Signs You Need a New Bathroom

Is your bathroom not functional anymore? Does it just not look the way you want it to?

In this article we’ll go through all the signs that often suggest it’s time you invest in a bathroom renovation, from just not vibing with the design, to layout and safety issues and even outdated fixtures and fittings. We’ll also discuss how the team at Builders Discount Warehouse can assist with the finer points of your design.

Signs It’s Time For a Bathroom Renovation

Of course, you don’t always need a reason to undertake a bathroom renovation. But in this section we’ll break down some of the common reasons people choose to renovate their bathroom, and signs it might be time you upgrade.

It’s Out of Date or You Don’t Like It

One of the most common reasons people decide to renovate their existing bathroom is that their current design is out of date. Your fixtures might belong to a bygone era, you aren’t vibing with the current aesthetic or it could be as simple as wanting to try out the latest Pintrest trend in your new bathroom design. The choice is yours.

Leaks & Cracks

Leaks and cracks (or any other damage) is one of the most obvious signs that you need to do something about your bathroom.

If you ignore these things, you’re likely to end up with a whole list of potential issues, some of which might be structural and could end up costing you a lot more than originally anticipated.

Safety Hazards

Safety hazards such as raised or damaged tiles, higher than average steps or even poor drainage issues are all signs you might need to think about redesigning your bathroom.

Increased Water Bills

Have your water bills been higher than usual lately? While you might get lucky and only have to upgrade your fixtures and fittings, more complex problems could indicate your bathroom design isn’t working out.

Reduced Lighting

While you may not need to plan and design a full bathroom renovation, one of the key signs it’s time for refresh is reduced lighting.

Whether doing your makeup before going out on the town, or even simply shaving your legs, you need to be able to see what you’re doing in the bathroom if you want to avoid unnecessary accidents.

Damaged Waterproofing

This one can be difficult to spot for the untrained eye, but damaged waterproofing membrane can cause a myriad of issues in your bathroom. If you suspect you have a waterproofing issue, you may be up for a major bathroom renovation to rectify it.

Lack of Storage

Designing a bathroom can be overwhelming, and it can be hard to keep track of all the things you need to make it work for you.

One of the things you really need to include in your bathroom (or at least have a contingency plan for) when it comes to the design is storage.

Weigh up what you could really benefit from to make your bathroom as functional as possible, as well as carving out dedicated space for those little items you don’t always want on show (like toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant).

Lack of Functionality or Bad Layout

As important as it is to have a bathroom that is aesthetically pleasing, it’s even more important to design it with functionality in mind. But the bathroom you planned to fit your lifestyle about 10 years ago (say, before you had children) might not be practical anymore.

If your bathroom isn’t as functional, or the layout you previously had isn’t quite living up to expectations anymore, it might be time to invest in a bathroom renovation.

Poor Ventilation

A bathroom often gets warm – especially if you’ve invested in underfloor heating or you’ve upped your water temperature in winter. As such, you need to invest in a good ventilation system.

But if you’ve neglected to install good ventilation in your original bathroom, it can cause issues that might lead to needing a full renovation, including mould, drainage issues, safety hazards and so much more.

You’re Always Cleaning

Maintenance is something you definitely have to consider when designing your new bathroom as it goes a long way to the functionality of the space.

To tie in with our last point, if you feel like you’re constantly cleaning your bathroom to keep it looking like new, or you’re having to frequently clear away messes caused by poor drainage or other issues that have developed in your bathroom (like mould or cracks), it might be time for a redesign.

You Want to Improve Resale Value

If your bathroom has significant damage, waterproofing issues or even presents a safety hazard, real estate agents would be remiss if they didn’t suggest you undertake a full renovation before your property is listed.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean you always need to invest in a full renovation.

If your bathroom could use a little rejuvenation but you don’t want to spend a ton of money (especially if the new owners are looking to do their own renovation immediately after moving in. Consider updating the fixtures and fittings or vanity and upgrade the paint instead for a fresher appeal that doesn’t break the bank.

How Builders Discount Warehouse’s Experts Can Help

When it comes to design, planning or sourcing materials, and fixtures and fittings to help you with your kitchen renovation, you simply can’t go wrong with Builders Discount Warehouse.

Not only do we have a team of expert designers on hand to assist you with all aspects of planning and designing, our connections mean that we have access to some of the highest quality vanities, showers, baths, accessories, tiles and so much more to help your plans come to life.

Get started on your bathroom design today by contacting our experienced team at Builders Discount Warehouse.