If you are looking to sell your home, giving a bathroom a makeover can make a big difference in whether or not a potential buyer chooses your house. Installing new fixtures or countertops, replacing that old tub with a sparkling new insert, or upgrading the commode can completely change the look and feel of the room and attract that buyer. Bathroom remodeling has been recently ranked in the top ten remodeling projects for added value to a home.
As our population ages, safety has gained a higher profile in the minds of homeowners. Since a number of accidents in the home occur in bathrooms, making the bathroom a safer place can be an excellent focus for a remodel. Change the floor surface to make it less slippery. Replace fixtures and counters that have sharp edges with those that are less likely to cause an injury due to a fall. Install grab bars to provide a solid grip for those who may be less sure–footed than they would like to be.
Burns from water that is too hot can be a concern. Therefore, have thermostatic anti–scald valves installed. Motion controlled faucets at the lavatory with a preset temperature can also protect against burns. They also have the added benefits of reducing the spread of germs and preventing overflowing sinks.
Replacing old, leaky fixtures will reduce the irritating sounds of running and dripping water; it will save a great deal of money, too. Simply installing a replacement for a leaky faucet can save over a thousand gallons a year. Upgrading to modern, efficient commode can save over 10,000 gallons of water a year. Motion controlled faucets will reduce water usage overall and will reduce hot water usage since the water temperature can be preset.
Remodeling a bathroom also provides the opportunity to seal gaps around windows, fixtures and plumbing penetrations. This helps keep the warm or cold air where it should be and will reduce heating and cooling costs. Replacing old, inefficient lighting fixtures is also a good way to make your bathroom more efficient.
Looking to remodel the bathroom in your OKC home? Call Hull Plumbing at (405) 246-9763 and let us make your vision a reality!