Contrary to popular belief, it’s usually small-scale remodeling projects that give the best returns on investment (ROIs). A small-scale project like a wet area remodel focuses on the features that suffer the most wear and tear. These include your shower, tub, walls, and flooring, all of which are exposed to soap, scum, and water on a daily basis.
In most cases, it makes practical—and financial—sense for homeowners to pursue a wet area remodel instead of a full bathroom remodel. What are the usual reasons wet area features need to be replaced? The tub to shower conversion contractors at Total Bath Systems LuxStone of Connecticut list them below:
- Bathtub cracks – An old bathtub is prone to leaks, which need to be fixed as soon as possible. Otherwise, water might seep into bathroom flooring and cause structural damage.
- Hard-to-remove stains – The mineral traces in hard water may leave behind unsightly stains in your tub and shower. The color of the stains varies depending on the mineral deposits left behind by hard water. For instance, reddish-brown stains are caused by iron deposits, black stains by sulfur bacteria and yellow stains by the accumulation of oils from the skin. These tough-to-remove stains can make your bathroom look old and worn, which is why most homeowners prefer to remove them.
- Mold and mildew – Mold-damaged components need to be replaced as soon as possible. Otherwise, mold can easily affect other parts of your home.
If you’re not sure whether some of the features need to be replaced or just need intensive cleaning, it’s best to consult a shower and walk-in tub conversion contractor.
When Is It Better to Remodel Your Entire Bathroom?
A full bathroom remodel makes more financial sense if there’s extensive bathroom damage or you want to overhaul its entire design. To maximize your ROIs, consult one of your local walk-in bath companies.
Total Bath Systems LuxStone of Connecticut offers professional bathroom remodeling services as well as premium KOHLER® showers. To request an estimate, call us at (860) 410-6950 or fill out this form.