A good bathroom remodel is very important as your morning routine depends on it. Bathroom remodels with the right plan and strategy can also increase the resale value of your house.
So, it is important to take each and every important thing into consideration before you start your bathroom remodel project. Especially you should know the common mistakes by homeowners and the plumbers during your bathroom remodel project.
Consider Location of Plumbing
As a homeowner, you should know the exact location of the underground plumbing layout. Many times when homeowners decide to add a new accessory to the bathroom, or they decide to change the bathroom layout, they ignore the plumbing location.
The bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet all these things are based on the plumbing system that you have in your bathroom. If you decide to separate the toilet and the bathtub you must know your plumbing. If you decide to move the plumbing, it could cost you a big amount.
Always look for other options that you can avail of by keeping the current plumbing in its place. But if moving the plumbing is the only option, then you have to add more dollars to your renovation budget.
Choosing The Wrong Toilet
This is a very common mistake by most homeowners. When they go to a home improvement store, they look for the design, color, water conservation, and style. But the thing which is most important, they ignore that.
That is the size of the toilet. If the size of your toilet is not fit for space you have in your bathroom then style and color have zero value for you. In this case, you either need to create more space that will require moving the plumbing and adding a lot more dollars to the budget, or you need to go back to the home improvement store and request them to change the toilet. The second option sometimes doesn’t work.
Existing Plumbing Issues
It is very important to know if there are any plumbing issues in your bathroom or not. If you don’t know about this, you may need to call the plumber again which will be a burden again on the budget.
For example, if you call a plumber to install a new shower in the freestyle tub and you don’t know that your sink has a plumbing leak that would be your mistake. The plumber will only do the work for which you hired him and he will go after completing that work. Detection of water leaks will not be in his scope of that particular job.
In the same way, when you open the tap of the shower and it’s running with a knocking sound, there might be a problem with the plumbing. While the shower is running and you hear this sound, it means the pipes are not properly fixed in the brackets.
Either the pipes are rattling around each other and are producing the sound, or the pipes are not properly attached to the walls.
There might be some more issues like these with the existing plumbing. So, during your bathroom remodel project, you should inspect each and everything yourself so that you can do all the quick fixes in a go and you wouldn’t need to call the plumber again that can make an extra bill for you.