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Is it Time to Update Your West Chester Bathroom?

Your bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in your West Chester home, so it should be a beautiful space where you can relax and refresh each day. If you find yourself cringing and complaining each time you step inside, it may be time for a remodel.

Check out these nine reasons why it's time to remodel your West Chester bathroom:  

1. Increase Your Home's Resale Value

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Remodeling your master bath, guest bathroom, or powder room will help to increase the value of your home. Newly upgraded bathrooms will make your home more appealing and help it stand out above others on the market that haven't been updated.

2. Lifestyle Changes

Bathrooms are not a one-size-fits-all area. Life happens so when you experience a lifestyle change, your bathroom will probably need to change with you. For example, if you are expecting your first child, you might need a bathtub. However, if you're looking to age in place or take care of an elderly loved one, you might need to redesign your bathroom to  include universal design elements like grab bars, a slip-resistant floor, or a walk-in shower. You should also consider increasing the width of the doorway to make it more easily accessible for those using wheelchairs and walkers. 

3. Modernize the space

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If your bathroom is a salmon pink, avocado green, or any other funky color from yesteryear, then it might be time to modernize. You and your family probably spend a significant amount of time in your bathroom day after day and year after year. So why not turn your ugly bathroom into a tranquil oasis, one you will love spending time in, and one you won't be embarrassed to let your guests use.

There are so many ways to upgrade and modernize your bathroom. Do you want to give it a fresh contemporary look? We can replace all of your existing outdated fixtures, rework the layout, and expand the size of your bathroom to give it a more luxurious open concept feel. Want more storage for your beauty and bath products? We can help you install custom cabinetry, built-ins, and open shelving to address your storage needs. Do you want a luxurious spa-like shower? We can help you create a multi-functional shower with rainfall showerheads, body spray features, and massaging jets. When it comes to modernizing your bathroom, the possibilities are truly endless!  

4. Faulty Plumbing and Fixtures

Eventually, your home's plumbing will need to be replaced and that includes your bathroom's faucets and plumbing lines. If you have leaky lines or dripping faucets, and you don't address the problem immediately, you could be looking at a significantly higher cost for repairs and replacements down the road. Over time, these repairs and replacement costs can really add up.

Therefore, why not go ahead and remodel your West Chester bathroom now instead of wasting all that money for repairs on an old bathroom you hate?

A remodel that includes new faucets and fixtures will update the look of your bathroom and eliminate leaks that cost you money. Additionally, the other water lines such as underneath the sink and toilet could all be included in your new remodel as well and that will save you the drama and expense of a major flooding catastrophe.

5. Additional Storage

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Many bathrooms, especially if you live in an older home, weren't built with much, if any storage. The good news is that a bathroom remodel in your Chester County home can fix that. Wouldn't it be great to have enough storage and designated space for each family member to put their toiletries? There are some unique ways to add extra storage to your bathroom including custom cabinets, built-ins, open-shelving, and more. 

6. Stains, mold, and wood rot

It happens to the best of homes. As time marches on eventually your bathroom will become stained either from normal wear and tear such as calcium, lime, and rust or from other sources such as cleaning products, hair color, etc. Once your bathroom gets to that point, your best bet is to have it remodeled to avoid those unsightly stains, exposure to mold, and wood rot. 

7. Update your Shower tiles

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Whether you want a new, fresh look for your bathroom or if your shower wall tiles are beginning to crack and fall off, the solution might be to go ahead and pay for a total bathroom remodel. Why? Because having your bathroom remodeled is sometimes more cost-effective than just having your shower tiles replaced. Not to mention that if you just have your shower tiles replaced, the rest of your bathroom in contrast will then look even older.

8. Water Conservation

Older toilets, faucets, and showerheads use more water than their modern-day counterparts. Newer toilets are designed to use much less water when flushed and newer faucets and showerheads all have water-saving devices built into them. For these reasons, having your bathrooms remodeled to include new toilets, faucets, and showerheads will, in turn, help conserve water and protect our natural resources.

9. Keeping the Peace

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Do you and your spouse fight over the one sink in your bathroom? Or perhaps your kids all struggle to use the one sink in your hall bathroom while everyone is trying to get ready for the day at the same time. A customized bathroom remodel is the perfect way to solve any bathroom struggle and turn it into a peaceful oasis that suits everyone's needs.

What's Next?

If you would like more information on remodeling your bathroom or any other space in your West Chester home, please contact us today. We'll be happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions that you may have along the way. Get ready to transform your bathroom with Hazley Builders! 

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