One of the most-used and least appreciated rooms in anyone’s home is their bathroom. The decision to invest in a quality bathroom can be a tricky one, particularly if you’re unsure how much you need to spend. As with most things in life, you generally can’t get a good quality bathroom without paying a higher price.
For a lot of millennials, sinking a few thousand pounds into a new bathroom seems like a lot of money to spend on something you don’t really care about.
After all, it’s a bathroom – it’s there to be functional, not fanciful, how posh does a loo really need to be?
It’s understandable to wonder, is it really worth investing?
There are probably a hundred things you’d rather spend your money on, like a new car, new clothes, a holiday, or splurging on a new TV or sound system.
Those are things you can get excited about.
A bathroom? Not so much.
But here’s the truth bomb most of us learn the hard way: investing more now in something high-quality will save you money in the long-run.
It’s like skimping out on your breakdown insurance because you’d rather blow it all on a great night out.
Who ever really used breakdown insurance, right?
It seems like a great idea….right up to the point you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, freezing to death because your car’s broken down and nobody will come and get you.
You end up paying premium rates for a tow truck to rescue you – far more than you’d have paid for breakdown cover – and your night out is ruined.
Hindsight is always 20/20, and the perspective gained on bathrooms as you spend longer as a homeowner is this:
Investing in a quality bathroom is a lot cheaper in the long run.
And money isn’t the only upside to spending a little more now to get a great design. Here are five reasons millennials should invest in a quality bathroom…
#1 Saving You Money
Investing in a quality bathroom may cost you in the short term, but in the long term, it will (at the very least) equal out, and potentially make you money.
Updating your bathroom and investing in a quality design allows you to incorporate the latest technology, which massively improves your room. New bathroom technology can make your home more environmentally friendly and energy efficient, saving you paying more on household bills, and helping you reduce your carbon footprint.
Given that millennials are the most environmentally-friendly and technologically driven generation, both of these are massive plus points, and have the added benefit of saving you money while you’re saving the planet and getting all the latest gadgets.
There are new designs such as low flow toilet suites that reduce water consumption, sensor triggered faucets that only switch on when in use, and even water regulators. All these mod-cons will save you money while transforming your bathroom, and creating a more functional space that enables you to actively regulate your water and energy.
#2 Longer Lasting, Higher Quality
You really can’t beat a good quality bathroom.
When you get a cheap bathroom you will find you are continuously revamping your bathroom, trying to keep them functional and usable. Taps will need replacing, toilets repairing, and the expenses involved in keeping your cheap and cheerful suite functional will quickly add up.
Investing in high-quality from the start gets you a long-lasting and durable bathroom that will last years.
Not only will your products, fixtures and fittings be high-quality, but your servicing and installation will be to the highest standard also. This is essential as it means you are less likely to have any problems with your new bathroom in the future.
Opting for cheap and cheerful now will very likely mean you have to deal with leaks, broken seals, and even mould in the coming months and years.
Investing in a quality bathroom also means that you can permanently fix any existing problems, ensuring your new bathroom is trouble-free.
#3 A More Enjoyable Environment
Let’s be honest, nobody wants to be relaxing in the bath in an outdated and old-fashioned bathroom.
Having a high-quality design means your bathroom always feels luxurious, and it will always be a relaxing place for you. Entering your bathroom will become an enjoyable and soothing experience, with everything up-to-date and fully functional.
An effective bathroom design can also help you make use of your space, increasing your storage, and getting as much functionality as possible from your room. This is particularly important if you have a small home and space is at a premium.
Creating a bathroom that’s aesthetically pleasing while having the functionality of hidden storage is what makes a bathroom feel that little bit more luxurious, and your home feel that little bit more spacious. That feeling is something that will last, making you actually want to spend time in your bathroom.
#4 Safer Surroundings
Your 20s and 30s are frequently times you’re trying to cut back, save money, and are working on building the careers that will eventually lead to the big bucks.
It’s natural to want to put off doing big things like expensive bathroom overhauls until you’re earning a higher income. But this is also the time in your life you’re likely to have (or be thinking about having) children.
A quality bathroom means that your children and younger family members will be safe and protected. Cheaper bathroom installations can easily lead to mould, leaks, clogged drains, and backed up or broken toilets, which really aren’t suitable for your children and a growing family.
Mould isn’t good for anyone as it produces allergens, irritants and sometimes toxic substances, however, these risks are much greater for children. When you invest in a quality bathroom you ensure that damp is treated, effective moisture control is in place, and the room is properly ventilated.
Managing family life usually means you never get a minute of peace to yourself. Your children are often in the bathroom with you and having clogged drains is unhygienic, while trying to potty train without a functioning toilet is virtually impossible.
#5 Adding Value
Adding value to your home is one of the biggest reasons to invest in a quality bathroom. On average a new bathroom can add around £3750 to the value of your property. It will make your home more appealing for the duration of your time there, and when you come to sell will also ensure you can get top price for a modern and luxurious home.
When you’re new to the property ladder ensuring a higher price for your home when you’re ready to move on is vital. It will also lead to a smoother selling process, as new home buyers may be looking for a first home that doesn’t need any extra work on it. They also may be thinking about how a poor quality bathroom might affect them.
Nothing puts potential buyers off faster than a cheap bathroom in poor repair.
Nobody wants a house with weak water pressure, leaky shower heads, sewer smells, and poor ventilation. Statistically, the return you will get when you invest in a new bathroom is 48%, which means the more you invest, the greater the rewards you will reap down the line.
Leaving aside the financial incentives, investing in quality avoids endless problems leading to months of stress and agony. At Castle Tile and Bathroom Studio, all our bathroom designs are high-quality, and carefully crafted to provide the perfect finish to your bathroom. Give us a call or email us today to start designing the perfect bathroom for your home, family, and future…