If you haven’t ever heard any part of your bathroom referred to as the ‘wet area,’ the place that they are referring to is the shower, tub and other areas that will see plenty of water on a daily basis. This is an important part of your bathroom and giving it a facelift can do wonders for resale. Straight Up Remodeling is here to talk about different upgrades that you can choose for the wet areas in your bathroom that can make your home even more appealing to buyers should you decide to sell.
Benefits of Upgrading the Wet Area in Your Bathroom
When you focus on the wet area of your bathroom, it carries with it many benefits for your home and anyone that would ever come to visit your home. If you have a shower area that doesn’t make sense for someone that is older, or aging, can benefit greatly by a walk in shower instead. There is a significantly lower risk of them falling as they are trying to get into the shower area when they can simply walk in rather than climb into a bathtub first. Sometimes, the wet area in your bathroom can really start to look dated and dirty. The caulking usually needs to be replaced after a while or mold and mildew will start to grow in the corners and is difficult to remove. Giving this area some love and attention will make your bathroom far more comfortable for anyone that uses it.
How to Remodel the Wet Area
There are several ways that you can remodel the wet area in your bathroom. This is a cost effective way to give your bathroom a brand new look and feel. Some of the most common wet area remodels that we see include:
– Tub to Shower Conversion: Not everyone has use for a bathtub. If you don’t like to bathe and don’t ever see yourself using your bathtub, you may decide that you want to get rid of it all together. You may choose to do a large shower that has a custom enclosure to give your bathroom a more luxurious feel.
– Bathtub Replacement: Sometimes, if your bathtub is looking old and worn, replacing it with a newer one can give your bathroom a facelift. Some people may choose to add a jacuzzi or soaker tub in the bathroom to give it a more luxurious feel.
– Walk-in Shower: Changing out your shower for one that doesn’t have any barriers as you walk in and a waterproof floor will make your bathroom look high end. It is great for aging in place and for families that have family members with disabilities that would have a difficult time getting in and out of the shower if there is a step or lip that needs to be stepped over.