Nowadays, when the construction industry is plagued by many types of crisis (including COVID-19), it is difficult to find a new home to buy. So really, it is no coincidence that renovations give and take in recent years and to the extent that they have become part of our daily lives.
Simply put, if your home is old and you want a renovation to change your life or to “upgrade” it to increase its value, renovation is now one way to do so. There are many homeowners who think that a form of renovation is best for them or in other words, what renovation will change the way they live and move in the house or upgrade it so that its value goes up at the market. Old houses have nothing to do with modern ones in terms of practicality and functionality, and often their old layout proves how strange the designs were back in the day. Of course, this does not mean that they can not be improved and made changes that, even if they are not extended to the entire surface of the house, will make it much more modern and practical.
So if you want to renovate your home, you are probably thinking about where to start or wondering which room is the one whose renovation will greatly change the way you live and see your home. It may seem a little strange, but the answer to this question is the room of the house where renovations are most often done is the bathroom! Yes, you read that right! The room in which the king goes alone is the one that can change the air of an entire house and significantly increase its value. So if you are thinking of doing a renovation, the bathroom is the best place to start. It is logical due to your lack of experience, however, not to understand basic things about the specific project, such as WHY it is good to do and what are the things that can or should be done in a bathroom to become more modern and be one of the most important features of the house. Here we will solve all your questions and we will present you some beautiful suggestions to feel more comfortable and start your project with confidence and calmness. So let’s get started!
Why Bathroom Renovation Is So Necessary
The truth is that when someone says the word “home”, the bathroom is not the first thing that comes to mind. The bathroom is not like the living room or a bedroom. It is not a room in which we will spend much of our day. All of this is certainly true, but what you do not know is the fact that a good bathroom can make a home stand out. The feel of a living room and its functionality depends to a large extent on its decoration. This can be changed relatively easily and at any time. The bathroom on the other hand is judged by its equipment and the management of the space. It may not be the room you spend many hours each day, but the hours you spend there will be your most personal.
In addition, nowadays the needs for grooming have become very great and the old bathrooms are simply not designed or built to make our lives easier. They are often narrow or do not have the necessary sockets for shavers and other appliances that are necessary in the bathroom. Not to mention that many times they do not have the best lighting. A great bathroom is not just useful. It also shows that the owner of the house was really interested in the image of the whole building and not just their own personal taste but rather an investment for the future, in case it goes on the market. Simply put, the bathroom is the detail that makes the difference and makes a good home look very good and special. Just think of your guests in the houses of friends or acquaintances how many times you were impressed by their modern bathrooms.
If your home was built in the 80’s or 90’s, it is almost certain that its bathroom will have a bathtub. If you look at the most modern bathrooms, however, you will notice that now even in expensive homes we see that bathtubs have ceased to be part of the bathroom equipment. The reason for this is very simple: a bathtub simply takes up space and significantly reduces the already small space of the bathroom. Just ask yourself: when was the last time you did not shower but fill the bathtub to wash? So since a shower seems to be more common today – do we really need to take up space? That is subjective, because baths too have relaxation properties. Replacing your bathtub with a modern shower with a cabin will not only help you free up some space in your bathroom, thus making the space more comfortable and practical, but will offer you a very good shower experience. A modern shower is nowadays one of the most important upgrades in a bathroom and therefore in a house.
Installation of Pressed Cement Mortar
Pressed cement mortar is a new building material with unique properties and is very popular both indoors and outdoors. Its main ingredient is Thera earth and it is known for its excellent thermal and waterproofing properties but also for its strong antimicrobial action. It can be placed very easily on walls and floors without the need to remove the tiles or any other coating. Its texture is similar to that of cement and that is what makes it so modern. Its normal color is gray, but you can give it any color you want. In general, pressed cement mortar is a very modern material which is the first proposal of many famous interior architects and decorators. Placing this material on the walls and floor of your bathroom will not only improve its insulation, but will make it stand out. For even better results and a very significant upgrade of the space, you can build a shower and sink from pressed cement mortar and even a bathtub if your space allows
Electrical and Drainage Work
One of the most common problems with old bathrooms is that their lighting is not the best. It is certainly enough to take a bath or your need, but it often creates problems in matters that have to do with our grooming and care. Make up for a woman with poor lighting is not the easiest and the same goes for shaving, especially today when the shape of the beard and mustache is crucial for every man! Improving bathroom lighting and replacing old fixtures and lamps with new and more efficient ones is a very important upgrade for a bathroom. You may need to add lamp installations to strategic areas of the space to improve the way it is lit, but the result can be sure that it will be unique and will significantly improve your bathroom, if done correctly. Another popular electrical job is plugging in, as it is not uncommon for old bathrooms to have only one – and often not in the optimal position – or none at all. Also it may be good to look at different drainage systems too. For example there are slot drain systems.
Bathroom furniture in most bathrooms is selected with purely functional and almost no aesthetic criteria. It is not at all rare to choose pieces that are not of the best quality but also do not add anything to the aesthetics of the space. So if your furniture is “cheap” and it seems, it would be good in the context of a renovation to change it with more modern and better aesthetic pieces. Your bathroom will definitely become easier to use, but it will also become more beautiful and exude quality and luxury. Once again, furniture is the one that can significantly change the image of a bathroom and upgrade it significantly.
Increase the Value of Your Property
After renovating your home, you may become more attached to it and not want to sell it. However, you never know what will happen in the future and there are many reasons why some people would like to sell a house. As a result, a properly renovated home becomes more enjoyable and thus reduces the time you need to spend outside of it and returns money to your pocket. This is exactly why it makes a great investment in the very beginning. The only sure thing is that a home renovation always increases the home’s value, even though you spent some money on it – it makes it very attractive to a buyer. Renovating a home is definitely a good investment and it is proven that you will get more money from selling it and you will be able to enter the market more easily.