Bathroom renovations represent important investments in your home and, as such, should be approached with a solid plan. Take a look at some of the most important steps involved in bathroom remodeling before you get started.
One of the first steps for success is a thorough inspection of the plumbing and pipes. This may require that you locate hard-to-find pipes. Fortunately, there’s a lot of modern technology to simplify this task, such as electromagnetic detection. Knowing where pipes and underground wiring runs is essential to avoiding them during excavation. You might consider contacting a plumber to help with this step.
The second step is to correct plumbing issues. During the inspection, there a good chance you’ll uncover aging pipes or leaky faucets. These relatively minor issues can be corrected by a plumbing expert before you get further into your bathroom remodeling work. While the plumber is there, the professional may also provide instructions or tips for waterproofing the area. Be aware that this is a task to be completed by a professional with the appropriate licensing. Failure to do so appropriately could put your home out of compliance with local and state regulations.
Next, research any appliances and fixtures before making purchases. Some of these items may meet national standards for efficiency and safe operation; it’s important to choose those that are best for your area. Many homeowners prefer to invest in top-quality products to prevent early replacement and to save money on utility bills. Some higher-quality products also come with warranties to offset the cost of repairs or replacements in the future.
Finally, determine how much of the remodeling work will be completed by professionals and how much you plan to tackle on your own. Professionals often have special training and carry a lot of equipment with them. This reduces the length of time it takes to complete repairs and remodeling. Your decision to work with a professional can help you complete the bathroom remodeling project within an appropriate time frame.