If you plan to remodel your bathroom, then you know even a few small changes can have a big impact on the amount of work that has to be completed. Your goal is to have a fresh, new appearance to the room without having to spend years and years paying down the debt you incurred from it.
A new bathroom can not only help spruce up an outdated style that you will enjoy, but if you put your home on the market then a newly renovated bathroom can be quite a selling point. Some people avoid updating their bathroom because of the cost involved. However by making small changes, like replacing the vanity cabinet that update the look without racking up a huge bill.
- The tiles around your vanity are cracked and broken. This is a big problem because whatever is causing your tiles to crack and break could also be damaging your bathroom vanity cabinet. If your budget allows for a full room renovation, then take the opportunity to tear out the vanity and start over.
- You want to repaint the wall behind the vanity cabinet. Some types of bathroom vanity cabinets do not butt up against the wall. It is pretty difficult to get back into that space to paint. The last thing you want is to ruin the vanity cabinet with paint smears. If you want to replace your vanity cabinet, however, then now is the perfect time to kill two birds with one stone.
- Your existing bathroom vanity cabinet has water damage. Your bathroom is the most humid room in your home. The heated moisture seeps into everything, including your bathroom vanity cabinet. If allowed to continue, then the cabinet could buckle beneath the weight of the countertop and sink. This is also true if you have ever had a flood in your bathroom and it caused any type of damage to the bottom of the vanity.
- The cabinet in your bathroom no longer serves your family’s needs. If you want to change anything about the bathroom to better serve your family’s needs, such as upgrading from a single-sink countertop to a double-sink countertop, then you will also undoubtedly have to change out the bathroom vanity cabinet.
- A door or drawer on your bathroom cabinet is broken. If your bathroom vanity cabinet is old, then it may be nearly impossible to get the parts to replace something broken, such as a door or a drawer. If the material of the cabinet is something cheap like pressboard, then you might find that the screws will not hold in the same areas, for example. Sometimes replacing a broken vanity cabinet is a better investment than trying to fix the outdated one that is in disrepair.
- The finish on your cabinet will not match the new features. While you could just refinish your old bathroom cabinet, depending on the material used to craft the vanity that may not be an option. Some materials do not hold up to being made over. The last thing you want to do is weaken the cabinet so that it fails to support the countertop and sink.
- You want a different vanity top and sink for your bathroom. Talk to your contractor if this is the issue you are running into, because they can point you to some budget-friendly options for all-in-one vanity cabinets that come with a countertop, sink, and even faucets for accessing the tap water. When you price all these things individually, it is not always a more financially efficient choice. Of course, if your budget is unlimited then it may not matter.
- Your bathroom requires work on the plumbing. Whether you are going the do-it-yourself route for plumbing or plan to hire a professional, the vanity cabinet can get in the way of the job. Look at what you need to replace under the sink. Figure out the costs. And then look at your options to see if your budget will also allow you to replace the vanity cabinet.
If you plan to sell your home, then ask a contractor familiar with this aspect of the work as well as a real estate agent for suggestions about replacing your bathroom vanity cabinet. Look online for new vanity cabinets that fit the style that you want, and then keep them handy during these conversations so everyone is on the same page from the idea phase to the completion of the job.
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