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Bathroom Remodeling: How Upgrades Can Benefit Your Home


If you’re considering a bathroom upgrade, then it’s always wise to first evaluate exactly how it will benefit your home before you start investing your money. Here’s what you need to know.

It can make your home more environmentally-friendly.

Remodeling is the perfect opportunity to make it more environmentally friendly than your old one. You can choose LED lighting to save electricity, and you can install aerators on the faucets and a low-flow shower to save water. A low-flow toilet or even a dual-flush toilet with a setting for a light flush and one for a heavy flush can also help save water. You can use paint with low volatile organic compounds as a less toxic alternative to regular paint, and you can even choose bathroom tiles made out of recycled materials.

It will expose any issues such as mildew or mold.

The least fun part of any remodel is ripping out the old bathroom — but interestingly, this part might be the most important. Why? Because it will expose any issues like mildew or mold growth that are often hidden behind bathroom walls, floors, and ceilings. Mildew and mold can severely affect the structure of your home, not to mention your health, so this is an opportunity to remediate any problems and install a ventilation system that will prevent mildew or mold from growing back again in the future.

It can make your home easier to navigate.

If you’re growing older, you might benefit from using universal design in your bathroom so that it becomes safer and easier to navigate. Think of things like a wider door, extra grab bars to help you get up or maintain your balance, a walk-in bath, a taller toilet, and a curbless shower with a handheld shower and a shower seat.

It will increase the value of your home.

While a bathroom remodel is a considerable investment, it also yields significant returns: as much as 87 percent, assuming you plan the remodel wisely. What this means is that you want to make sure that your bathroom is more or less like others in your area. If you invest $57,000 in upgrading a bathroom in a $175,000 home, you’re unlikely to get your desired return on investment, but if you invest $15,000, then you’ll probably hit the sweet spot. If necessary, consult with a local realtor before finalizing your plans to make sure they’re realistic.

It will enhance your enjoyment of your home.

Of course, a bathroom remodel is a lot of fun! Whether you’re tired of looking at tiles that haven’t been in style since the 1990s or your bathroom furniture is so worn it’s ready to break, having the opportunity to change the layout and design of your bathroom can greatly enhance your enjoyment of the room.

Whether you select a sleek, minimalist and modern look or an elegant, classic design, just make sure that the resulting bathroom meets your needs, is worth the money, and most importantly, is a room where you can enjoy some quiet me-time whenever you need to.

How Lighten Up Services Can Help

Our trained and certified professionals are ready to help you with all of your bathroom remodeling needs. We offer the following services:

  • Design plans for your bathroom.
  • Select plumbing fixtures and appliances.
  • Determine the location of new plumbing.
  • Acquire the proper permits and inspections.
  • Install plumbing structure where needed.
  • Install showers, tubs, sinks, and toilets.

Call us at Lighten Up Services today! 

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