Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. Not only is it a room you use every day, but bathrooms, along with kitchens, are among the most important rooms buyers look at when you are selling your home. There are a number of reasons for doing a bathroom remodeling project, and you may have different motivations for different projects. Here are some of the most common reasons to remodel your bathroom.
To Add a Bathroom
One of the top reasons people do a bathroom remodeling project in their San Mateo home is to add a bathroom. Among the most common reasons to add a bathroom are to create a master suite, turn a closet into a half bath or add a bathroom to a floor that doesn’t have one, such as a basement.
Adding a bathroom is an expensive project, especially if it is in an area of the house that is far away from pipes and plumbing connections, so you should ensure you thoroughly weigh the pros and cons of such a project.
To Expand a Bathroom
Not everyone has the space or the money to completely add a new bathroom, but a good alternative can be to enlarge and expand an existing bathroom. One common bathroom project is to enlarge a half bath by adding a shower and/or tub. You also might add a tub to a shower. Such projects can be done without too much expense and can greatly add value to your home.
To Accommodate an Aging Relative or Yourself
As you age, you may need to make changes to your bathroom to better accommodate you. That could involve adding rails and a ledge to your shower, for example. You also might need to make similar changes to one of your bathrooms if an elderly relative such as a parent is going to be moving in with you.
To Update Your Bathroom
Bathroom styles, just like those in other rooms in your home, can change over time. Green and yellow toilets and sinks were once all the rage but now would be considered severely dated. Remodeling your bathroom to update with the times is a good reason. It might be as simple as painting it a different color and updating the fixtures or it could require a complete tear out of everything. Updating is something many San Mateo homeowners do to their bathrooms when they decide to sell their home.
To Improve Your Bathroom’s Utility
Sometimes, a bathroom in your home may need to be remodeled to increase its utility. That could be to add more storage or to improve the ventilation. You might also want to create a walk-in shower or add a bidet. Or you might add a double sink to accommodate a spouse moving in.
To Fix a Plumbing Problem
Most plumbing problems are minor and are issues you can take care of with minimal work and fuss. However, if you have a leak that is in the walls in your bathroom, requiring you to tear out walls or flooring to fix the problem, it can be a good time to do some remodeling as well.
To Install Water-Saving Devices
Just about any bathroom could be improved in ways that will save water, and remodeling to install water-saving devices is a good reason to do work on your bathroom. Some common water-saving devices are low-flow shower heads and low-flow toilets.
To Improve Overall Energy Efficiency
While saving water is a good goal in your bathroom, why stop there? There are some things you can do to improve your overall energy efficiency in your bathroom. Installing LED or CFL lights will save you on your electricity costs. Putting in a more efficient ventilation fan can also save money on your energy costs. You can make energy-efficient changes on their own or as part of a larger bathroom remodel.
To Make Cosmetic Changes
Many people do minor bathroom remodels simply to make a few cosmetic changes and refresh the bathroom’s look.
Even if your bathroom is still in style and not dated, it may still be in need of a refresh. You may give it a new coat of paint or replace your vanity or cabinets. You could replace vinyl flooring with tile or put an acrylic insert in your tub or shower to make it look new.
Because You Want To
You may simply want to remodel your bathroom for no other reason than that you want a change and it will make you feel good. Nothing should stop you from remodeling your bathroom if you have the desire and the money, but you should try to ensure that any changes you make are adding to the resale value of your home or at least not detracting from it.
For quality bathroom remodeling services in your San Mateo, CA home, call James Caccia Plumbing Inc. at (650) 376-6800.