How to Prepare Your Plumbing for a Total Bathroom Remodel

How to Prepare Your Plumbing for a Total Bathroom Remodel

A bathroom makeover is no small task. So before you start removing mirrors and tearing up tiles, it’s important to do your research first. 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, showerhead organizers. 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 — 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.

Whether you're moving a sink or installing a new tub, our team at My Plumber Heating & Cooling can help you with your home remodeling project. For more than 30 years, we have provided Manassas, Fairfax, and the surrounding areas with reliable and helpful plumbing remodeling services in Northern Virginia and beyond.