Whether our bathrooms are havens of rest and relaxation or are simply a functional family space, they’re always going to be an essential component to any home. However, unlike other rooms around your property, bathrooms can sometimes be forgotten about when planning your interior design vision.
Sometimes we can even let our bathrooms fall into disrepair rather than actually making any changes to the design or aesthetic, which is why those monstrous avocado bathrooms continue to persist in the 21st century.
A new bathroom can offer a variety of benefits, both to how your home functions and to its general aesthetic. It’s important that your bathroom is a comfortable space to spend time in, so if your bathroom is suffering from any of the five signs listed below, it’s time to consider an upgrade.
Your bathroom’s stuck in the past
A traditional bathroom can be a great addition to any home, with intricate fixtures and a charming rustic aesthetic being a very popular choice amongst those looking to update their bathrooms.
However, we can probably all agree that there was a specific time in bathroom design during which we all suffered from collective blindness and decided an avocado colour scheme, carpeted floors and Artex ceilings were a great idea.
Thankfully, bathroom designs have changed considerably since those dark days, however, you may still be sporting a look that you’re not particularly happy with. It might even be that your fixtures are beginning to look a little tired and worn, meaning they could benefit from an update.
Luckily, bathroom installation companies can offer a wide array of styles to suit your tastes and budget, meaning you can create a great-looking bathroom. If you’re struggling for ideas, why not read our previous blog looking at some of our top bathroom design tips to help you get started?
A change in function
It’s not unusual for the way your home operates to change over the years. You may have moved into the place on your own and now have a family, whatever the case, you may be having to make some changes to your home in order to keep it functional.
This is no different when it comes to your bathroom. Maybe you only have a bath and are realising that your morning routine is becoming a logistical nightmare now that you have kids. Or, it could be that an elderly member of your family is struggling with your current bathroom design.
If you’re finding these issues to be particularly problematic when using your bathroom, this is a sure sign you need to make some changes. In comparison to the simplistic toilet, bath and sink set-up, bathrooms are becoming more bespoke, suitable for a range of different home dynamics. With this in mind, you can easily find the perfect bathroom installation when working with the right contractor.
Battling constant issues
No matter what style or function you decide to choose for your bathroom, if you’re finding that you’re constantly battling with issues, it might be time to call in the professionals. Problems with your water, such as a significant dip in quality, poor water volume and leaky water lines are all obvious signs that your piping is beginning to reach the end of its lifespan, meaning you’re in need of a bathroom upgrade.
Aside from problems with your water, if you’re constantly battling your old and outdated fixtures and having to make more repairs by the day, an upgrade will resolve this entirely. With new innovations in bathroom design, fixtures have become smarter, more energy-efficient and generally longer-lasting, meaning an update can save you from constant calls to the plumber.
Moving in (or out!)
Moving into a new home is both a stressful and exciting time, yet if you’re not happy with the current décor, it’s pretty likely you’ll want to make a few changes (see the previous paragraph about terrible avocado bathtubs!). With this in mind, installing a new bathroom when you move in is the perfect way to start making your new house a home.
Installing a brand spanking new bathroom can also be a great idea for when you decide to move on from your current property. Although it may seem a bit counterintuitive to spend money updating a bathroom you won’t use in the future, deals can be made or broken on the smallest of caveats in the housing market. If your bathroom isn’t up to scratch, you could potentially miss out on a sale.
Having a great-looking bathroom also has the added benefit of increasing your home value. According to propertypriceadvice.co.uk , a new bathroom, if carried out by a quality contractor can add as much as 5% to your total asking price; an increase not to be sniffed at.
Here in the UK, many of our homes are consistently under attack by bouts of mould. According to a Government study, around 4% of all houses in the UK suffer from some form of mould and, because of its propensity to grow in damp places, it’s not unusual to find black patches around your bathroom.
Mould can be an unsightly irritation at best and a genuine health concern at worst, with the ability to cause respiratory problems and asthma attacks. Because of this, it’s important to look at ways to tackle this problem.
The best thing to do in this situation is to check what the source of the mould is. The likely culprit is either a lack of ventilation or a leak of some sort. If you’re finding that the mould isn’t going away no matter what you do, it may be time to consider stopping the problem at its source by investing in a bathroom upgrade.
Looking to install a new bathroom? Get in touch with Gastech today
Investing in anything as large-scale as a complete bathroom installation can be a somewhat daunting process. You want to ensure that your money is put to the best possible use and may have heard countless horror stories of cowboy traders taking customers for a ride.
With this in mind, you need to enlist the help of a contractor you can trust to competently carry out everything from a quick boiler repair to a full bathroom installation. For those looking for a reliable local plumber and installer in South Wales, Gastech are the ones to call. Our qualified team of tradespeople take an immense amount of pride in their work and it shows.
As Which? Trusted Traders and Worcester Bosch Group Accredited Installers, you can trust us to carry out a comprehensive bathroom or kitchen installation to the highest standards, leaving you with a stunning finished product you can be completely happy with.
Whether you’re looking for new bathroom fixtures to update your current bathroom or are in need of a brand-new design to finally get rid of that lime-green toilet, Gastech is on hand to offer the complete package for whatever you need.
Aside from our stunning bathroom installations, we also offer quality plumbing services to our customers, including boiler replacements, central heating repairs, and heated floor installation.
For more information on how Gastech can help with your new bathroom installation, visit our website or get in touch with one of our advisors on 0800 975 2180 to further discuss your needs and requirements.