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Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid in a Remodel

Posted by Gary Gray on May 21, 2018

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While remodeling can result in a beautiful space, we also know the hassles involved. The last thing you want to deal with are plumbing issues while you're remodeling.

4 Remodel Mistakes to Avoid

Here a few plumbing mistakes to avoid in your kitchen or bathroom remodel.

#1: Choosing Your Sink Last

Your sink is one of the most important parts of your bathroom or kitchen, so you'll want to choose a great one. Unfortunately, if you wait until the rest of the remodel is done to decide, you might be in trouble.

Sinks come in specific sizes, so if you choose one that doesn't fit in your new space, you might have to knock out some of the stuff you just did. For help choosing the right sink and design for your space, check out a few of these remodel projects to inspire your own ideas.

#2: Forget the Flooring

Your main focus might be on installing new appliances, choosing the right toilet and updating your pipes. These are definitely important, but they aren't the only thing to consider. Don't focus on these so much that you forget the flooring!

You'll need flooring that is water resistant, just in case you have a spill or leak in the future. Porcelain or ceramic tile are the best options, but for some more cost efficient options, try vinyl sheet or tile.

#3: Mix-up Your Pipes

If you're not familiar with the inner workings of a bathroom or kitchen, it can be easy to mix up your pipes. What you think is the gray water line might actually be the black water line. Accidentally messing with the wrong one could create quite a mess!

Make sure you understand the difference between the two before you start taking out your pipes and installing new ones.

#4: Trying to Do It All Yourself

Handling your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project on your own can be tempting, especially if you want to save a few bucks. However, DIY plumbing can cost you thousands more in the long run if you don't do everything exactly right. While YouTube tutorials can help you with a few basic projects, they won't be any assistance if things go wrong along the way.

Luckily, that's why we're here to help! David Gray Plumbing Services offers full bathroom and kitchen remodeling services to make your project go as smooth as possible. Contact us to get started today.

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