Remodeling your bathroom can be a great way to add value to your San Mateo home, as well as make it safer and more inviting for guests. With frequent and sustained exposure to moisture and humidity, even the best-constructed bathrooms can succumb to problems such as mold and mildew, rot and decay. Adding a bathroom is one of the most common reasons for remodeling, such as creating a master suite, turning a closet into a half bath, or adding a bathroom to a floor that doesn't have one, such as a basement. A remodel will not only increase the value of your home, but it will also likely prompt guests to visit it more often.
You'll feel more confident inviting your friends over because you have a visually cooler atmosphere to show off. Thanks to your fantastic renovations, your bathroom will be the topic of conversation at the party. In addition to making your bathroom look better, remodeling can also make it safer. With bathtubs, showers, and slippery floors, bathrooms can be a dangerous place.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls are the leading cause of accidental injuries and account for more than 20% of emergency room visits. Adding safety-focused features such as walk-in bathtubs, walk-in showers, grab bars, hands-free faucets, or other bathroom accessories can help prevent injuries and make your bathroom safer for everyone. These types of features can also allow older and disabled homeowners to maintain their independence and stay in their homes longer, making it an excellent long-term investment. Nothing should stop you from remodeling your bathroom if you have the desire and the money, but you should try to make sure that any changes you make increase the resale value of your home or, at least, don't decrease it.