How to Prepare Your Plumbing for a Total Bathroom Remodel

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.

Mark Presgrave, VP Owner of My Plumber Heating, Cooling & ElectricalAbout 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 HomeAdvisor 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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