shutterstock_291164840If you’ve been dealing with a less-than-adequate bathroom for a while now, you have probably fantasized about remodeling it. You likely haven’t done it yet, however, because the amount of time and money that goes into a bathroom remodeling project can be truly daunting. So how do you know it’s worth it? Here are some reasons to start that bathroom remodel project. It increases the resale value of your entire home You read that correctly -- this isn’t just about your bathroom anymore. If your bathroom is freshly remodeled, your entire home is worth more. In fact, a bathroom can be a crucial component to increasing the resale value of your home. Kitchen and bathrooms are the highest valued rooms for potential buyers.

Remodeling a bathroom pays off. On average, homeowners who remodel their bathroom get around 70 cents per every dollar spent back when they move away. This makes a bathroom remodeling endeavor much more financially worth it than your average remodeling project.

Increasing space The beauty of remodeling your bathroom (rather than simply reorganizing it or updating a few fixtures in it) is that you can actually gain space in it. Crowded bathrooms are an unpleasant experience, while spacious ones are a luxurious experience. If space is your issue, remodeling makes a lot of sense. Future investment Depending on your place in life, you may want to remodel your bathroom with a future family in mind. Or, if you’ve already had all the children you’re going to have, perhaps remodeling it for the future, older you will be useful. This includes anti-slip flooring, built-in shelving (both good for children and the elderly), grab bars and shower seats, and so on. The options are unlimited. Fixer upper bathrooms Some bathrooms are in desperate need of some fixing up. Perhaps your tiles have gotten chopped up and are unpleasantly dirty (to the extent that can’t simply be sprayed and washed). Or maybe your toilet is outdated and isn’t functioning as well as it should anymore. Although you can live with issues like this for a long time, it’s not always healthy to do so. Germs love bathrooms, and cleanliness or functionality problems only cause more germs to breed.

If this sounds at all like your bathroom, remodeling could be a good idea for your own health. Update all the fixtures, make sure everything is clean and tidy, and start with a clean slate so you can easily maintain the hygiene and maintenance of the bathroom from then on. If there are a large number of things wrong in your bathroom, remodeling is the perfect chance to fix them all at once. You can then just live your life and not worry about going into a broken, germy bathroom several times every day.