What to do Before you Remodel your Bathroom

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If your bathroom has seen better days and has things like dated fixtures, broken tiles or a worn floor, it’s time for a remodel. Remodeling a bathroom is a big project but when you take it step by step, it’s a project that can be simplified and bring great results.

Before you start removing that old tile or tearing out the old toilet, here are a few things to do first.

Prioritize the Projects

First, decide what exactly you will remodel. Are you planning on changing the entire bathroom, installing new fixtures, tiles and lights? Or, do you just want to retile your shower and floor? You can also take this project on slowly, doing one element at a time until the entire bathroom has been redone.

This step also lets you layout a timeline so you can take things in a logical order. For example, you may want to replace the shower walls at the same time you replace the bathtub.

Consider the Layout

Do your plans include changing the layout of your bathroom? If you want to move your shower to a different corner or rearrange the way your vanity and toilet are set up, you will need to alter your piping system. Think about whether or not your current situation is working for you and what arrangements could work better.

Take the Opportunity to add “That One Feature”

Are there one or two features that you wish your bathroom had? If you’re always struggling to find a little extra storage space or you wish you had a towel bar in that one spot now could be the time to add it. While you are retiling, rearranging piping and doing major remodeling, installing a few extra shelves or even something luxurious like a towel warmer would be a simple addition.

Make Repairs

Now is the perfect time to make repairs so you’ll have a remodeled bathroom that also works great. While you’re working in your bathroom, repair broken tiles, fix leaky faucets and keep an eye out for signs of leaky pipes. We specialize in toilet repair on Long Island, so contact us for help with fixture and pipe repairs.

Consult a Plumber

Not all remodeling projects require you to consult a plumber, but if you want to move fixtures, install new appliances or make specialized repairs, you should work with a professional to make sure the project is done correctly and safely. It’s also a good idea to consult a plumber before you remove or alter walls so you can make sure you won’t damage a water line.

Remodeling your bathroom is one of the best ways to change the way it looks and make it more functional. This project doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you take it one step at a time and do a few things before you get started.

For assistance with appliance installation, bathroom remodeling, pipe alterations or toilet repair on Long Island, contact us.

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