When it comes to bathroom remodels, AC Remodeling is the #1 Rockville bathroom remodeling service. Our team of talented designers and contractors have a combined over 25 years of experience making hall and master bathroom remodeling dreams become a reality.
Bathroom Remodeling Services in Rockville, MD
From a hall bathroom to a full master bathroom remodel, you can trust the professional renovation experts at AC Remodeling. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we will be there to guide you throughout the entire process. We believe that our excellent client service, attention to detail, and years of expertise will ensure that your experience with us is a positive one.
Full-Service Design and Build Rockville Bathroom Remodeling Company
Our expert team of home remodeling designers, experienced contractors, and renovation specialists will work closely with you to understand your vision and create a customized plan for your bathroom remodel. We have the resources, knowledge, experience, and expertise to ensure that every aspect of this renovation is performed with the utmost craftsmanship, quality, professionalism, and efficiency.
Why Choose Us for your Rockville Bathroom Remodeling Project
- Bathroom renovation can be a stressful process - working with our professional designers and home remodeling contractors transforms the process into an exciting journey.
- Clean and transparent bathroom remodeling services - you'll never feel like you're "getting the runaround" with AC Remodeling because your project manager keeps you informed along the way.
- Locally owned and operated family business - We live and work in your community and promise to always treat your home as if it were our own. Our devotion to quality is never compromised.
- Concierge home remodeling process - By combining personal style, functionality, and quality work in all of our designs and guiding you throughout the process you'll be extremely satisfied with the results.
Our Montgomery County Bathroom Remodeling Process
After learning about your style, wish-list, and budget on a phone call we can offer an in-home consultation where we will inspect the bathroom and provide a ballpark estimate.
Bathroom Design and Contract Approval
Once we have decided we are a good fit for each other and the initial design retainer has been collected the design process begins. Starting with a design consultation and ending with advanced 3D renderings showing you exactly what your new Rockville, MD bathroom could look like.
Meet Suppliers and Order Materials
For most of our customers, this is often the part of the bathroom remodeling process that can cause the most anxiety. Don’t worry, we've made this easy, stress-free, and exciting! Your project manager or design lead will set up appointments with suppliers and join you to help select your lighting, countertops, fixtures, tile, and other materials.
Every bathroom remodeling Rockville project starts with a complete gut of the space. We replace everything down to the thresholds, tiling, walls, etc. Your new Montgomery County bathroom will be 100% brand new.
The last phase is the final inspection. Our superior commitment to quality and perfection requires us to make sure every detail of your bathroom has been completed correctly and installed properly.
Your new bathroom could look like this!
The Top Home Remodeling Company in Rockville, MD
AC Remodeling has been the top design and build contractor in Rockville, MD for many years! You can see from our glowing reviews that we are extremely responsive, detail-oriented, and focused on helping you make informed decisions. We take great pride in completing your new bathroom, dream kitchen, or upgraded living space.
Advanced 3D Design and Modeling
For many of our clients, visualizing the completed product may be tough. It's difficult to picture the ideal hardware, tile, accent colors, and hardware that goes well together to create a relaxing spa-like bathroom. That is why we have invested in and mastered 3D design and rendering technology.
We will work with you to create the bathroom of your dreams! We can help you envision what your newly remodeled bathroom will look like in your house by utilizing 3D rendering technology. We feel that employing this cutting-edge equipment is a fantastic approach to bring out all of our clients' unique style preferences while also maximizing the renovation process's efficiency.
Let's get started building your dream bathroom today!
Professional Designers and Experienced Contractors in Rockville, MD
Exceptional Customer Service
We make sure every customer is completely satisfied in an industry where it can be difficult. Throughout our process, you will learn that our #1 goal is to make the bathroom remodeling project as easy and stress-free as possible. Down to the minute details like helping you schedule a visit to a local bathroom remodeling showroom to pick tiles or hardware. For us, customer service is paramount. This starts with setting up a consultation that works for your schedule!
Attention to Every Bathroom Remodeling Detail
At AC Remodeling, every detail of your renovation is important to us. Our team members are trained in their fields of bathroom design and construction for maximum quality of workmanship on every project. We pride ourselves on utilizing top-of-the-line materials that will ensure both your new Rockville bathroom beauty and durability.
Best Bathroom Remodeling Rockville MD
We are the top kitchen and bath remodeling contractor in Rockville, MD because of our experience, attention to detail, responsiveness, and exceptional customer service. We take pride in creating luxurious, relaxing, and spa-like bathrooms. To learn more about our work or ask us questions, give us a call today to set up an appointment for your design consultation!
Our experience with Rockville bathroom remodels allows us to help foresee common issues that may arise during construction. For example, Rockville homes built before 1970 may have plaster walls, improperly supported subfloors, or rusted cast iron pipes. Read our Complete Guide to Rockville Bathroom Remodeling to learn more about the most commonly found issues that pop up during construction.
We know that every client is different. We assess each client's needs and desires in order to create a personalized renovation process for their home or business. Our team of experienced bathroom remodeling contractors will make sure your vision becomes a reality while meeting your timeline and budget expectations.
Home Remodeling Services In Rockville, Maryland
Whether you want to upgrade one space or multiple, we can provide home remodeling services to exceed all of your expectations.
Do you want to convert your Montgomery County, Maryland basement into a beautiful and useful area? Perhaps you yearn for a comfy family room, playroom for the kids, or an adult entertainment space.
Rockville Bathroom Remodeling Guide: Most Common Challenges
After completing countless Rockville bathroom remodeling projects, here are some of the top budget-busting issues you may find after the walls come down and floors come up. (Don't worry, we do our best to take this into consideration during the budget and proposal phase!)
