Getting a little tired of your bathroom? If so, there are probably plenty of reasons why you are putting off an upgrade. It’s going to take time and a lot of money, and it can be hard to justify the cost of both. But – think of the benefits and you might be able to persuade yourself to pull the trigger. So, if you are finding it difficult to convince yourself – or your partner – here are a few reasons to go ahead.
First of all, there are several good safety reasons for upgrading your bathroom. Plumbing and electrics have come a long way in recent years, and your current setup may not be up to scratch in modern terms. Let’s say your bathroom is older than, say, 10-15 years old. A makeover will give you the opportunity to get behind the walls and make sure all the wires and pipes are doing their jobs properly. And, of course, that they are safe. The importance of safe electrical wiring is obvious – especially in a wet room of the house. But, you should also think of the damage an old or leaking pipe can cause.
Better For The Environment
Want to save a bit of cash on your monthly utility bills? If so, think about upgrading your bathroom equipment. New showers, toilets, and heating systems are far more efficient than older models, as everyone tries to cut back on energy use. Sure, there’s a considerable cost in kitting out a new bathroom. But, in many cases, if you can choose the right gear, it will pay for itself well within its lifetime.
Big Selling Point
Think there’s no point in fixing up your bathroom because you are moving on? Well, think again. Your bathroom is one of the first places anyone looking to buy your home will inspect, along with your kitchen. And, if they see there is no need to do any work themselves, it can be a key selling point. In fact, a new bathroom can even add up to 3% on the value of your home. So, spending a thousand dollars or so on an upgrade, could result in a higher return when you decide to sell.
It’s Less Expensive Than You Think
Regular readers of this blog will know I’m keen on the DIY ethic. So, why not take on the bathroom renovation yourself? It will reduce your costs significantly, and with a little online research, you can learn how to tile and install any bit of kit you like. You can go directly to a tile supplier – take a look at TileMarkets to see some excellent examples of natural stone tiles. If you can learn how to lay them yourself, you can save yourself a considerable chunk of money. I wouldn’t recommend doing your electrics or plumbing – leave that to the pros – but everything else? It’s worth your time to save money.
You Deserve It
Busy lifestyle, young children in the house, stressful job? Then treat yourself to a new bathroom – you deserve it. The bathroom can be a beautiful place to relax, but if it’s looking run down and dingy, you’ll never get that feeling. So, if nothing else on this list can persuade you – just do it for yourself!