5 Signs It May Be Time For A New Bathroom

bathroomYou’re going to be in your bathroom every single day, so it’s important that it you enjoy spending time in there! Your bathroom should be a place of comfort; it should act as both a place to relax after a hard day and get ready efficiently during a hectic morning. Read on for 5 signs that your bathroom may be in need of an update.

1. Outdated Fixtures and Poor Lighting

Old fixtures can make your bathroom feel dull and out of touch. Something as simple as updating the faucet and light fixture can add new flare to your bathroom that will leave you appreciating it in a whole new way. It’s important to have good lighting in your bathroom. Look for a light fixture that is the perfect balance between too bright and too dim. Remember: brighter isn’t always better! You won’t be able to see properly if you’re being blinded by lights overhead.

2. Mold and Mildew

Older bathrooms can make the battle against told and mildew almost impossible at times. Dated countertops, floors, and showers can all make cleaning more difficult, giving mold and mildew the perfect environment to grow in. Mold and mildew are not only unsightly, they are unhealthy! Certain types of mold can cause allergic reactions and in some circumstances, serious health problems. These substances also create that “bathroom” smell that is impossible to get rid off. Bathroom materials — from tiles to toilets — are now built with cleanliness and mold prevention in mind, saving you time and stress.

3. Discolouration

Over time, everything in your bathroom will start to fade and lose its colour. This discolouration is generally caused by the excess moisture that is unavoidable in a bathroom. If you’re finding that your whites are now yellow, or your blacks have lost their shine, it may be time for an update. When painting or replacing other discoloured parts of your bathroom, keep in mind that a neutral palette will offer ageless beauty to your space.

4. Poor Layout

Back in the 20’s and 30’s, plumbing was still a new phenomenon in homes. This led to bathrooms having some pretty odd arrangements, such as having the toilet directly next to the bathtub. If your bathroom layout isn’t practical, it may be time to renovate. Bathroom layout needs also change over time. As you age, you may find that your porcelain soaker tub is too slippery and difficult to get into, and may opt for a tiled walk in shower instead.

5. Leaks

There are two kinds of leaks: small ones and big ones. If you have a big leak, you probably aren’t reading this article because you are too busy making sure your bathroom doesn’t flood! Small leaks usually result in brown water stains and can be pretty annoying if the leak involves a faucet that won’t stop dripping! When updating your leaky fixtures, look for models that conserve water — your wallet will thank you!

Ready To Reno?

Your bathroom is something you have to live with every day, so make sure it’s a space that is keeping you and your family happy and healthy. If you’ve decided that your washroom has passed its expiration date, contact the team at Stoneworks Granite & Quartz. Our team can show you all the options available when it comes to using stone tiles in your bathroom.