Despite being one of the most used rooms in your home, the bathroom is often one of the last to be looked at in terms of a refurb. There are many reasons for this, and one of them may be that it simply gets overlooked unless something breaks. It is also a costly project that people tend to put off while they have other financial priorities, and of course, there is a period of upheaval while work is undertaken and your home is a building site.
But there are some key signs that it’s really time to bite the bullet and make replacing your bathroom a priority so that you can enjoy using the space once again. Read on to discover if it’s a project you may need to take on!
It is not uncommon for what you require from a bathroom to change over the years, and if your bathroom has not been updated to reflect this, then it may be time to think about replacing it.
For example, perhaps your family has grown since you moved into your home and you need a larger bath, or you don’t have one at all. Perhaps your mobility has reduced and you would be better off with a walk in shower that is easier to use.
There have no doubt been innovations in bathroom design since you last had yours redesigned that would suit you better and make better use of the space, so if you have any frustrations when using your current bathroom, it may be time to think about a revamp.
It looks outdated
Liking the way your home looks is more important than a lot of people think, as it can really affect your day to day mood if you are unhappy with your surroundings. Times change and styles are updated, and your old bathroom that was in the house when you moved in may look tired and shabby now.
You can make small changes by updating fixtures and accessories, painting and updating tiles, but if your suite itself just isn’t doing it for you anymore it may be time to think about an upgrade.
Here are some amazing before and after photos from the Spruce to give you inspiration of what’s possible!
If your bathroom isn’t making the best use of the space available, it may be time for a redesign. Old bathrooms were often built with ease of installation in mind, rather than how easy they are to use.
Bathroom design has come on leaps and bounds in terms of layout options in recent years, and getting someone in who is an expert and can take a look for you and draw up something that works well in your individual space is very helpful.
We spoke to UK Bathroom Store who told us “you may not be entirely sure what is possible with your space, and if you have a cramped shower or a toilet right next to the bath you may think that is all that will fit and you’re stuck with it but that probably isn’t the case at all! Let a professional take a look at the space and draw something up for you that will be way more functional and pleasing to use.”