. 

Let's Get to Work! 

If you said yes to any of these signs that you should remodel your bathroom, give us a call! We're happy to talk to you about your needs and help you find the right solutions for your family and your home. 

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