I do not know with you, but I always use the bathroom when I visit a house. When I use the bathroom, I unintentionally check it out. “A tile is broken,” “I think the shower is leaking,” “I forgot shower curtains still exist!” and a lot more random and unsolicited observations. My point is, there might be other people who are just like me. Those people might be one of your visitors.
Maybe you do not have the luxury of time and money to beautify your bathroom, or perhaps you are content already with how it is now. Another possible reason is you don’t think it needs renovation and you do not mind what others would say about your bathroom, but I suggest you should. Following are the reasons why you need a bathroom renovation:
It Creates An Impression
Always remember that whatever you have is a representation of who you are. These include your house and every tiny little detail of it-including the bathroom. When you have visitors at home, they take a look in your house. They might even ask you to show them every room, and of course, they, for sure, would be using your bathroom how they see your bathroom would create an impression. If it is well furnished, they will think that you are very orderly and well-organized. On the other hand, if they noticed something that might have slipped your attention, they might think you are messy, disorganized, or something like that. You might be used already if your visitors are your closest friends, but what if they are not? Are you okay with negative impressions? This is why you must give full attention to every detail of your house, especially the bathroom, because it reflects on you as the owner.
The Materials Installed Are Probably Older Types
As time goes by, many products have emerged that are way better than those produced years ago. Thanks to the non-stop innovative minds of creators and the powerful technology that helps for reproduction. If your house was made long time ago, the materials used are that of the old model or older types compared to the new ones now. It might be out of style already, or it may be easily broken due to age. One more worry about old materials is that you may still have asbestos in your bathroom. Asbestos is a term used for the group of minerals made of microscopic fibers. It is usually used as roofing, flooring, or walls. Having asbestos material becomes a worry because of the harm it may cause you.
It took years for the discovery of the harmful effects of asbestos. It is also said that the illnesses asbestos-caused may not surface yet until after how many years. These illnesses include lung diseases and even cancer. It happens when you inhale asbestos fibers, which may scar your lungs and tissues (read more).
Fixing Broken Parts Will Not Work
If something is broken and you decide to fix it, it might temporarily solve the problem. However, it will not last. You will end up having it fixed again after it’s broken one more time. This is why it is better to replace it. And what good is it if you return only a part of your bathroom? This is why, instead of fixing what’s broken multiple times or just replacing a part of your bathroom, it is better to renovate it as a whole.
It Increases Your House’s Value
Who knows, you might be moving to a new place after a few months or years. Renovating your house would increase its value; therefore, you may sell it for a higher price!
Visitors Always Use This Room (Aside From The Living Room)
A visitor may not sleep in your bedroom nor cook in your kitchen. They might not even eat at your dining table because they probably would stay in your living room, but they would never miss using your bathroom. This alone is already a good reason for you to have your bathroom renovated.
Affordable Bathroom Renovation Ideas
There are a lot more of creative ways to renovate your bathroom without spending a large amount. So you may have bathroom renovations even if you don’t have much budget. So if ever you are already decided, the following are budget-friendly ideas:
First, Determine Your Budget
Of course, this comes first and is the most important. This is the basis of all the jobs to be done. The target is to beautify your bathroom on the budget that you have. After your account is determined, we can decide exactly the job to be done and the materials to be used.
Keep Your Plumbing In Place
Just leave those pipes in place because it will cost you extra work and money if you move them. Just work on other areas, and if only needed, do a little makeover with the pipes.
Limit Your Tiles
You don’t have to put tiles on all walls. You may just put half from the bottom going up or put style with patterns. If you want, there are also cute designs in which tiles are not needed. Take, for example, Japanese inspired bathrooms. They either use bricks or rocks for their flooring, and walls do not need fully-furnished materials. Indoor plants are also added.
Countertops may be costly, especially those with classy styles and colors. Go for DIY and be creative. The advantage of this, also aside from cost-cutting, is that you get to do what you like and how you want it. You may use parts of your old cabinets or anything that is still usable.
Slightly used material is still in good quality plus you can buy them cheaper than the new ones.
If you do not have that much for a budget, style your bathroom using paint to make it look elegant. These are just some of the great opinions for affordable renovation (you may also check here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2015/05/19/how-to-save-money-on-your-bathroom-remodel/?outputType=amp); for sure more ideas will keep coming. Start planning now!