When To Get Professional Help For Your Bathroom Renovation
We all get inspired by reading blogs or watching TV and seeing “simple” home renovations that can add value to your Lancaster County home or refresh the look of a room. While many times these suggestions can be completed on your own, not all renovation ideas should be attempted without a trained professional – especially in the bathroom. Simple cosmetic changes, like painting or switching out a shower head, can be done with relative ease. When your needs become more complicated, however, it might be time to enlist some help.
Moving the Plumbing
Moving or replacing any of the plumbing fixtures should be considered a major renovation and shouldn’t be attempted on your own. Reconfiguring the location of a shower, toilet, or sink often involves dealing with the pipes. Not only should a certified plumber be enlisted to make sure nothing gets damaged or incorrectly installed, there are construction codes that need to be followed. Trying to understand these codes on your own can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Having someone who knows the ins and outs of plumbing work will ensure that your renovation is up to code and prevent any problems that may arise in the future.
Replacing a Fixture
Changing out a tub or shower is not a simple task and shouldn’t be attempted on your own. Oftentimes, when one of these fixtures is removed, underlying problems may be revealed that aren’t necessarily obvious to the untrained eye. By having a bathroom contractor on hand to help facilitate the removal, they will be able to determine the safety of your bathroom and fix any problems that may arise.
Much like the concern with the pipes, running electrical is something that should only be done by a professional. A professional doesn’t just follow codes however. Working with electrical carries its own risks of electrocution. Only those that have the understanding of electrical systems and how to handle them properly should attempt to install new electrical features in your bathroom. Additionally, splitting the wrong wire may cause a power outage throughout your home, which is a problem nobody wants to have to face.
Installing New Floor
Putting a new floor in your bathroom isn’t a project that necessarily needs a professional, but it is time-consuming and can oftentimes turn into a frustrating endeavor. A professional renovator who knows what to look for and the easiest way to facilitate the installation of a new floor will be able to put your mind at ease, freeing up your time and energy for other endeavors.
Let Us Help
Sometimes a bathroom renovation can turn out to be a bigger project that you originally intended. If you have plans that extend beyond painting or switching out the faucets or shower head, hiring a professional would be a good idea. Furthermore, our design professionals will expand upon your design ideas, potentially suggesting a change that you hadn’t thought of.
When you are ready to get started on your bathroom renovation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation, either by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (717) 371-5136.