When most people think of home renovation projects, they think of something that you do one time and then the work is done. This is true for most such projects. When you tackle a massive kitchen remodeling job, you do so with the thought that you won’t remodel your kitchen ever again. Once you’ve ripped up the tiles and replaced them, replaced all of the appliances, knocked down a wall, put a new sink in and whatever else you want to do to your kitchen, the work is done. For the next however many years you simply get to enjoy the benefits of your hard work and money. The same goes for most of the other major home renovation projects, such as making your bedroom bigger or turning your garage into a ‘man cave.’ Once you’ve finished your unfinished basement, the work is done and your home is complete.
However, when you take on bathroom renovations, you should do so knowing that your renovations will only be great for a few years. This isn’t to say that companies who do bathroom renovations aren’t great at their jobs, or that your bathroom will become unusable after a few years. Many people who renovate their bathrooms do such a great job that they never have to renovate them again, even decades later. This is certainly the experience that many people have when they work with Marrokal Design and Remodeling.
However, a huge portion of people don’t have such an experience, and they quickly realize that much of the work they have done has deteriorated just a few years later. The main reason why this occurs is that bathrooms see a great deal more use than other portions of the home. When you take a shower, steam builds up in the bathroom. If you learned anything from your high school geology classes, then you learned that water does a great deal of damage. Just remember that flowing rivers are what has caused the vast majority of the canyons on the earth’s surface. The condensation that results every time you take a shower does damage to the rest of your bathroom. It causes the paint on the walls to run, the tiles on the floor to build up mildew, and the bathtub in the shower area to see damage. Over a long period of time the water that builds up in your bathroom from taking showers will force you to replace some of the items in it.
It’s not just the humidity from the showers you take that do damage to the rest of your bathroom. It’s also each time that you wash your face in the sink or brush your teeth, or each time that you use your toilet. The truth of the matter is that your bathroom sees so much more use than the rest of your home that you’ll likely want to replace aspects of it more frequently. This doesn’t mean that you’ll have to take on renovation projects of the same scale each time, only that you might need to replace specific items on a semi-frequent basis.