If you ask an interior designer how often you should redo your bathroom, they will answer every five years. If you ask a realtor, they suggest 10 as a good number. When you look at the advertised longevity of most sinks, toilets, and showers–the number extends up to 20 and beyond. The real answer lies somewhere in between. If you are constantly frowning at old wallpaper, staring at cracked tiles, or struggling with a leaky shower–the answer could be as soon as now.
Why Does Your Bathroom Need to Be Updated?
Before you decide that your bathroom needs to be completely demolished to start over, it is wise to determine what about the room is not working for you.
Colors and Style are Out of Date
The first thing that catches most homeowners’ eyes is the color of the wall, the curtains, and even the towels. Fashion trends tend to change the popular color palette every five years or so.
The Fixtures Struggle to Support Your Lifestyle
Did you start sharing your home with a new roommate or spouse? The single sink vanity doesn’t keep up in the morning. Your showerhead provides more of a trickle than a pleasing pulse. Maybe you want a walk-in shower instead of a step-over tub.
Broken Parts and Appliances
If your bathroom has not been renovated in decades, there may be faucets with missing trim pieces. The toilet doesn’t always stop filling. There is a nasty dark ring on the floor that won’t wash away. The backsplash features cracked and chipped tiles. Even the old laminate countertop is faded and scratched.
Hidden Damage Leaves Lingering Smells
What about that soft spot on the old vinyl floor? Is that from water damage from long ago? The drop-in tub makes popping noises when you step in. The walls around the toilet are stained and soft. No matter how hard you clean, that musty odor just will not go away.
Should You Do a Quick Refresh or Full-on Renovation?
Before hiring a contractor, ask yourself what you really want when the remodel is complete.
Paint and Linens
Are you just tired of the colors? Replacing all the towels, rugs, and artwork goes a long way in giving the room a fresh feel. A gallon of paint and an afternoon of work helps to banish bad decor without overspending on the project.
Hardware, Fixtures, and Cabinetry
Do the doors stick on the vanity? Maybe the knobs and pulls look like they belong in grandma’s house. If the finish on the faucets is chipped and rusty, that has got to go. For a small investment and without a full demolition, giving the room a facelift takes a visit to the bathroom design center and an afternoon for installation.
Flooring and Tiles
Vintage toilets, tubs, and pedestal sinks are virtually indestructible. They can last up to 100 years and still work. Your floors will not survive that long. Putting down all new floors and replacing the tiles in the shower will blow away the cobwebs in an older home. There will be some demolition which will take the bathroom out of commission from two days to a week. But in the end, it will be worth your time and money.
Complete Gut and New Everything
When you are fighting all the hallmarks of a tired and dated bathroom, it might be time for a total renovation. This is when you hire the professionals, rip out everything, and start fresh. You are looking at weeks of disruption, but in the end, you get the spa of your dreams.
A One-Day Renovation Delivers Dazzling Results with Minimal Fuss
There is a great option that delivers most of the results of a complete gut but only takes a day. Columbus Bath Design offers our clients in the greater Columbus area a total redo without taking your bathroom down to the studs.
A drop-in tub slides over your old one. We add premium wall panels that can look just like marble for an upscale finish. Next, your shower head and control valve are switched out.
A new vanity replaces your old one. It comes complete with a matching sink, faucet, hardware, and solid surface countertop.
If your flooring is in good shape, but just old, a new floor goes down in just an hour or two. The latest available products can look like wood, stone, or mosaic tiles.
Our technicians can also install a modern water-saving toilet that complements your new tub and vanity.
Ask about backsplash tiles that give your bathroom that finishing touch.
Your team of technicians arrive early on the big day and stay until the job is complete.
The next day, you can add your new linens, hang a fresh shower curtain, and place some fresh flowers on the vanity. It is done.
Columbus Bath Design is Here to Tackle Any and All Your Bathroom Renovation Desires
Now that you have determined that your bathroom is in need of some TLC, our full-service bath design center is here to eliminate the stress of the whole project. Give us a call to schedule your in-home consultation. From a simple refresh with a new tub and vanity to a whole room redesign, Columbus Bath Design is here to help.