Is it Better to Remodel Your Bathroom Completely or Just the Wet Area?

If you are looking to improve or renovate your home, the bathroom is a great place to start. It is one area that can really boost the value of your home.

According to recent market studies, remodelling your bathroom can cost more than $20,000.

Whether to remodel your bathroom completely or just the wet area depends on your goals and budget. If you aim for a cohesive, updated look or improved functionality, a complete remodel is beneficial. However, for budget-conscious upgrades with significant impact, focusing on the wet area—shower or tub—can be cost-effective

With that in mind, is remodeling your bathroom really worth it? Unless your bathroom is completely falling apart, experts recommend you focus on improving specific areas of the bathroom-like the shower or bath area of the bathroom.

Remodeling your wet area is easy, fairly quick to complete and most importantly affordable. If you are planning on renovating your bathroom or looking for Chandler bathroom remodeling tips, continue reading. 

Why is the Wet Area the Most Important Part of Your Bathroom?

Most homeowners know and understand the hard work required to keep the wet area clean and in good condition. From the shower, walls, and floors to the bathtub and surrounding areas, the wet area is arguably the most vital part of a bathroom. Keeping the toilet, sink and vanity area clean is reasonably easy compared to the work the wet area requires especially with Arizona’s hard water issues. In most cases unless you have a leak in the sink or toilet, the wet area is vulnerable to water damage, mold, and general deterioration thanks to moisture and hard water.

However, thanks to advancements in technology, many bathroom products are built to repel and stand the constant use of water. Many new bathroom products are built to keep mold and mildew away thanks to modern technology like Microban. Replacing your old, outdated shower and bath fixtures with new and modern bathroom products not only aesthetically improves the overall look of your bathroom but creates a healthier place that requires less work to maintain clean.

Easy and Affordable Wet Area Remodeling Tips 

Depending on the current state of your bathroom’s wet area, homeowners can choose to improve specific components and fixtures to maximize the results. Here we would like to discuss some of the best wet area remodeling projects that are guaranteed to improve the appearance of your bathroom. 

Bathtub Remodeling

Being one of the main focal points of any bathroom, guests or potential buyers will notice and judge your bathroom based on the condition of the tub. Replacing your old bathtub with and modern acrylic bathtub is one of the easiest ways to upgrade. 

Shower Replacement

Just like the bathtub, the shower is one of the bathroom’s main centerpieces. Remodeling the shower does not require a lot of work and makes all the difference in the world.

Surrounding Walls and Liner Replacement

The surrounding shower walls are usually the first area to deteriorate and one of the first areas to attract mold. Replacing the surrounding wall of your shower requires little work compared to the huge impact it makes on the overall appearance of your bathroom.
If you are looking for more tips and ideas on bathroom remodeling visit the following link:

Phoenix Home Remodeling
6700 W Chicago St
Chandler, AZ 85226

Which remodel guide would you like for free?

Remodeling doesn't need to be so confusing or stressful. We're here to help.

AVoid Checklist cover

Avoid Choosing The Wrong Contractor

PHR Kitchen remodel guide 201

The Ultimate Kitchen Remodel Guide


The Simplified Bathroom Remodel Guide

About the author

Hi my name is Jeremy Maher. My wife, 2 kids and I went through Contractor Nightmares for 3 years straight.

Ben, Mark, and I teamed up to start Phoenix Home Remodeling to help homeowners remodel without the common contractor nightmares.

Learn more about Jeremy's expertise and topics he likes to write about on his author page.