From basement remodeling to new home office additions, almost all types of home improvement projects face some issue one way or another. Bathrooms are no exception. Remodeling a bathroom can involve stripping it down to bare pipes and this often uncovers a lot of problems hidden behind its tiles. It’s important to anticipate and address these challenges early on to ensure the success of your remodeling project.
Part of preparing for potential problems is familiarizing yourself with a few of the most common issues in bathroom remodeling. Here are some of the challenges you may encounter as well as some tips from our experts at JLR Home Renovation on how to overcome them.
It’s not uncommon for a remodeling contractor to hide plumbing pipes for your bathroom under the floor. However, to do so, they can usually rearrange or remove the joists and the frames. This could lead to unstable flooring. You can avoid future problems by ensuring that the floor is well supported before you lay down the tiles.
Invest in Good Plumbing
Your bathroom is only as good as its water handling system. Reusing old and corroded pipes might save you some money in the short term, but they can be a headache to deal with in the future. Repairing water damage caused by leaking and burst pipes will also cost you more. It’s better to take this opportunity to upgrade your plumbing before they cause worse problems.
Incorporate adequate ventilation in your bathroom remodeling. Bathrooms can generate high levels of humidity, and while many bathroom fixtures are designed to resist water damage, the increased moisture can cause problems in the long run. Talk to your contractor about installing vents to help regulate humidity levels in your brand-new bathroom.
Plan for a successful bathroom remodel with the help of our experts at JLR Home Renovation. Give us a call at (717) 361-6175 or fill out our contact form and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Elizabethtown, Hummelstown, Hershey, and other nearby areas in PA.