Depending on the era when your home construction happened, there may be some issues with the construction that have, or could cause, problems that you will need to correct. Planning can help eliminate higher costs and frustration as you or your contractor demo the current bathroom.
An issue common to Maryland is hard water as measured by USGS at an average hardness of 118 PPM. Hard water contains high levels of certain minerals that over time cause build-up, decreasing the water quality and even clogging up the drains.
Pinholes in Copper Pipes
Older copper pipes may have developed pinholes in homes without water softeners. Hard water, standard in Rockville, causes build-up and corrosion inside the copper pipes. As the corrosion spreads, it destroys the copper, and pinholes develop. When showers and sinks run, water running through the pipes seeps out through the pinholes and damages the framework and surrounding walls.
If your home has copper piping, it is best to budget for and replace the water lines, even if you do not see any pinhole damage now. Using a water softener may delay corrosion to the pipes, but eventually, there will be a problem.
Cracks in the Acrylic Shower Base
Acrylic shower bases are a popular, cost-effective item but, over time, can develop cracks from general wear and tear, the use of the wrong underlayment, or improper installation. Water leaking through the cracks can destroy the shower foundation underlayment, as well as the framing and joists below.
Replacing an acrylic shower base with porcelain tile can be attractive and offer the added advantages of high density and low moisture permeability. You have the option of installing a tile shower base with tile walls or tiling the bottom and using an acrylic shower surround if your budget is tight.
Known Issues with Rockville Bathrooms Built Before 1970
Nothing is more frustrating than tearing into a remodel project and finding issues outside your planned budget. Was your home built before 1970? If so, you need to read on to discover the potential problems that will significantly impact your remodel budget in time and dollars.
Cast Iron Pipes
Cast iron plumbing became common in homes in the 1930s and was the only available option until the 1970s when PVC became more common in plumbing projects. PVC is a durable, cheaper, and more flexible product for home construction.
Cast iron pipes are in homes built before the mid-1970s. Although considered a durable product in their day, the lines can build up with mineral deposits and develop rust over time.
Older homes with cast iron plumbing and sewer lines are at risk of damage from tree roots that grow into the water and sewer lines. These can cause black water to enter the pipes, rust contamination, fungus and bacteria growth, and resulting issues to the plumbing inside of the home. Some problems can create clogged or slow drains, water discoloration, foul smells from sewer gases, and more.
Replacement of cast iron pipes within the home during a remodel should be a priority.
Many older homes were built without using plywood or waterproofing material as the subfloor in bathrooms. Current standards for construction use plywood, then a waterproof material before installing the shower base.
If your bathroom dates before the 1950s, it is possible that it has no subfloor. Many bathrooms were constructed with 1 x 4 lumber nailed diagonally to the floor joists. Over time, moisture on these boards can deteriorate the wood and make the floor unstable.
While remodeling, install a plywood subfloor and waterproof material under the shower base.
Plaster Walls Without Proper Insulation
Older home walls were often built with lathe and plaster and had no insulation. If planning a remodel on your bathroom, removing the plaster and lathe and replacing it with drywall is a practical step.
Repairing a plaster wall is labor-intensive, which drives up the cost. In addition, plaster does not meet energy-efficient thermal standards. Plaster walls attract moisture, which are breeding areas for mold and mildew.
By removing a plaster wall, insulation beneath new bathroom drywall creates energy efficiency for your bathroom. Several moisture-barrier types are available for use, so check with your home improvement center for costs.
Electrical Wiring Issues
Wiring in older homes can be a big concern, especially in the bathroom where hairdryers, curling irons, and similar gadgets are used. The main problem is if the wiring is grounded or ungrounded.
An ungrounded plug can be the source of an electrical fire, shorted-out circuits, shocks, and more. It is ungrounded if any outlet in your home only has the 2-hole (prong) plug as all grounded outlets have 3-holes.
Budgeting to have an electrician run wiring to the bathroom that meets the safety code is a smart idea.
Before You Start Your Bathroom Remodel ...
We’ve addressed the structural issues of plumbing and electricity, but there are also some design and ambiance characteristics you may want to consider.
Best countertops and surfaces to combat hard water
Since hard water is a problem throughout the state and Rockville, you will want to choose surfaces for the bath, shower, sinks, and countertops that better resist hard water deposits.
While porcelain tile is used in many showers, it requires regular cleaning to remove water spots. Many installers recommend wiping down the shower walls and fixtures with a squeegee or towel after each use.
Quartz and high-quality granite are suitable surfaces that are easier to keep clean than marble. Quartz is a natural stone and creates durable countertops when mixed with resin and other materials, and granite is cut and polished into the desired shape. Both quartz and granite should be cleaned with non-ammonia and non-alcohol (green) products. Marble is porous and needs to be sealed regularly (depending on use), and toiletry products can stain marble if spilled.
The fixtures you choose for the shower, bath, and sink should be midrange to high quality for durability, performance, and ease of cleaning. Many plumbers and bathroom installers have a favorite brand, but if pricing fixtures to establish your remodel budget, these are a few of the favorites:
Less expensive fixtures will not hold up to regular use and stain or show watermarks. A high-quality fixture will also be easier to find replacement parts if needed.
Your Trusted Bathroom Remodeling Contractor Familiar with Rockville, MD Homes
As a reliable, trusted, and experienced Rockville and Bethesda bathroom remodeling contractor we can spot potential issues with your remodel before we start and do the work efficiently to save you headaches, frustration, time, and money! Soon you can enjoy an updated, energy-efficient bathroom!