Thinking about remodeling your bathroom but not sure it’s time to spend the money on it? At HC Remodel & Design of greater Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA, we can help you get the most out of your home improvement dollars by deciding when it’s time to remodel. Here are 10 surefire signs that tell you not to ignore your bathroom remodel project any longer.

No ventilation

Mildew is a bathroom’s archenemy. All the moisture and stale air cause a breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria. If you’re still trying to pry open the window now and then to remove the odors, or if you’re leaving the door open to vent into the hallway, it’s time to consider the importance of proper ventilation with a quality bathroom remodel.

Water hog utilities

Watching the water bill climb each month is no fun for homeowners. If your toilet and shower are over 10 years old, it’s likely they are inefficient at conserving water. Swapping out for an energy efficient model is an easy way to start saving water and money.

Outdated and broken tile

There’s only so many times you can stick that broken tile back onto the wall before it’s too chipped to use. And if there are cracks on the floor, it is hard to keep the bathroom as clean as you’d like it to be. Finally, if the color of the tile is circa 1970’s, it’s time to update. Changing the tile in the bathroom is one of the best ways to remodel with high impact.

Mismatched fixtures

If your faucets, knob pulls, lights and other fixtures don’t match, the cohesiveness of the look of your bathroom is greatly disrupted. It is a small fix, but an important one, to match all of these fixtures with a tasteful remodel designed by the award-winning designers at HC Remodel & Design.

Poor lighting

If the lighting in your bathroom is too harsh or too dim, an improved lighting design can make all the difference in the world. For baths you may want soft lighting, but for makeup and shaving you probably want good lighting. Mixing the lighting availability within the room will cover these various needs and make your bathroom that much more functional.

Leaking fixtures

Having permanent rust stains as a result of losing water through a leak can be both unsightly and costly. Fixtures don’t last forever and do need to be replaced during a homeowner’s lifetime. It may be time to consider swapping yours out during your bath remodel.

Plumbing issues

Switching the toilet and the sink may seem like an easy task and a perfect fix for your bathroom layout problems, but the plumbing can actually be complex. Or if your old plumbing is still galvanized steel, it’s likely rift with problems and is badly in need of replacement. Finally, the line to the sewer might be in need of repair or replacement. HC Remodel & Design understands the design and layout of pipes and how to best address your concerns.

Changing needs

Maybe your old bathroom was fine when the kids were young, but now you’ve outgrown the space and the design and need something more efficient. Or maybe it’s time to add another bathroom altogether. Whatever your needs are, we can design and remodel the bathroom that fits into your budget and gives you the greatest return on investment.

Pitted tub

An old tub can be discolored, pitted, hard to clean and downright ugly. Old colors and eroded finishes detract from the value of your house. HC Remodel & Design can come alongside you with the options for refinishing, restoring or replacing your old tub to replace an eyesore with a thing of beauty.

Dated colors

Nothing screams “Old-fashioned!” like an outdated color scheme in the bathroom. If you’re still looking at colors from the 60’s, it’s the equivalent of the market value on your house having a ball and chain locked onto its ankle. An update into beautiful, restful neutrals with simple, colorful accents is an easy way to drive your value up fast.

Contact HC Remodel & Design for your next bathroom remodel!

If any of these 10 warning signs sound like the bathroom you’re living with, call us today at (402) 403-2378 to discuss your options for anything from a simple to an entire bathroom remodel.