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Telltale Signs that will let you Know when it’s Time to remodel your Bathroom

Posted by Tingey Plumbing, Heating & Air
on 15 June 2016
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Blog Highlights:

  • Upgrading your bathroom does not have to be costly and it does not have to disrupt your house
  • Before putting your house on the market, you can opt to give your bathroom a fresh coat of paint, new cabinets, and new hardware to make it more appealing to potential buyers
  • Mold problems no matter how minor, are noted in the home inspection reports and it can discourage people from buying your house
  • You should also replace old toilets and showers with eco-friendly ones so that you can save thousands of gallons of water each year

Homeowners in Park City Utah should never ignore the different signs that will indicate the need for a bathroom makeover.

Although it might sound costly, upgrading your bathroom does not need to be expensive, nor does it need to cause chaos in your Salt Lake City Utah home.

Here are some signs that will help you know when it is high time for you to consider a bathroom remodel.

When you are planning to sell the house

Before putting the house on the market, it might be best for you to update your bathroom first. You need to deal with the following:

Cabinets, Countertops, and Vanity – putting transitional–styled cabinets and countertops can help you sell your house faster. Adding a well-designed vanity, as well as simple hardware can also elevate your bathroom’s appearance. You should also add the storage as a bonus.

Paint – Putting a fresh coat of paint on your bathroom can be the most inexpensive thing you can do to help make it look brand new. Applying neutral colors like grays and blues can do wonders. Just make sure that the walls are clean before you start painting them.

Hardware – Your bathroom needs to be functional. Making sure that it has new cabinets as well as functional faucets and showers can make it more appealing to buyers.

If you are able, you can paint the bathroom on your own. Just be sure to meticulously clean the bathroom afterwards especially after installing new cabinets and drawers.

The presence of Mold

If parts of the bathroom like the shower or faucet area  are turning black or green due to mold, then it is high time for you to do a bathroom makeover. No matter how beautiful and elegant your bathroom may be, having even the slightest mold problem can put-off the most interested of buyers. Minor mold problems can also show up in a home inspection report in Salt Lake City and Park City Utah.

Bleach can be used to deal with minor mold problems. Having the proper bathroom insulation can also help prevent mold from developing. If you suspect that you might have a more serious mold problem, you need to have your bathroom checked for a professional mold testing and remediation.

Having Old or Leaky Fixtures

Old toilets – Old toilets are prone to malfunctions caused by wear and tear. You need to change it especially if it is more than a decade old. You can also opt to upgrade it to something more eco-friendly. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the toilet takes as much as 30% of the water being used inside the house. This is why opting to have a water-efficient model would be a very practical option.

Toilets that have an EPA’s WaterSense label uses only 1.28 gallons of water per flush which is 20% lesser than the other models. This alone can help you save as much as 13,000 gallons of water per year.

Showerheads – Showerheads typically use as much as 2.5 gallons of water per minute; but by replacing it with one that has a WaterSense label; you can have one that will only use 2 gallons per minute. This will help you save as much as 2,900 gallons of water each year. When installing a new shower, make sure that the drain is at a slight angle so that it can function properly.

Leakage – Buyers never want to see leaking fixtures especially those that have already caused stains. Homeowners should also have any leak-related damages corrected as soon as possible, knowing that leaks can do more damage and require more money to fix when left unresolved for an extended period of time.

Tub cracks – if your tub has cracks or is getting a yellow or stained look, getting a new bathtub or at least a new liner should be your next priority.