You may not give your bathroom as much consideration as other rooms in your home. After all, you’re kind of in and out of there to shower and do other business.

That said, the bathroom is one of the most important rooms, and it’s certainly one worth upgrading every now and again. If you haven’t touched your shower since you moved in, and that was more than a decade ago, here are some trouble spots you might want to fix.

1. Water leaks

Pipes aren’t built to last forever. If these are old, they could have small hairline cracks. That leads to water leaks whenever someone showers. Don’t wait until your bathroom (and adjoining rooms) are flooded to do something about old pipes.

2. Mold

Not only is mold unappealing to look at, but it’s bad for your health, too. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some people have developed respiratory allergies, asthma, coughing, and upper respiratory tract issues because of mold in the bathroom. Those who already have these conditions will notice their symptoms are exacerbated.

You can eliminate mold in your shower with bleach. In the future, make sure your bathroom has good ventilation to avoid the excess humidity that causes mold.

 

3. Chipped tiles

The caulk in your bathroom will hold on for a long time, but eventually, with enough exposure to humidity and water, it will start to let go. Your tiled bathroom walls or floors may chip or break off entirely. You can caulk one or two broken tiles, but once more tiles in your bathroom are chipped than intact, it’s time to do something about it.

4. Cramped space

When you first bought your house, the bathroom seemed spacious enough. Now, whenever you step in your shower, you feel like you can’t maneuver to wash your hair or your body without bumping into the walls or shower door.

Whether you literally or figuratively outgrew your shower, you shouldn’t have to bathe in discomfort every day. It might be time to seriously consider expanding your shower.   

5. Fixtures aren’t eco-friendly enough

How old is your shower and the rest of your bathroom fixtures? If the answer is more than 10 years old, you could be feeling the impact of their age on your wallet each month. Older fixtures like showers, sinks, and even toilets don’t use water as well as newer models do. That means a higher utilities bill for you.

Showers and a lot of other bathroom fixtures these days are designed to be eco-friendly. Whether that means recycling water (hygienically, of course) or using less of the stuff, you’ll do your part for the planet each time you shower.

Are you interested in upgrading your shower? Contact us at CBD Glass. We’re a Toronto, Ontario, Canada glass designer and manufacturer. Our frameless glass shower doors are a gorgeous addition to any bathroom. To learn more, call us today at 1-855-872-4223.

Sources:

https://www.zillow.com/blog/9-signs-time-redo-bathroom-202574/
https://www.cdc.gov/mold/dampness_facts.htm