What do you feel when you walk into your bathroom? Most bathroom-related-emotions can be divided into three categories:
- Vaguely disgusted. You walk in and everything feels a little bit grimy, even if you just scrubbed it all down. It might be down to outdated and old fixtures that still look dirty no matter how much you clean them or old tiles and flooring that have seen better days.
- Neutrally uninspired. Maybe your bathroom doesn’t create any emotions in you. It’s just a room where you go to do your business and get out as quickly as possible. The white-on-white-on-white color scheme is neither offensive or inspiring.
- Blissful. When you walk into your bathroom, you feel like you’ve been swept away to a distant, exotic spa. Everything looks great, smells wonderful, and you keep thinking of more tasks you can do in the bathroom because it’s your favorite room in the house.
Your bathroom probably falls somewhere within these three categories. If it’s the last one, congratulations! This probably isn’t the article for you. But if your bathroom is one of the first two, it’s time to consider undergoing a bathroom remodel in your Bethesda home (and if your bathroom falls into that first category, you need to skip the rest of this article and call us now!). There are a number of benefits to remodeling your bathroom, and we’ve seen them all over the years. Here are the three biggest benefits you could experience once our team is done with the remodeling work in your bathroom!
Why You Should Remodel Your Bathroom
Help reduce your stress level.
It’s true: remodeling your bathroom could actually help lower your stress level. The fact is you spend a lot of time in your bathroom over the course of your life. On average, people spend about a year and a half over their lifetime in the bathroom; more if you take long showers or do your makeup in there. If you are going to spend that much time in one place, it might as well be a good place to spend it. Spending that amount of time in a pleasant environment could actually help reduce your stress levels, too. Imagine walking into a spa-like oasis first thing in the morning. It’s a much nicer way to start your day, standing under a rain shower head and walking across heated tiles, than suffering through your current cramped set-up. It’s a lot less stressful when you have all of the storage that you need and aren’t fighting a cramped and dirty countertop for space. Having a mini-retreat within your home where you can relax, unwind, and let the stresses of everyday life melt away can have a big benefit on your well-being. Plus, if you are getting the spa experience at home, that could help relieve the stress on your wallet, too!
Bathroom remodeling ideas that could help reduce your stress:
- Waterfall shower heads
- Walk-in shower
- Heated bathroom floor tiles
- Dimmable lighting
- Soaking tub
Create a bathroom that works for your family.
Does your current bathroom work for all of the members of your household? Remodeling your bathroom ensures you are getting a bathroom that meets the needs of your family instead of trying to make do with something that’s less-than-ideal. Remodeling your bathroom doesn’t always have to mean you turn it into a spa, after all. Sometimes it means that you are adding more storage for towels and bath toys. Or maybe you are taking out the bath and adding a walk-in shower to meet the needs of aging household members. Or perhaps you don’t have a tub and you need to put one in for the littlest members of your household. Bathrooms are deeply personal spaces and they should be designed to help every member of your family, with the facilities and storage that you all need. Remodeling your current space can give you all of that and more. An experienced contractor can give you even more ideas about improvements that could be made to make the space more functional for your family.
Bathroom remodeling ideas that could work for your family:
- Storage cabinets that maximize the available space
- In-shower storage built into the wall
- Bathtub for children
- Walk-in showers for seniors
- Separate toilet cubicles for busy households
Increase the value of your home.
This is probably the biggest benefit of them all. Having your bathroom renovated could actually end up making you money in the long run. That’s because bathroom upgrades can increase the equity of your house by a lot. It’s one of the most profitable things you can do to increase the value of your home, actually, along with kitchen remodeling. How much value it adds to your home will depend on what you do to the bathroom and the finished look. If adding value is your main goal, then you can work with an experienced handyman to find ways to save on the costs of the fixtures and the work in order to maximize your return. In some circumstances, the value that’s added to the equity of your home can actually be more than what you paid for the remodeling work itself; in most circumstances, though, you can expect to add around 60-70% of the cost of the remodel to the value of your home. So, if you spend $10,000 remodeling your bathroom, on average you can expect to add $6500 to your home’s value. If you really want to maximize the value of your home, find space for an additional bathroom. It can add an average of $20,000 to the value of your home.
Bathroom remodeling ideas that could increase the value of your home:
- New flooring
- New paint or tile
- Upgraded fixtures (toilet, shower, sink)
- New lighting fixtures
Ready to Start the Remodeling Process?
Those benefits won’t mean much if you don’t have a contractor you can trust with your remodeling project. That’s why you’ll want to contact Handyman at Your Command. We work in and around the Bethesda area, providing contracting services to clients who need a trusted, experienced, and reliable handyman to help them around the house. Our bathroom remodeling services include:
- Installing new countertops
- Installing new vanities
- Repairing and replacing the toilet
- Replacing tubs and shower surrounds
- and much more!
We’d love to talk to you about your bathroom remodeling project. We can tell you more about our services and how we can help, as well as provide you with an estimate on the work. Give us a call or request an appointment with a member of our team to review your project through our website. We’re looking forward to working with you on your bathroom remodeling project or anything else that needs to be done around your home!