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How to Prepare Your Plumbing for a Total Bathroom Remodel

Whether you’re looking for a way to add significant value to your
home before selling it or you’re ready to finally create the beautiful
and relaxing bathroom of your dreams, a bathroom remodel is the answer.
Part of making the decision to remodel your bathroom is making sure you
know what to expect and being ready for all of the many steps that are
involved. A bathroom remodel is no small task: you’ll have to consider
things like re-routing water pipes, installing brand-new fixtures, and
making sure that all changes to your bathroom hold up to local plumbing
codes. So before you start removing mirrors and tearing up tiles, it’s
important to do your research first to make sure that you choose the right
company for the job. Here are a few expert tips to keep in mind during
your remodel.

Bathroom Remodeling Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Check local codes and requirements. Yes, theoretically, you can fit everything you need in a small space.
    However, that doesn’t mean that it is legal. Check your local codes
    to make sure that everything fits comfortably and is up to par.
  • Calculate the right height for accessories. Deciding where you want all of your accessories to be early on will help
    during the remodel process. Accessories like a towel bar, robe hooks,
    toilet paper holder, and more, can all be marked with painter’s
    tape first.
  • Make niches for toiletries. This will help avoid those bulky shower head organizers that are prone
    to unsightly rust. Plan for a recessed cubby in the tub or shower so your
    contractor can add the tiles accordingly.
  • Research your sinks. Every sink has its pros and cons — you should do your research
    before the planning begins to figure out which best suits your needs.
    A vanity sink is usually a homeowners go-to, as it allows for the most
    space and storage. However, there are other options — for instance,
    a vessel sink. A vessel sink sits above the counter, which will add more
    room for drawers and storage below it, but less space on top.

While it may seem tempting to DIY a bathroom remodel, it’s always
best to hire a professional who has experience remodeling bathrooms so
you can trust that the job will be completed correctly –
the first time. Remodeling projects can be stressful enough on their own without taking
a gamble with your plumbing’s functionality. There are many things
that can go wrong with plumbing installations that could potentially turn
into big problems, which can end up costing you a lot of money and lost
time. A professional plumber can complete your project in a timely manner.
Plus, a reputable plumber will stand by their workmanship, providing you
with peace of mind should anything need further attention.

Whether you’re
moving a sink or installing a new tub, our team at My Plumber Heating, Cooling &
Electrical would be honored to help you with your
plumbing remodeling project. For more than 30 years, we have provided Northern Virginia and Maryland
with reliable plumbing remodeling services from locations in Manassas,
Fairfax, and Fredericksburg.

We invite you to
contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment.

About the Author

Mark Presgrave is VP Owner of
My Plumber Heating, Cooling & Electrical — Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.’s one-stop shop for
quality home services. Mr. Presgrave has served as head of My Plumber
since 1985. Today, My Plumber serves 17 counties in Northern VA and suburban
Maryland and is one of the top-rated home service providers in the region
with more than 2,200 reviews from satisfied customers on Google.

A former member of the Board of Directors at Nexstar, Mr. Presgrave is
a respected authority in the world of independent residential plumbing,
HVAC, and electrical contractors. His philosophy at My Plumber is to create
lasting relationships by delivering outstanding work and unmatched customer
care. This commitment to excellence has set My Plumber apart in the industry
and has resulted in numerous company awards and accolades, including the
Top Rated Award (2018), the Prince William Chamber of Commerce’s
Business Excellence Award (2017), PHCC’s
Contractor of the Year Award (2015), Northern Virginia Magazine’s
Best of Northern Virginia: Plumbing and
Heating & Cooling Award (2014), and more.

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