How do you know if your bathroom is due for an upgrade? We’re sharing our favorite bathroom upgrades along with five key indicators of an outdated bathroom. Check out these tell-tale signs of a bathroom in serious need of remodeling, or at the very least, a makeover!
1. Bathroom is Small and Cramped
Older homes are known for bathrooms that aren’t conducive to modern day living. Small cramped bathrooms with poor layouts can make this necessary room a less than relaxing place to be. Old baths typically don’t allow enough room to move comfortably through your daily routine. Think bigger in order to incorporate those upscale luxury items you dream about: a rain shower, a soaker tub – or both! We love this expansive yet cozy bathroom from Studio McGee. If you don’t have a lot of space to work with, simply upgrading to a vanity with his-and-her sinks can offer greater functionality and additional storage.
Image Source: Studio McGee
2. Lacks Character
Outdated decor that simply isn’t ”you” may be reason enough for a bathroom makeover, but it may require a remodel to truly create one that meets your needs. Homeowners want to feel that their space represents them and fits their lifestyle. Maybe your bathroom has the original setup from when your home was built, or perhaps your taste or trends in general have changed and you’re ready for something different. This bathroom from Decor Pad is a perfect example of a very “of the moment” space with lots of character. With a navy vanity, buffalo check towels, white subway tile, and gold accents; this space is unique yet functional.
Image Source: Decor Pad
3. Poor Lighting
One of the top necessities of a well-designed bathroom is good lighting. The bathroom is where you start and end each day, so good illumination is imperative. Bathroom lighting doesn’t have to come at an extreme cost; a thoughtfully placed window like in this beautiful bathroom from Better Homes & Gardens can make all the difference. A layered lighting plan including ambient lighting provided by the chandelier, task lighting with wall sconces, and natural lighting from the window all combine for a balanced and well-lit bathroom.
Image Source: Better Homes & Gardens
4. Lacks Storage
Bathroom necessities require plentiful and convenient storage. One of the most common issues for older or too-small bathrooms is not having enough storage space. Every homeowner needs a place to store linens and toiletries. If you’re constantly adding store-bought organizers, it may be time to renovate and incorporate built-in storage. A his-and-her vanity like this stunning example from Architectural Digest offers plentiful storage. If you have the space, consider having a linen closet added your en-suite.
Image Source: Architectural Digest
5. There’s Water or Structural Damage
One of the most important reasons to embark on a remodel is because, well . . . due to unforeseen circumstances, you have no choice. Issues like water damage or problems with the structure itself frequently necessitates some form of remodeling or renovation. Leaks, visible mold or mildew, or unpleasant odors are obvious indicators that something is wrong. If your space is already outdated, use this opportunity to create the spa-like bathroom of your dreams with updated cabinetry, fixtures, lighting, and shower or bath.
Image Source: Decor Pad
Treat yourself to a long awaited remodel and finally achieve the bathroom of your dreams! Request a Design Consultation and see what MBS Interiors has to offer you and your home!