Many do so to improve livability and potential resale value, while others simply want to enjoy their homes more. Either way, this has traditionally led to a variety of DIY home remodeling projects. These range from major kitchen remodels to garage makeovers to deck or patio additions.
And, perhaps most often, a DIY bathroom remodel.
Making Use of Design Services for a DIY Bathroom Remodel
Although many homeowners already know their grand plan for their master bath remodel, enlisting the insight and advice of a trusted design service can open new possibilities. Until we’ve taken the time to research our options and see what a design service can recommend, we are limiting our potential.
At their most basic level, designers can help make your bathroom space functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting essential and decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials.
A bathroom designer’s fees can vary depending on the work to be done as well as the price of materials and design services in our area.
In addition to design service fees, the average cost for a mid-range bathroom remodel in the District, according to Remodeling magazine, was $25,201. For the wider South Atlantic region, it was $23,134. This type of home improvement adds a resale value of $14,921 in DC and $13,066 for the rest of the area.
And, when factoring the ROI, a mid-range bathroom remodel recoups 59.2% of the costs compared to just 56.5% for those living in the South Atlantic region.
Of course, these costs reflect hiring a contractor for the job. If you can do most or all of this type of bathroom remodel yourself, you can retain a sizable portion of that projected cost, which would make it quite feasible and cost-effective to bring on design services at the start!
Call Before You Dig’ is Good Advice – Make Use of Utility Locator Services
When planning a DIY bathroom remodel, knowing where the primary utility lines and pipes are can help prevent costly repairs or unintentional damage.
Although it may not be necessary if your DIY bathroom remodel project is limited to upgrading fixtures or replacing tile and flooring, it is still a good idea to know your home’s underground electrical lines, gas pipes, and water and sewer lines are.
This is because if you dig into the ground without first confirming the location of utility lines on your property, you could easily damage your home’s water, gas, electrical, communications, or sewer lines. That could result in utilities being cut off, expensive repairs, and possible injury.
Fortunately, there is a national utility locater service program you can make use of.
811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number. If you plan to dig, you should call 811 or go to your state 811 center’s website before digging to request that the approximate location of buried utilities on your property be marked with paint or flags. This will help ensure that you don’t unintentionally dig into an underground utility.
However, there’s a bit more to it than that. The 811 service only applies to public utilities.
According to one local service,
“You may require a private utility locator to find and demarcate underground electrical lines, gas pipes, and more on private, residential, commercial, and municipal land.
Private utilities are the lines that run beyond the service meter. For example, electrical cables that go from the meter to a house or building would be considered private. To have these marked, you will need to call in a private underground utility locator.”
Debris Removal Once Your DIY Bathroom Remodel is Complete
And you’ll probably need that service a few times during your project, as well!
One of the things that comes with any home remodeling project is the need for debris removal. And even though it may be a DIY project, that doesn’t mean your junk removal tasks have to be DIY, as well.
In fact, making full use of a reliable, locally-owned, and operated junk removal service means more time to focus on completing your bathroom remodel. Even if you only need a junk removal service once at the end of your project, it is still risky, costly, and highly inconvenient to do it yourself.
Keep in mind, too, that often with remodeling, some of your debris might contain what are known as hazardous waste, or HW, and there are several local, state, and federal regulations that require these items to be handled and disposed of properly.
And, when it comes to the rest of your debris and junk removal needs, it’s nice to know that you don’t have to do it yourself.
Calling in the Professional Service – Junk King
Junk King Washington DC will have all your large junk items , and unwanted debris removed efficiently, safely, and quickly from your home. Not only are we reliable and affordable, but we also guarantee to beat any other written price estimate.
And unlike most other junk removal companies, we won’t charge you by the weight of your load like most other companies do. That approach simply means that end up paying more for heavy junk items to be hauled than for lighter materials that take up the same amount of space.
That’s not how we operate at Junk King Washington DC.
No matter what your bulk trash, large junk, or remodeling debris is composed of, we still only charge you for the room it all takes up in our truck. And that means savings for you and a fair price. And at Junk King, we never add in hidden fees or “extra” charges, and that’s because offering fair and transparent pricing is our preferred way of doing business.
Make DIY Home Remodeling Debris Removal Easy with Your Local Junk Removal Experts
The only thing better than experiencing our renowned service is not having to do the work yourself!
Our professional and experienced construction debris and bulk junk removal team can remove and dispose of any types of junk you have except hazardous waste.
Not only is Junk King Washington DC part of one of the nation’s largest and most respected junk removal firms, but we are also proud of the fact that our location is locally owned and a 100 percent veteran-owned business.
We are passionate about maintaining a green and eco-friendly operation, but we also thrive on providing outstanding service to our friends and neighbors who live here in the Washington DC area.
And the good news is that construction debris and bulk trash removal couldn’t be any easier – or greener!
Our professional and insured trash and junk removal team will come to your home, and we’ll always call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive. Once there, we’ll also give you a free estimate based on how much room your debris, trash, and other junk takes up in our truck.
You simply point, and we’ll load your excess trash and debris, as well as any bulk garbage items and other junk, into our big junk removal trucks. And we’ll haul it away with no hidden fees!
Or, if you prefer to load your own, you can book one of our convenient MINI Dumpster rentals and have us pick it up when you’re done.
So, ready to get rid of your home remodeling debris? It can be as simple as 1, 2, 3.
You can make an appointment by booking online above or call us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).