Have you been on the fence about remodeling your bathroom?
It’s no secret that most of the homes in Southern California were built in the 1950’s and 60’s. That generally means that homes here have old, small, and inefficient bathrooms. It’s also the main reason that, according to the Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, bathrooms get up to a 90% return on investment when you sell your home.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some top reasons for remodeling the bathroom(s) in your Orange County home.
5 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom
One of the main reasons to remodel a bathroom is to add space. In the 50’s and 60’s bathrooms weren’t a focus when building homes. They were created to be functional and practical, but were never a space that homeowners wanted to spend much time in.
Over the last few decades self-care and relaxation have become more and more important and that often begins in the bathroom. This means a necessity for larger space that helps you feel relaxed and allows for the amenities that provide the feeling of being in a spa.
Updated Bathroom Fixtures and Amenities
Gone are the days of a simple tub and tiny box shower with a single drippy shower head. With high stress lives, everyone seems to be looking for that oasis where they can wash away the day and feel like they are at a spa. They want a getaway in their home where they can forget work, busy schedules, and all the other things that swirl in your head after a long day.
What were once considered luxury items like jetted tubs, multi-head showers, heated floors, and bidets, are now commonplace and many of these fixtures can be found in newly renovated bathrooms.
Adding a Bathroom
Another design flaw of older homes? Only one or two bathrooms. We know that bathrooms were considered a space to simply do your business and get out, but really? One bathroom?
Adding a bathroom is one of the most popular home renovations in the Orange County area. Whether it’s creating a master suite or a new space for guests, kids, or parents who are moving in for help with their care, it’s become a necessity to have at least two bathrooms in your home and more is always better in this department.
Aging In Place
Whether you are looking to create the perfect place for yourself to “grow old gracefully” or for an elderly parent or relative who you will be caring for, the bathroom is a crucial part of the equation. Having an accessible space with a wide doorway, safety bars, shower seat, walk-in tub, and more provides a way for you or your relative to be more self-sufficient.
It’s not vanity to want a new vanity! Most Southern California homes have old and outdated cabinetry and countertops with tiny sinks and leaky faucets. One of the top reasons we see for a bathroom remodel is to update the look of the space.
A cosmetic remodel can be small and simple or big and audacious, it’s all up to you. The options for fixtures, flooring and shower materials, countertops, and even lighting are seemingly endless and provide an opportunity to truly make the space your own.
Whatever your reason for a bathroom remodel, it’s important to work with a team of professionals who can help you every step of the way from idea and design to final walkthrough and completion. You want to make sure that nothing’s missed when it comes to creating an amazing new space to relax and let go of your worries.
If you’d like some help with planning your Orange County bathroom remodel, contact us at 714-558-1094 to schedule a consultation.