7 Signs It’s Time To Remodel Your Bathroom

7 Signs it's time to remodel your bathroom - vanity bathroom sink with beautiful shower in the mirror

When remodeling rooms in your home, it’s always helpful to understand the “why” behind the change. Are you looking to update your style, or is there something tangible that needs to be fixed about the current space? Bathrooms are one of the most sensible rooms to re-do in your home, and they generally gain a high return on investment when it’s time to sell. However, they can require significant funds upfront, so before you start your bathroom remodel, understand the signs. How do you know it’s time to remodel your bathroom?


Functionality is key in a bathroom. If you’ve got old or broken faucets or pipes that are leaking, it’s time to make some repairs. If not properly fixed, leaking in the bathroom can lead to a host of other problems, like mold and water damage to tile and drywall. If the leak is small, a repair will work, but if you’re dealing with substantial leakage (or resulting damage) it may be time to remodel the entire room.

Poor Lighting

The bathroom is a space for getting ready and for getting clean – both of which require excellent lighting. Many bathrooms can accommodate a change in fixtures, but if you’re looking to add light sources, it’s probably time for a remodel. Depending on the location of your bathroom, you may even be able to add a window or increase the size of the one you have, thus upping the natural light in the space.

Lack of Space

Sure, a bathroom remodel won’t add square footage to the total space of your room, but it can rearrange the configuration to allow you to use more of the space you have. Small bathrooms can be troublesome if they’re crowded with large fixtures. A bathroom remodel may be the right move if you’re ready to increase storage and functionality.


Mold is a pesky and persistent problem that needs to be quickly remedied to ensure that it doesn’t spread. If you’re dealing with mold in your wallpaper, tile, or drywall, it’s likely time for a remodel to rid your space once and for all. To thoroughly remediate mold, you’ll need the help of a specialist. When we’re working on a bathroom that requires mold remediation, we’ll put you in contact with an expert to ensure it’s done properly and incorporate their work into the remodel.

Change in Needs

Your family’s needs can change throughout the years, particularly if you’re living in a multi-generational home. There are changes that can be made to accommodate different needs of various family members – if you’re looking to increase accessibility, such as removing a tub or adding a walk-in shower, a remodel is likely necessary. 

Change in Style

With any home remodel, the desire for an updated look is a great reason to change up your space. Maybe you’re looking to replace outdated and ugly fixtures, get rid of out-of-style wallpaper, or refresh the floor with something a bit more durable. Take a look at Pinterest to start brainstorming the looks you love, and talk with your contractor about your ideas and budget.

Time to Sell

If you want to increase your home’s value at the closing table, a bathroom remodel can be a great option. It’s a smaller room that can make a significant impact when it comes to changes to your current space. The best time to remodel is a year or so before you plan to sell, so you’ll have time to enjoy the newly designed space before vacating it.

Modern Touch Contracting offers expert bathroom remodel services, delivering excellent results for mid-range remodels and above. We’re here for you, and we’re looking forward to talking about your bathroom needs and dreams for your remodeled space. Contact us to set up your consultation