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2021: The Year of the New Bathroom

January 22, 2021

Here comes 2021, and if you’re like most of us, it can’t come soon enough. Regardless if you’re a new-year’s-resolution type person or you lean more toward what happens, happens, it’s still fun to dream about all the possibilities that lie in store for the new year. 

Like a new bathroom. 

We love the idea of starting the year fresh, and what better way than with a brand new bathroom. Your bathroom is where you get yourself ready to face the day, then wind down at the end of it all, so it should be an invigorating, inspiring space that makes you smile. 

If you’re not so sure your bathroom is ready for a remodel, here are some telltale signs it’s time -- and why. 

6 Signs It’s Time for a Bathroom Remodel

You’ve had your toilet since before the world wide web.

Toilets that were installed after 1992 cannot use more than 1.6 gallons per flush. If you still have an older model, you could literally be flushing money down the toilet. 

Leaks and drips are part of the aesthetic. 

It can be easy to ignore a small drip running down the side of the faucet. But the thing about small leaks is that over time, they turn into big leaks. And big leaks can cause big problems -- and cost you up to 2,700 gallons of water each year!

Storage? What storage?

Getting ready in the morning should be easy and enjoyable, not a wrestling match with all your necessities. Especially when the solution might be just a vanity replacement away. 

Two words: Wobbly toilet. 

This is a problem for more than the obvious reasons. It could mean there is a leak that is causing the flooring to soften under your toilet. Yikes!

The best way to describe the style is outdated.

Granted, style is subjective, but if you have a pink or blue tub or sink, carpet, loud 70s wallpaper, or tile that’s cracked or unsightly, your bathroom is due for some love. Besides, wouldn’t it be better if you could describe your bathroom as pretty, relaxing, or spa-like

Its most charming quality is the awkward layout. 

All houses have quirks, but the bathroom layout shouldn’t be one of them. When a bathroom lacks proper design, it’s an invitation for trips and falls, which can be really dangerous. 

Steps to Remodeling Your Bathroom

If the thought of remodeling your bathroom is overwhelming, let us ease your worries. Of course, you can tackle all or some of it yourself, but know that there’s plenty of help for you at Whitton Plumbing. We can help you install new faucets, sinks, tubs, toilets -- and with any other bathroom plumbing needs you have. 

Typically, these are the steps involved in a full bathroom remodel. 


First, clear out anything you won’t be using, like flooring, fixtures, vanity, and wall covering. Walls may come down during this process, too, if you’re solving functionality issues. 

Install New Fixtures

If your shower or tub is leaky or outdated, replace it with modern fixtures that will look great, save water, and be kind to the environment. You can rely on Whitton Plumbing for help with all types of bathroom fixture repair and replacement. Learn more here

Install Flooring

Lay the foundation for a fresh new start with stylish, new floor tiles, sheet vinyl, or luxury vinyl tile that will be easy to clean and feel good on bare feet. 

Replace Drywall & Paint, Wall Covering

If walls were removed or damaged during the demo process, this is the time to repair them or build them back up again. A fresh coat of paint in a zen hue will give you a spa-like chill vibe, while a colorful, patterned wallpaper will give it a modern look.  

Vanity & Hardware

Install your new vanity if you are replacing yours for one with more storage solutions or that provides better flow in the space. If your existing vanity is still functional, but just a bit worn, consider repainting or refinishing it and swapping outdated hardware for something more contemporary. For assistance with your new sink and faucet installation, the team at Whitton Plumbing is happy to lend a hand. 


Replacing your old toilet with a high-efficiency one can save your household up to 16,500 gallons of water per year! Click here to learn more about low-flow toilets and how you can benefit from having us install one in your new bathroom remodel project. 


Finishing Touches

Pull your whole new bathroom look together with updated towel and tissue bars, framed mirrors, new light fixtures, artwork, plants, and other decorative accessories.

Call Whitton Plumbing for Your Bathroom Remodel Project

If 2021 is looking like the year of the new bathroom for you, give us a call at Whitton Plumbing. Our team of professional plumbers can help you with the repair or replacement of bathroom sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, and any of your bathroom plumbing needs. 


Give us a call and let’s talk about your bathroom remodeling project. 

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