The bathroom is one of the most commonly abused parts of the house, so it’s natural to see signs of wear and tear early on. If you don’t want to live with a shabby bathroom, maintenance and renovations are essential to keep it in good condition.
A nice, clean, and presentable bathroom is not just for show, mind you. If you’re planning to sell your place later, having a ramshackle bathroom can considerably bring down its value and turn off many potential buyers.
Bathroom renovations can cost a lot of money, so it’s important to choose wisely which jobs can that can give you the most value for your money. If you want to get the most of your project without breaking the bank, here are three things you can’t miss on your next bathroom renovation.
New Paint Job
The quickest way to brighten up a room is to give it a fresh coat of paint. Over time, water stains, soap residue, dirt, and grime can get stuck on your wall. The combination of heat and humidity will also gradually cause the paint to dull.
No matter how you clean it, you won’t be able to restore your bathroom walls to how they were before. Your only solution is to repaint them.
A new paint job can instantly change the vibe of a room. If you’re tired of looking at the same boring bathroom every day, take this chance to try a new palette or theme. There are lots of exciting bathroom design trends this year that you can try to give your bathroom a much-needed makeover.
Grout Sealing and Caulking
Tile grouts and caulk are often neglected, but they’re vital if you want to keep your bathroom looking fresh and make your tiles last longer. Grout is used to fill in the gaps between tiles and is created by mixing water, cement, and sand. Once dry, grout is relatively porous, which means it has little holes where dirt, grime, and tiny particles can burrow into and be nearly impossible to clean.
Constant use and cleaning can also gradually remove layers of grout, so you will need to reapply some after some time. A bathroom renovation is a perfect opportunity to reapply grout and caulk on your tiles. After which, you’ll notice a big difference in your bathroom’s appearance.
On your next bathroom renovation, you should take the chance to enforce measures to help you save water. With climate change, overpopulation, and great water wastage by industries, many places in the world are already facing water crises. By 2050, lack of water will be a great threat to the survival of two-thirds of the world’s population.
What you do today to conserve water will contribute to stopping (or, at least, staving off) that grim future. Use low-flow faucets aerators and showerheads to save water. Consider switching out your old loo with a newer water-efficient toilet with a macerating pump to break down wastewater and facilitate smoother drainage.
Next, you can slowly replace your washing machines and dishwasher with more efficient models that help you save energy and water.
A bathroom renovation is an excellent investment for your home, especially if you’re planning to sell your place later. But renovating your bathroom and keeping it clean and beautiful isn’t just about raising your home’s market value.
You as the homeowner deserve to live in a home where you feel safe and secure, comfortable and loved. And you won’t feel that in a house that has been neglected.
Salman is a prolific environmental writer, and has authored more than 500 articles in reputed journals, magazines and websites. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management, sustainability and conservation all over the world.
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