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Tips for Your Bathroom Remodel

beautiful-bathroomIf you clicked on this blog post, there’s a good chance that your bathroom doesn’t look the way you’d like it to. Perhaps it is not as functional as it could be, or you are having trouble moving around the space with ease.

Depending on your specific situation, a bathroom remodel can absolutely be the answer. After all, aside from the kitchen bathrooms are the most used rooms in a home. Remodeling can give you a whole new space!

But have you considered how your bathroom plumbing in Evanston, IL plays a role in all this? Planning and preparing properly for all parts of your remodel job will make a drastic different in the results you’ll achieve with the project. There may be things you haven’t considered about your bathroom plumbing, such as:

Are You Considering Practicality?

We encourage you to look at practicality first, and aesthetics later. Understandably, the main reason most people even plan a remodel of any kind is because they do not like something about how the space currently looks in their home. Remodeling gives homeowners a fantastic opportunity to change the aesthetics of the space.

But how easily will you be able to use your shower, sink, and toilet? Additionally, don’t forget you need adequate counter space for your toiletries. You want to consider the daily needs of your entire household before starting a bathroom remodel.

What About Square Footage Limitations?

Our highly trained plumbers can perform wonders while making effective use of your bathroom space, enabling you to fit in the various fixtures and appliances you’ll need and want in a typically crowded space.

Remember though, every bathroom has its limits! You will eventually reach those limits, but working with a qualified plumber means you’ll have expert help in determining how many of your goals you can realistically meet. We’ll help you manage expectations and still get a great result.

Do You Know All the Steps to Take?

Let’s say you’re determined to do a bathroom remodel all on your own without even consulting a professional plumber. That is your choice, of course! However, do you know all the steps it takes to avoid needing to call a plumber for repairs once the project is done? Some of the steps commonly skipped in “DIY” jobs include:

  • Not Correctly Measuring for Toilet Placement. Do you know what the proper toilet rough-in measurement is for your particular home and bathroom areas?
  • Not Properly Venting Drains. Improper ventilation can lead to a dry sink trap, which means you’ll have no barrier between the bathroom and sewer system.
  • Not Sloping the Shower Floor. This can lead to standing water in your shower, encouraging the growth and development of mold and mildew.

Even if you choose to forgo professional help with your bathroom remodel, we highly advise at least speaking to a plumbing professional today to help make your project easier, and more enjoyable!

For expert plumbing service, installations, or maintenance contact Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Our knowledgeable plumbers serve the North Shore and Northwest Chicago suburbs. Rely on Reliance!

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