A new bathroom countertop can spruce up your space and turn your bathroom into a whole new place—which can be very enjoyable! But it can also be a daunting project, so you’ll want to be sure you’re ready to take it on.
We’ve included six reasons why you might consider replacing your bathroom countertops. Keep reading to find out if it’s about that time for you.
1. Your surfaces are damaged.
There’s no doubt your bathroom countertop sees a whole lot of activity, and in some cases, a lot of activity means a healthy amount of damage. This is especially common if the bathroom material is made of something that’s not known for being very durable, like wood, laminate, or tile.
Over time, wood countertops can sustain major water damage—especially in the bathroom—and laminate can chip, fade, or bubble. Tile can chip or start to lose its grout, which isn’t only bad for the look of the countertop, but its functionality too.
2. You’ve got mold.
The bathroom is a hub for moisture, and there’s no getting around that. Even in the most well-ventilated bathroom, there’s a chance that mold could find a place to grow. Mold is especially likely if you’ve had plumbing problems or a perpetually leaky sink, as these things cause wet conditions from water dripping down into the vanity. Mold loves dark, damp, cool conditions, and that’s exactly the conditions that the space under your vanity provides.
If you spot mold in the vanity, it’s likely that it’s found a way under the countertop as well, and the best way to get rid of it at that point is by replacing the countertop entirely. Mold is not something to gamble with—protect the health of your family and replace your bathroom countertop.
3. You’re selling your home.
If you’re trying to sell your home, make note of the fact that most homebuyers concentrate on two things above anything else: the kitchen and the bathroom. If your home stands out from the crowd (in a positive manner) in these categories, you’re much more likely to sell for a favorable price—and at a faster rate too. The best bathroom countertops show that you’ve invested in your home and that you’ve taken care of the place well over the years, which is a comfort to potential buyers.
4. You’re redoing your cabinets.
If you’re going to replace your bathroom cabinets, you can’t leave your bathroom countertops behind. Changing the cabinets changes the entire look of the bathroom, and your countertops will stick out like a sore thumb if you don’t update them too.
If you’re only painting or staining your cabinets, you don’t necessarily have to replace your bathroom countertops—but it’s still not a bad idea. Who doesn’t love a fresh new look for every aspect of the room? Such change has a way of livening up the place and refreshing the feel of it.
5. You want an upgrade.
Your bathroom countertops might still be in good shape, especially if you invested in a durable material—but that doesn’t mean you’ll be in love with them indefinitely. If your bathroom is outdated, a great way to bring it up to speed is by changing up the countertops. Whether you’re doing a complete overhaul or simply taking a step in the right direction, the countertops are a great place to start.
6. You need more space.
Your countertops are a big part of what determines how much space you have in your bathroom, and if you’re running out of it, you might need to switch them up. If your countertops are taking up too much room and you don’t have the space you need to move around in your bathroom, it might be time to replace them. Or on the other hand, if you have more bathroom essentials than you have room for, you might need to upgrade with more spacious surfaces.
Is It Time to Replace?
If you’ve decided that it’s time to replace your bathroom countertops, be sure to reach out to our team at GranitePro. We’ll get the ball rolling for you and create the bathroom of your dreams.