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Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom

Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom

We’re nearing the end of summer and since most of us have been spending our time outside these past few months, we’ve probably forgotten about any indoor projects that our homes might need. If you’ve been putting off any remodeling or upgrades to take advantage of the warm weather, now is the perfect time to think about it as we head into fall in the next few months.

When it comes to remodeling, many homeowners start with their bathrooms. Let’s face it, we spend a lot of time in our bathrooms and it’s usually the first room we head to when we wake up in the morning and the last room we’re in before heading to bed each night. Let us help you make your bathroom your favorite room in the house by following these remodeling tips!

Consider Your Budget

Remodeling your bathroom, or any part of your house for that matter, can be quite costly. The cost of each remodeling project is different, of course, depending on size and the upgrades you’d like to make, but it’s important to figure out exactly what you want and how much you’re willing to spend. That way, you can request an estimate from the team working on your remodel to make sure it falls within your budget. Always set realistic expectations for yourself!

Drain Size in the Shower or Tub

A common pitfall with bathroom remodeling is failing to consider the plumbing when figuring out your plan. If you’re having a new bathtub or shower installed, you need to make sure you have a drain that is the correct size. Typically, a 1.5-inch is the industry standard and is usually recommended by most contractors, but drains this small tend to clog up easier with soap scum, hair, and other debris that are the main culprits of a blockage.

Larger drains can be a bit more expensive in their initial cost, but you’ll most likely be saving yourself money and a headache in the long run because it will require less maintenance. Our team at Plumb Level will evaluate your existing fixtures and will make sure the correct drainage system is installed.

Shower and Tub Flooring

If your shower or bathtub floor isn’t installed properly, the floor can be slanted or tilted, which means the water won’t drain properly. This can cause standing water in your shower or tub which could result in mold, mildew, or that nasty ring of water that none of us want!

Sink Fixture and Cabinetry

Depending on the type of sink and cabinetry you want to upgrade to, you still need to make sure it fits around your existing plumbing. If you’re willing to spend extra money on refiguring your plumbing, then this isn’t necessarily an issue, but if not, you need to make sure your current under cabinet plumbing connects to your new sink.

Recessed Medicine Cabinet

There are two types of medicine cabinets that can be installed into bathrooms: recessed and surface-mount. A surface-mount medicine cabinet is attached directly to the wall and does not interfere with your plumbing or electrical lines behind the wall. However, a recessed medicine cabinet is installed in a wall and has a built-in look. If you’re choosing a recessed medicine cabinet, this will interfere with the pipes behind the cabinet. This is something you’ll need to plan ahead for because the pipes will need to be reconfigured.

Choose a Plumbing Company You Can Trust

During a bathroom remodel, it’s important to choose a plumbing company you can trust. Plumb Level will come to your home and take a look at the age of your existing plumbing. From there, we will evaluate if any plumbing upgrades need to be done in order to fit your remodeling needs.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your fixtures or reconfigure your plumbing lines, we’re the team to choose! We will help you come up with an effective remodeling plan that fits your budget and your needs. Give us a call today at (979) 200-6674 to discuss with one of our team members!


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