If your home is 20 or 30 years old, your bathrooms are probably beginning to show their age. Unlike other rooms of the house, just slapping a fresh coat of paint on a bathroom isn’t enough to give it a modern look. Often, you need to upgrade the sink, tub, and toilet and replace tile and countertops. The bills can add up in a hurry. Fortunately, you’ll recoup most, if not all the money that you put into upgrades when it comes time to sell the house. For most homeowners, however, resale value isn’t the most important reason to remodel. For most, the benefits are enjoyed long before the house enters the market.
While resale value may not be on your mind right now, the increased value that a bathroom remodel provides your home is a huge benefit. Buyers recognize the fact that a bathroom remodel can be expensive and time-consuming, so it’s often the reason they’ll choose to purchase one home instead of another. Some sources will claim that bathroom remodels don’t pay for themselves, but if you consider the negative impact that an old, inefficient, outdated bathroom has on a buyer’s impression of the home, the choice is clear.
An updated look
Even the most modern 40-year-old bathroom looks outdated. In some cases, styles that were in vogue back then have come and gone. In other cases, they just didn’t have the technology back then to achieve the look of today’s bathrooms. Today’s beautiful glass shower doors, for example, would have been much too expensive for the average consumer 40 years ago. Other modern luxuries, including advances in sinks, lighting, and even heated toilet seats, would have been only dreams back then.
Replace worn-out or aging components
As components age, they wear out. Leaks and other failures can be difficult to reach and difficult to fix. In the case of a remodel, however, the components will be removed and replaced with new ones, thus eliminating leaks, drips, cracked tiles, and other problems that come with age.
Increase energy efficiency
Today’s bathroom appliances and fixtures are much more efficient than previous generations. Not only will that save you money, but it’s good for everyone. As more and more people upgrade to more efficient appliances and fixtures, we’re saving more than $1 billion in energy costs and billions of gallons of water each year.
Open up the space
You can make your bathroom feel more spacious with streamlined appliances and fixtures that are designed to give your bathroom a cleaner look. Arranging the elements in your bathroom in a way that’s mindful of the space will transform the small area into one that feels much larger.
Few home improvements add more value or are more frequently enjoyed than a modern bathroom remodel. A modern bathroom adds value to your home, but there are plenty of other advantages, as well. Today’s modern bathrooms often make use of glass accents, such as shower doors, mirrors, and even countertops. If a bathroom remodel is the upgrade your Salt Lake City home needs, contact Sawyer Glass today to learn about the beautiful glass accents that will take your remodel to the next, beautiful level.