Remodeling any part of your home is exciting, specially a bathroom remodel. Whether you’re keeping things simple or going above and beyond, there are a few things you need to do to prepare your home.
Things to Consider Before Professionally Remodeling Your Bathroom
The drains in your home are designed to allow water to flow through them and prevent things like hair and other debris from entering the pipes, but sometimes debris enters the pipes and builds up. Most homes have one and one-half-inch drain pipes. These narrow pipes trap hair and other debris, making it easier for your pipes to become clogged. Consider upgrading your bathroom pipes to two inches. The larger your bathroom drains are, the less likely they are to clog.
One factor that is often overlooked with a bathroom remodel is the lighting. It’s best to use recessed lighting fixtures in your bathroom to brighten the room, making it easier for you to see, especially once it gets dark. You can also install a dimmer switch that allows you to control how bright or dark the room is, so you can set the perfect tone. You should also consider the bathroom mirror. Make sure you place the lighting fixtures in a way you can enhance the functional lighting in your bathroom. If you plan on placing one or two light fixtures in the shower, ensure you’re using the proper shower trim.
If you’re going above and beyond with your remodel, you may want to add a variety of new features to your bathroom, such as a shower window or a wall-hung toilet. Make sure you have the space for these new features. Installing new features in your bathroom may cause you to move other things around in your bathroom, such as the sink and cabinets.
Hiring a Pro vs. DIY Bathroom Remodel
Remodeling your bathroom may seem like the simplest fix, but you risk a lot of bathroom remodel mistakes you can easily avoid by hiring a professional. Professionals have the proper tools and knowledge to make your ideas a reality without mishaps.
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