Your bathroom serves many needs in your home, both practically and functionally. In addition to providing you with a place to use the restroom, shower, and brush your teeth, many people enjoy a long, hot bath at the end of a tough day. With those things in mind, it’s important that your bathroom is what you want it to be, even if it means that the space needs to be remodeled.
Thankfully, remodeling a bathroom doesn’t have to be a daunting task – especially when you’re working with an expert team like ours at Bobby L Greene Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Co.!
Planning it Out
Planning is the first and most important step in remodeling a bathroom. You should consider your budget, desired style, and timeframe. Contracting an expert bathroom remodeling team such as Bobby L Greene Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Co. will ensure you have all your bases covered.
When planning, we will help you consider the size of your bathroom, as this will impact the types of fixtures and materials you’ll be able to use. Additionally, you should think about the overall layout of the bathroom and decide which features you’d like to focus on. You may want to add an extra sink, replace the tub with a shower, or make room for a bidet.
You can poach ideas from places Pinterest and Houzz, and we’re always happy to show you our catalogue of products and materials. Before making any decisions, you’ll want to get a good idea of what you like and don’t like.
Choosing Fixtures, Sinks, Tubs and More
Interested in an exciting new vanity mirror? How about an ultra low-flush toilet, or a modern faucet? There a lot a of different components and fixtures in that your new bathroom can have to add convenience, style, and efficiency. We carry and install a wide range of quality bathroom fixtures, tubs, showers and more to ensure you get a quality look you’ll love for many years to come.
If you aren’t sure where to start, don’t worry! We’re always happy to discuss your project in detail before beginning. Our expert plumbers will walk you through the process and show you all the options that make sense for your budget and aesthetic likings.
Demolishing the Old
Once we’ve planned out your project, it’s time to work on demolishing the old. This may involve tearing out some old fixtures, like the toilet or medicine cabinet. We may also need to rip up some flooring and remove drywall, depending on what the end result needs to be.
Our team is always careful with the electrical wiring and plumbing as we go. It’s important to leave this part to a professional since it requires a certain level of know-how and skill.
Reconfiguring the Plumbing
Once the old bathroom is gone, it’s time to adjust the plumbing and ensure everything works properly. This includes moving pipes that may be in the way of your new fixtures. For an average-sized bathroom remodel, an experience plumber can often do all this in an hour or two. However, they may need to come back and reconfigure the pipes more than once for larger projects.
Our plumbers are experts when it comes to installing and testing all piping and plumbing fixtures in the bathroom. From sinks and tubs to faucets and showers, we understand exactly how to put it all together to look and function just the way you’ve dreamed of!
Installing Blocking and Framing
Once the plumbing and wiring are in place, it’s time to start framing out your project. This involves installing blocking, which is basically like wooden planks that you use to secure the walls and ceiling. Blocking provides a secure base to attach the new wall studs, trims, and other framing components. Once everything is blocked, it’s time to start hanging the drywall. Sometimes, it might also be necessary to install a backer board in areas like bathtubs and showers.
It’s wise to utilize a level and check the framing for plumb from multiple angles to ensure the job is done right. This will help ensure that your walls and ceiling are straight and even, which will greatly help in the long run when it comes time to hang the drywall.
Closing the Walls
Once the walls are framed, and the backer board is in place, it’ time to start closing up the walls. This when you real creative with your bathroom. There are a variety of fun wall treatments, like adding wainscoting for a classic look, or going bold with a bright paint color or wallpaper. Whatever you choose, it’s important to ensure your walls are sealed and ready for fixtures.
When closing up the walls, it’s important to use a quality sealant and caulk around all fixtures, to prevent water damage in the future. Another consideration is to weatherproof the outside walls to ensure your bathroom remains protected from the elements.
Tile Up the Walls and Floor
The floor and walls of your bathroom are the foundation for the entire remodel. Consider investing in quality tile materials if you’re going for a high-end look. If you’re trying to save money, opt for something more economical, like vinyl tiles. Either way grouting and grumbling is part of the process.
For an extra touch of luxury, you can look into heated floor mats or wall tiles with an accompanying remote control. Now you can warm up your bathroom in more ways than one. You’ll want to call in an experienced and knowledgeable professional bathroom remodeler to ensure this type of job is done right.
Light the Room
Now it’s time for the finishing touches. This includes installing lights, fans, and other fixtures to make your new bathroom stand out. If you’re installing a vanity, check the measurements of your sink and faucet before heading to the store.
For the lights, make sure the fixtures match the rest of your bathroom design. Choose a light that is not too bright and won’t overwhelm the space. They should also be easy to access and replaceable in case you need to update them.
For fans, you’ll want to choose one that is powerful enough to provide adequate ventilation. Some fans even come with built-in humidity sensors to keep your bathroom comfortable.
Finally, you can add accessories such as towel racks and shelves to give your bathroom an extra touch of personality. You can also install a water-saving showerhead to help you conserve energy while having a luxurious shower experience.
Once your bathroom is fully outfitted, it’s time for us to clean up and enjoy your newly remodeled bathroom.
Your Bathroom Remodeling Experts
A remodeled bathroom can bring style, convenience, and energy efficiency to your space while increasing your home’s value. With a little time and effort, you can have a space you’ll be proud of. You should work with a professional plumbing company like Bobby L Greene Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Co. to guarantee a well-done job.
We have the experience and knowledge to ensure your project succeeds from start to finish. We can also help you with toilet installation and repair, kitchen installation and remodeling, leak detection, garbage disposal, and repiping in Shreveport-Bossier City. Contact Bobby L Greene Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Co. today for all your remodeling needs.