When it comes to creating or finding your dream home, there’s no denying the fact that you want the kitchen and master bedroom/bathroom to be perfect! Most real estate agents and homebuilders would likely agree with these being two of the major selling points for any prospective buyers. In today’s blog, we’re going to dive deeper into the idea of creating your dream master bathroom. Whether you’re looking to just swap out a fixture or revamp the entire bathroom, you certainly have plenty of options at your disposal!
Before getting started though, we would like to welcome any new visitors to our blog! Stine-Nichols Plumbing is a full-service plumbing contractor in Kansas City that offers both residential and commercial plumbing services. We take pride in providing knowledgeable and trustworthy repairs WITHOUT breaking the bank. Here on the blog, we routinely cover various topics designed to make your life easier and headache free, while also saving a little money in the process! With that said, let’s look at some of the reasons why you consider embarking on a bathroom remodel.
Increase the Value of Your Home
First and foremost, one of the most notable benefits of a bathroom remodel involves increasing the value of your home! While the exact return on investment depends on a few other variables, more often than not, it increases the property value and gets the home sold quicker. Think of it from the perspective of a prospective homebuyer. Unless the buyer is in the market for a fixer-upper, they’re going to evaluate properties based on how move-in ready they are. The last thing most buyers will want to do is spend thousands of dollars improving the aesthetics of their new bathroom right after handing over a nice chunk of change for the down payment.
Going along with this, a great real estate tip is to compare your home with nearby properties that are at similar price points. If everything else is relatively similar and yours is the only one with updated bathrooms, guess whose home will sell quicker? Conversely, if yours is the only house with an outdated bathroom, guess who is going to have to drop their prices?
All in all, bathroom remodeling goes a long way in terms of how prospective buyers view your property. Believe it or not, even minor fixture replacements can make a big difference!
Something For You!
As seen above and throughout the rest of this blog, there are plenty of reasons WHY a bathroom remodel makes sense from a financial standpoint. However, it’s not a requirement to have a monetary motive for remodeling your bathroom! Sometimes, it just makes sense to freshen everything up and give you an updated space to enjoy. There’s nothing wrong with that!
Maybe that means just updating some of the fixtures or even modernizing the entire look and feel of the bathroom. Nonetheless, you CAN remodel your bathroom without having a concrete reason for doing so.
Save on Monthly Utilities
Not only are you increasing the overall value of your home, but remodeling also gives you the opportunity to save some money each month on water and energy bills. This is largely tied to the act of updating your various fixtures. Essentially, over the years as technology has advanced, manufacturers have figured out ways to create products that use much less water than ever before. Low-flow showerheads, WaterSense-approved faucets, you name it!
As a side note, our team at Stine-Nichols Plumbing always takes pride in ensuring we make energy-efficient upgrades for our customers. Check out our recent blog for some of our favorite water and energy saving plumbing hacks!
It’s safe to say homebuilding and interior design have drastically changed over the years. For those living in older homes, you may notice the bathrooms weren’t built with an abundance of storage space. This has certainly been a feature that’s significantly improved over the years. Depending on the actual size of your bathroom, this could mean one of two things: First, you may have to start knocking down walls to bring your dream bathroom to life. Or second, you might need to get creative and think of ways to maximize every inch of space. In any case, I’m sure we’re not the only family that needs as much storage space as possible to find a home for everything!
When plumbing issues start raising safety concerns, you know it’s time to take action. As with the rest of your home, the bathroom is also susceptible to creating unsafe conditions. Think of tiles that may be chipped, minor water leakages, any electrical cables that could come into contact with water and so on! All of these might seem minor at the time and very well could never turn into anything more than that. That doesn’t mean you should ignore them though! You don’t have to necessarily tear everything down and do a complete remodel, but doing enough to prevent any safety issues would definitely be a smart investment!
It Gets Outdated Quick!
Even over the course of just a handful of years, design trends can change more than you’d think! Furthermore, the bathroom is an area that seems to get outdated and old quickly! After all, just look at some of the massive advancements we’ve seen in the plumbing fixture world over the years. Touchless fixtures have grown in popularity, low-flow showerheads are saving more water than you could imagine and there’s now plenty of toilets that go for thousands of dollars! Do you need the latest and greatest in plumbing technology? Probably not! However, you also don’t want to update the rest of the home and leave the bathroom stuck in the past!
Owning a home also brings with it several upkeep items. This is true for just about wherever you go inside the home! For the most part, this weekly to-do list should never extend much longer than a few items on a routine basis. Vacuuming, cleaning the toilets and cleaning the glass are a few items that would fall on this list. With this said, if it seems like there’s always a new TLC project popping up every week in regards to your bathroom, it might be time to remodel! As I’m sure many would agree, it can quickly get rather annoying having to replace a lighting fixture, tinker with a faucet constantly having issues or consistently having to re-caulk the bathroom!
Create a Space to Relax!
Plumbing wouldn’t always be someone’s first guess in creating relaxation, yet a bathroom remodel can do just that! What’s more relaxing than enjoying some time in a custom built shower or freestanding tub? Add in some unique lighting features and your new renovated bathroom can be the perfect place to unwind after a long day in the office or busy day with the kiddos!
Hire a Pro!
For the average homeowner, we would advise against turning a bathroom remodel into a DIY project. This is due to a number of factors, including safety and ensuring everything is up to any local codes! However, most importantly, we want to ensure you don’t waste a lot of time and energy remodeling your bathroom, only to have to hire a plumbing contractor to come fix it! Trust us, it’s not worth the headache!
If you need a plumber that you can count on to do a long-lasting remodel that won’t last months on end, you’ve come to the right place! As mentioned briefly in the introduction, we work throughout the entire Kansas City area, as well as many of the surrounding cities such as Liberty, Parkville and Overland Park. Our process is simple:
- Fill out the FREE QUOTE form or call us at (816) 348-3481.
- Our operations manager, Jim, will give you a call shortly after to either provide a quote over the phone or set up a time to meet in-person.
- One of our licensed plumbing technicians arrives and gets the job done as efficiently as possible.
1, 2, 3. It’s as simple as that! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!