One of the joys of staying in a nice hotel is the condition of the bathroom. It’s comfortable, it’s spacious, and it has all the amenities you could ask for. Most importantly, it’s spotlessly clean – at least it’s supposed to be. Even nice hotels tend to have a few negative reviews on account of negligent housekeeping – but generally speaking, bathrooms in four or five star hotels are very pleasant.
You’ve probably found yourself wishing that your bathroom at home could be just as nice – and if you were given the choice to magically swap bathrooms with a fancy hotel room, you’d probably take it in a heartbeat.
The good news is, building a bathroom at home that gives you the same feeling of comfort is entirely possible. Not only that — new materials and renovation techniques allow homeowners to achieve more with less. And the design options are virtually limitless.
But does your bathroom really need a serious makeover? And how exactly would you know if it did? Here are six telltale signs that it’s time to get on the bathroom renovation bandwagon.
1. The bathroom steams up — and stays steamy
If steam from hot showers or baths takes a long time to clear out of your bathroom, you may have ventilation issues that suggest the need for structural changes. Too much moisture trapped in the bathroom can deteriorate fixtures and lead to unwanted mold growth.
2. Clutter everywhere
Storage is among the most important bathroom features, and far too many bathrooms have are seriously deficient in this department. If you find your countertops and medicine cabinet constantly overflowing with toiletries and other items, it’s time to start thinking about smart, built-in storage solutions that make your bathroom a delight to use.
3. The layout bothers you
Sometimes the placement of a shower, toilet or vanity just seems out of place. The idea of changing the plumbing and moving these features around may seem like to tall an order — but it’s entirely possible with the right kind of professional help.
4. Chipped tiles and dirty grout
Getting rid of that moldy old tile and starting fresh can be a hugely satisfying project. It’s also relatively inexpensive and fast, depending on the experience-level of the contractor you hire. If scrubbing and cleaning no longer seems to get your tile clean, it may be the right time to invest in fresh new tile.
Building out your dream bathroom for less
There are a couple of things you want to look for when choosing a contractor to renovate your bathroom. The first is obviously reputation. Nothing instills confidence in this sizable investment like happy customers who are completely satisfied with their results. The second is experience. There maybe bathroom renovators out there who are willing to work for a rock-bottom price, but what kind of workmanship will you get in return? A quality renovator will do everything possible to work within your budget, but will never cut corners and compromise the integrity of your bathroom renovation project.