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The Do’s & Don’ts of Remodeling Your Bathroom


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Your family uses your home’s bathroom every single day. It’s one of the most frequented places in the home — not to mention an integral aspect of personal hygiene. If you have an outdated or old-fashioned bathroom, you’ve probably considered sprucing things up by remodeling your bathroom.

If you’re ready to tackle a bathroom remodel, consider these ideas to keep your bathroom safe and sanitary, especially if you have children. Read this guide to implement ideas that will help protect your kids and avoid remodeling pitfalls will keep your bathroom from deteriorating prematurely.

Here are some do’s and don’ts to consider when you remodel your bathroom that are important to keeping your family safe and healthy:

Do: Choose a non-slip floor tile that’s easy to maintain.
Glazed or porcelain tiles are some of the longest-lasting tiles available, and they’re among the easiest to care for properly. If you want to ensure your new bathroom floor isn’t slippery, choose a tile with a matte finish or texture or a sandy glaze.

Don’t: Forget about ventilation.
A poor ventilation system guarantees that your bathroom will eventually grow mold, which can be hazardous to your health.

Do: Upgrade your ventilation system.
If the bathroom you’re updating already has a ventilation system, take advantage of your remodel to upgrade. Add a ceiling-mounted vent fan — or, if you’re really ambitious, consider adding a window.

Don’t: Waterproof your bathroom yourself.
Leaks can arise if you don’t correctly waterproof your bathroom the first time, and these can be expensive and difficult to repair. Furthermore, you might encounter home insurance fines if an appliance is poorly or incorrectly installed and a leak occurs.

Do: Hire a plumber to properly waterproof your bathroom.
Only a certified plumber should complete the waterproofing in your bathroom. Even if your waterproofing seems to function in the short-term, only a plumber will be able to ensure the job is done properly.

Don’t: Try to handle moving plumbing during a bathroom remodel yourself.
Rearranging plumbing in your bathroom will in some cases double the cost of your bathroom remodel. Toilets, sinks, and showers connect to vent, water, and drain lines — so moving them around might require the subfloor to be pulled up. The farther away you move these fixtures from those lines, the more complicated your DIY remodel will take.

Schedule an appointment with a professional team so you can have peace of mind and avoid leaking pipes in the future that result from unskilled craftsmanship.

How Much Does A DIY Bathroom Remodel Cost?
A bathroom remodel will cost however much you are willing to invest. The national average for a mid-range bathroom remodel is $20,420.

If you are planning on remodeling a bathroom in your home, there are many different aspects that you will have to keep in mind. You should be honest with yourself about your own skill level when it comes to a major DIY project, especially one that involves a room that has so much plumbing running through it.

Take Stress Off Your Plate
At the end of the day, you have a lot going on. Sometimes DIY projects can be a fun, creative outlet that ends up raising the value of your home. However, a bathroom remodel is a huge undertaking and requires a lot of time.

If you’re not sure you can tackle a bathroom remodel by yourself, consider hiring an experienced team. At John C. Flood, our tiling and finishing technicians, electrical technicians, and plumbers will complete your remodel within your timeline and to your exact specifications.

The bathroom is an important area of any household, so you want to make sure that you are having the remodel done as smoothly and efficiently as possible. A wrong move could end up costing you big time. If you are in the market for plumbing services, be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible with John C. Flood.

Call them today at (703) 752-1267 and mention “DULLES” for 15% off your first service call!


John C FloodWith more than 100-years of experience serving the DMV area, John C. Flood provides excellent plumbing, air conditioning, heating, and electrical services! Their experience, expertise, and reliability make them the area’s go-to for homeowners and renters needing maintenance, repair, and service on a variety of HVAC and plumbing needs! Plus, it’s easy to book an appointment online, and John C. Flood will put you on their convenient list of check-up customers, so you’ll always have regular inspections and catch plumbing problems before they grow!

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