If you’re thinking about remodeling your bathroom on your own, there are a few things to consider before you start. Even the most seasoned do-it-yourselfer occasionally needs to pause and take a deep breath before starting such a large undertaking. To achieve the best results, you’ll need to be as prepared as you can. Call your friends at Indy Renovation if you’re already overwhelmed by the idea, and our experts will handle the job. But if you’re ready to tackle your bathroom renovation on your own, read on for three of our best tips.
1. Consider the Functionality
We often find that homeowners get so excited about the idea of a new bathroom that they make questionable layout choices. Although it’s exciting to picture the beauty of your new bathroom, you also need to think about its functionality. After all, a bathroom must be functional in addition to being attractive. Keep that in mind as you consider any layout adjustments you could make. Make sure every component is completely usable and accessible. Additionally, now is a good time to consider your storage needs and whether you’ll have enough area to walk around in the bathroom.
2. Shut off the Water
The next piece of advice we have is crucial: turn off the water in your bathroom before you begin! You must turn off the water because you don’t know the state of the valves you’ll be working with, regardless of whether you intend to begin your demo by removing the vanity, the toilet, or your bathtub. Older homes may have faulty valves that can start to leak just by turning them. If this happens, water could leak into nearby rooms, harming the drywall or floors. So always remember to turn off the water to avoid damage.
3. Remember the Importance of Drainage and Ventilation
Finally, make sure your ventilation and drainage systems are functioning properly. For the water to drain, your shower floor must be appropriately angled. Ventilation is also crucial to maintaining your bathroom’s cleanliness and mold-free environment. Mold can form on the ceiling in certain bathrooms because the vent fan is placed too far from the shower. Don’t make that mistake!
Remember these tips as you prepare to remodel your next bathroom, or let Indy Renovation handle it for you. Contact us today at (317) 375-4464 and ask how we can start your next project with a free estimate and design, and don’t forget to view our current specials!