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When homeowners encounter the word “bathroom remodeling,” many envision replacing the brown shag carpet and gold brass faucets they inherited in the 80s. While room aesthetics top the list of reasons to renovate, homeowners should also look beyond design to see if their bathroom is as well-functioning as it should be. Moisture damage, for example, could harm the wall structure of the room. A new baby means childproofing the bathroom in preparation of the curious toddler stage.
Read below for the most common reasons homeowners remodel their bathrooms.
Does your swing-out shower door hit the toilet or vanity, forcing you to contort into odd positions to enter and exit your shower? Do your teenage daughters fight over vanity space? Does your narrow entranceway make it difficult for handicapped visitors to use your bathroom? When it comes to bathroom remodeling, space is one of the top concerns.
The popularity of sleek, modern bathroom products can help with spatial issues. An oval, clean-lined freestanding tub, wall-hung toilet, and slim bathroom vanity with multiple storage options can go a long way in de-cramping your bathroom space.
That brass 1980s faucet isn’t just an eyesore—it could also cost you hundreds of extra dollars on your next water bill. Selecting a new faucet or showerhead that uses less water is a simple way to achieve a more efficient, functional bathroom. Look for a WaterSense label on your plumbing fixtures to save up to 30% on your water usage—and water bill. This also gives you an excuse to update your bathroom style with relatively low investment—a beautiful, timeless faucet goes a long way in terms of property value!
If the tiles on your shower/bathtub wall are starting to crack or fall off, this could be a sign of moisture damage. Eventually, moisture damage could affect the structure of your bathroom wall structure. Remodeling your bathroom gives an older, damaged bathroom a renewed look and a “facelift.” This increases your property’s value and prevents the moisture damage from spreading throughout the wall structure in your house.
If poor ventilation has negatively affected the moisture level in your bathroom, also look into replacing your bathroom fan with a newer model. Newer models are quieter, more effective, and better-designed. The HGTV website has a great page on how to choose the perfect bathroom ventilation fan for your needs.
Nowadays, more and more families are opting to remain in the home after retirement. If you want to keep your independence by living in your own home, there are steps you can take to ensure your home is as comfortable as possible for your changing needs. Installing designer grab bars in the bathroom, for example, is a stylish way to increase your bathroom’s safety. An elevated toilet (16-18 inches in height) is more comfortable for every adult in the family. A well-lit bathroom vanity makes it easy to apply makeup or shave at any vision level.
If you enjoy taking baths, consider installing a walk-in bathtub. You don’t have to stop doing your favorite things after you retire—smart bathroom modifications allow you to keep enjoying the activities you love at any age!
The birth of a new baby is exciting—but also produces some challenges when it comes to bathroom safety. Poor storage systems can leave hazardous materials out on your countertops; toilet lids can slam on a child’s delicate fingers; hot water can scald young skill. Bathroom storage accessories such as wire racks help you organize your toiletries safely and smartly. Slow-close toilet lids help prevent finger injuries to curious toddlers. Anti-scald valves on your water pipeline allows you to set a maximum water temperature for your bathroom, preventing scalding.
Are you seeking the perfect bath product solutions for your bathroom remodel? Visit a Crawford Supply Group showroom, located in Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and select the right bath products for your needs. You can also set up a free Showroom Consultation with one of our knowledgeable team members.