The bathroom is one of the highest trafficked rooms in your home and it comes to no surprise that it is also one of the most valuable in terms of home resale, so making sure your bathroom is in its best shape is not only beneficial for you but also the value of your home.
Bathroom remodels are one of the top remodeling projects that homeowners take on every year. Many factors come into play for a homeowner when thinking about a bathroom remodeling: price, style, selections, not to mention the time it will take to complete. For most having their bathroom torn apart and unusable for an extended period is not an appealing thought.
What is a Cover Up Remodel?
This is where the speed factor comes into play. Most have probably seen the ads for lightning fast 1 or 2 day remodels, it looks great, going to work in the morning and then coming home to an updated bathroom, what could be better? But are these types of remodels too good to be true? Further investigation will pull back the curtain to reveal that these quick turnaround remodels might simply just be covering up the existing bathroom with clean, shiny and fresh-looking surfaces.
For example, instead of pulling out the tub and replacing it with a new one, many companies offer acrylic liners that just fit over the existing tub. This certainly seems like a quick and painless solution but any problems the bathtub may have had before has just been covered up.
These types of liners can be a breeding ground for mildew, mold and water damage. A liner will simply lock in any existing moisture issues causing poor indoor air quality and undermine the integrity of the tub and the walls joined to it. Other problems like water getting in through the seals, drains not properly connected through the liner to the plumbing line, are also common. The worst part about this is it isn’t usually covered under warranty since it isn’t an installation issue.
Guidelines for a Great Remodel
So you might ask, what does a quality remodel look like? A few simple guidelines like the ones below can get you the results you are looking for. Like…
- Companies that acquire all necessary permits and licenses.
- Work that’s performed up to code.
- Not covering up existing moisture or structural issues to the tub, shower or flooring.
- Installing quality products that last.
- Having a workmanship warranty.
Following these key points is a great way to ensure your remodel is on the right path. Ignoring them will only increase the chances that something will go wrong from the start or further down the road.
Right Bath by Mosby is a smart, elegant bathroom remodel. We will always perform code compliant, down to the studs work. We use quality products and will not cover up any existing issues. For more information, give us a call at 314-909-1820 or contact us online