All right, well maybe we can’t help you plan the perfect bathroom remodel, since everybody’s idea of “perfect” is different. What we can do, however, is help you plan a bathroom remodel that leaves you with efficient plumbing and functional space. And we think that is pretty perfect!
The first step in planning a great bathroom remodel, of course, is contacting a professional plumbing contractor, such as us! You can try to tackle a bathroom remodel all on your own, but this could lead to damage or even an ineffective installation due to improper measurements. Our qualified professionals are standing by and ready to help with every step.
Read on as we uncover some of the most important factors to consider with your bathroom remodel, which will help it be a little bit closer to that perfection you’re seeking.
How Old Is Your Home?
We ask this because depending on the age of your household and the last time you had any plumbing work done, you may benefit from repiping. This is particularly true if your home was built prior to 1970. Plumbing systems back then were not built with the same materials as they are now, and they have a greater chance of becoming corroded, which can and will lead to wasteful and damaging water leaks. As a result, you could find yourself spending money you would have otherwise saved and ripping up parts of your newly remodeled bathroom to fix plumbing problems.
So, before you begin your bathroom remodel, it’s a good idea to have your pipes inspected to see if you’d benefit from repiping. Since your plumbing will already be exposed during the remodel, it’s actually the perfect time to do this. Plus a hidden benefit is that repiping gives you more freedom in designing a new bathroom exactly how you want it. Your pipes will be able to work with the changes rather than being something that has to be worked around. Perfect, right?
What’s Your Budget?
It’s a good idea to have a specific budget in mind when investing in a bathroom remodel. There are a number of small features to consider when determining the cost of your bathroom remodel. For instance, if you plan on relocating any fixtures, such as your toilet or bathroom sink, or if you want a larger toilet, then the cost might be higher than you originally estimated.
Every plumbing fixture has to be properly fitted and aligned to the space where they are installed, so prior adjustments and construction may be needed in order to accommodate. Considering your budget before the remodeling project begins is a great idea, and we’re happy to discuss your options and costs with a little more specificity.
Last but not least, you’ll want to consider the efficiency of your plumbing fixtures with your remodel. Today’s plumbing installations include some great water-saving options such as low-flow showerheads, toilets, and other fixtures that help to reduce water consumption. What could make a bathroom remodel more perfect than saving money?