Bathroom Cabinets: Signs You Need a Remodel
There’s a good chance if you’re reading this that you suspect your bathroom cabinets need to be replaced. It’s just a feeling that builds up little by little as you notice a ding here and a crack there, or you hear unusual noises or worse, your bathroom cabinets are the source of some less-than-pleasant smells.
Even if your bathroom cabinets aren’t showing any obvious signs that they need to be replaced, it’s still possible they need to be. Bathrooms are, after all, where we go to cleanse ourselves. Our bathroom cabinets? They should store your bathroom necessities without compromising that purpose. They should also look good. When they fail to do so they’re undermining your bathroom, and that’s not good. Fear not! Here are signs your bathroom cabinets need a remodel:
You Need More Storage
Perhaps the number one sign that it’s time to remodel your bathroom cabinets is due to the lack of (or need for more) storage space. Bathrooms are home to a number of different items from decor to hygiene products, accessories to linens, and the odd drawer with whatever the heck made its way into your bathroom and never left. At some point you’ll need more storage, and when you do, it’s time to remodel.
In some instances, with old and otherwise unusually weathered cabinets, mold may develop. Worse, mold usually grows in hard-to-see places and goes unnoticed for longer than may be safe. Do a detailed inspection of your bathroom cabinets to check for mold. If you find any and your bathroom cabinets are new or like-new, you may be able to get away with some mold remediation. If your cabinets are so old that finding mold doesn’t surprise you, then there’s a chance it’s too late for any remediation efforts and you should definitely replace your cabinets!
Over time, your bathroom cabinets will deteriorate through normal wear and tear. A lot of water gets used and splashed around in bathrooms, and they frequently go from steamy to not. Also, various hygiene products, chemical cleaners, and other abrasive substances get stored in your cabinets and used around your bathroom. Scratches, scrapes, dents, dings and other accidents build up to diminish your cabinets’ appearance. Years of exposure to water, heat, and humidity will further wear down your cabinets, often causing water stains and cracks. Take a look at your cabinets and take inventory of cosmetic damage. You’ll know by looking if it’s time to remodel.
Upgraded Plumbing = Functional Change
Let’s assume your family is growing, and the bathroom your kids share needs two sinks instead of one. Naturally, adding (or subtracting) sinks means that your bathroom’s plumbing will be modified. Whether you have more faucets and plumbing or less, you’ll obviously need to replace your vanity’s cabinets. Especially so if you consider the need to either maintain or increase the amount of cabinet storage available in your bathroom beforehand versus after!
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