Many homeowners love doing projects in the spring, summer, and fall. But, when winter rolls around, they’re not as keen to find a new project. Maybe it’s the winter blues or the shorter daylight hours, or you could blame it on the fact that many home projects would require you to work outside in the cold. That said, there are some rooms of the house that you can do some maintenance on, and there are several benefits that you’ll see immediately. One of the rooms that you can focus on in the winter is the bathroom. If you are looking for a home-renovation project this winter, here are four benefits to remodeling your bathroom.
Benefits of Remodeling Your Bathroom
Many homes have a room that is outfitted with the correct plumbing to be a bathroom, but isn’t fully finished. If you have one of those rooms in the basement that just needs the toilet, sink, and shower installed to be a fully functioning bathroom, imagine the positive effect it would have on your family’s life if you finished it. You might also have a bathroom that no one uses because it’s just outdated or cramped. Your entire family can enjoy the benefits of having more bathroom space in the morning, when everyone is getting ready for work or school.
Increased Home Value
Aside from the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the rooms that homebuyers often look at when determining whether or not they like the house. An ugly bathroom leaves a negative impression, and a beautiful bathroom makes it all the more appealing. So, if you’re thinking about selling soon, a beautiful bathroom could make all the difference, and it will add value to your home, too.
Everyone prefers to groom and bathe in a modern bathroom. If you add, for example, natural stone flooring, you’ll see the upgrade in the appearance. Besides the flooring, other common upgrades include resurfacing or replacing the tub, updating the vanity, and installing a steam shower. Even just one of these additions while remodeling your bathroom could modernize it significantly.
An Opportunity to Correct Flaws
Bathrooms aren’t always properly finished. If you have some minor flaws, such as cracked ceramic tile flooring or a stained toilet, imagine how much better the room would look if the repairs were done. Sometimes bathrooms are outdated, but sometimes fixtures and materials are simply broken. Your morning and nightly routines will become much more convenient with a fully functional bathroom.
If you’re looking for a project to do this winter, consider remodeling your bathrooms. You and your family will appreciate it. Plus, you’ll have more time, come spring and summer, to work on other home projects.
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball. To those looking to modernize their home, she recommends natural stone flooring.