Pay attention to early warning signs that your bathroom isn’t serving your needs, so you won’t be shocked by the sudden realisation that you need an immediate intervention. Bathroom shortcomings can sometimes be disguised and minimised with creative solutions, and cosmetic adjustments can alleviate the dowdiness that comes with age.

Years of constant use and wear can take a toll on your bathroom, your budget, and even your sanity. Don’t let it get to that point. Here are some signs you may want to consider a bathroom renovation.

1. Stains, cracked tile, peeling paint, and missing grout

Seemingly minor problems can lead to—or be signs of—water leaks, mould and mildew growth, corrosion, and structural damage. Ignoring such warning signs compounds the problems and can prove very costly to repair later.

2. Leaky faucets, toilets that run, mysterious sounds of water running, or unexplained high water bills

Not all leaks are visible. Water can be troublesome if it drips, leaks, or causes unsightly buildup. Extremely hard water can damage water lines as well, sometimes slowing flow or leading to pipe failure.

Fittings loosen or break, and leaks can be hidden inside walls and floors. Professional investigation and diagnosis is sometimes needed and can often prevent a flood or major damage.

3. Lingering odours and heavy humidity

If your bathroom doesn’t pass the sniff test, or if it regularly feels like a sauna, your exhaust fan may not be functioning properly. Every bath should have an efficient way to eliminate odours and humidity.

4. The locker room syndrome

You should love your bathroom and want to spend time in it! If you find yourself using the bath primarily as a storage room for dirty socks and wet towels, it probably is due for a makeover. Bathrooms ought to be clean, fresh, and attractive spaces. Not sure where to start?

Let our professional bathroom designers help you with that concept. Whether you need individualised grooming stations for active teens, a modern bath suitable for guest use, more storage, stylish cabinets, or easy-care materials, we can help you achieve your goals with a bathroom remodel.

5. Outdated or unattractive design

Some baths haven’t aged well. Others were attractive in their day, but their prime has passed. The Kitchen Master can help you fast-forward to a master retreat that incorporates upscale fixtures and the latest features, or we will suggest ways to take your space from functional to fabulous with a cosmetic redo. It’s your choice.

Best of all, we work with you every step of the way, whether your project involves simply updating cabinets and tile or a major expansion and new construction. As full-service design-build specialists, we keep tabs on the latest trends and seek solutions that meet your aesthetic and budgetary requirements.

6. Lack of usable space

Even though period bathrooms can be charming, sometimes they don’t mesh with modern lifestyles. If you need more space, better lighting, a separate shower, a garden view, dual vanities, more cabinet space, a soaking tub, or anything else to rekindle your love for your bathroom, call on us for ideas. We’ll try to carve space out of a closet or adjacent room, or help you plan an expansion into your yard.

Renovating a house can be overwhelming, but you don’t want to ignore the warning signs of bathroom dissatisfaction.

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