One of the best ways to breathe new life into a home is to renovate your bathroom. A renovation does not necessarily mean deconstructing your bathroom completely – simply replacing your vanity or shower can dramatically enhance the look and feel of your bathroom. Of course, you can also opt to tear everything out and starting from scratch. It all depends on what you’re looking to accomplish and more importantly, your budget.
In 2014, the HIA-GWA Kitchens and Bathrooms Report released by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) stated that 70% of bathroom renovations were on bathrooms between 11-20 years old. So, if your bathroom is pushing 11 years, perhaps it’s time to consider a bathroom renovation?
As Ross’s Discount Home Centres’ head of purchasing, I often meet customers looking to renovate their bathrooms. While there are many reasons to renovate a bathroom, in this article I have compiled a list of the top reasons our customers renovate theirs.
1. Fix any existing problems
Over time, most bathrooms experience water leaks, which lead to rotting floors and mould problems; this is certainly the number one reason our customers seek to renovation their bathroom. If you suspect that your tiles are loose or if you have leaking fixtures, you should consider modern tapware, such as what we offer at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, in your renovation. This will help you avoid any potential problems due to leaks.
2. Increase your storage space
I find many customers renovate their bathroom simply to increase their storage space. The easiest way to go about doing this is to add our range of stylish bathroom cabinets to your bathroom. Not only do these handy cabinets offer you additional storage space and increase the visual appeal of your bathroom, but if you opt for mirrored cabinets, you get added practicality.
3. Update the look of your bathroom
If you’re anything like my wife and many of our customers, you may simply have grown tired of your bathroom and are ready to give it a facelift. This can easily be achieved by laying new tiles or by adding accessories to your bathroom. To give your bathroom a stylish look, simply talk to one of our salesmen and we will be happy to offer some great ideas to remodel your bathroom into something modern and fresh – without having to start from scratch.
4. Increase the resale value of your home
One of the biggest benefits of renovating your bathroom is that it will increase the resale value of your home. Given Perth’s falling real estate market, one way to stand out from the competition and insure a quick sale is to update your bathroom – without overcapitalising. Homes with modern or renovated bathrooms tend to sell at a higher price than homes with dated bathrooms. A new bathroom not only allows you to enjoy your bathroom, but it also works as a great investment.
5. Add functionality
We offer a range of bathroom products, such as shower screens, bathroom basins and shower bases, which add a touch of functionality to your bathroom. If you have a busy household with many members using the bathroom, renovating your bathroom can help make it more functional.
6. Improve energy efficiency
Although not high on the reasons I find customers looking to renovate their bathroom, there is a steady increase of those who are becoming more environmentally conscious. Our quality bathroom products such as water saving fixtures, low flow toilet suites and radiant flooring can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your bathroom. You can also install new windows, which will improve ventilation, eliminating both cooling costs in summer and heating costs in winter.
7. Make your bathroom safer
One of the most important reasons to consider renovation is to make your bathroom safer, especially if you have young children, like me. Indeed, most accidents at home occur in the bathroom, which can be avoided by making some simple changes. Install wider doorways, slip resistant flooring and shower screens, amongst other bathroom products that we offer, to make your bathroom safer.
There are several reasons why you may consider renovating your bathroom and it primarily boils down to what you want to achieve. If you’re worried about renovation costs, then you will be glad to know that you can renovate your bathroom even on a small budget by choosing to purchase items from a discount home centre, such as Ross’s Discount Home Centre.
With a total warehouse stock exceeding $ 1 million worth of quality home improvement goods, we feature an extensive selection of bathroom products. Our product range includes bathroom accessories, bathroom vanities, tapware, toilet suites, bathtubs, shower screens, basins, floor tiles, cabinets, wall units and much more! Whatever your need for bathroom renovation may be, we have products that will suit your purpose and fit your budget.
We keep our warehouses well stocked, so if you visit our showroom, you’ll be able walk out the door with stock in hand. Alternatively, you can also choose to buy products online to take advantage of our free Perth Metro delivery and we will have them delivered to your doorstep in a couple of days.
To find out how to go about renovating your bathroom, get in touch with us to talk to one of our expert salesmen. We will be happy to assist you in every way we can.