The only acceptable plumbing is plumbing done right. That’s why a major bathroom overhaul is a perfect opportunity to make sure everything is up to snuff and working as it should.
Any plumbing modifications you’re considering should be well planned so they complement the design you’re considering. And it goes without saying that a consultation from a licensed plumber is a must.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your bathroom renovation:
- Moving the toilet or other plumbing fixtures?
Relocating plumbing fixtures can add time and complexity to your renovation that you may not have considered. For example, transferring a toilet requires refitting pipes and ensuring they don’t harm the floor’s foundation. Vents will also need to be moved or changed and bathroom walls may need to be taken out for proper positioning of the vent. Get a professional consultation from an experienced plumber before you make a decision on moving fixtures.
- Is the drain big enough?
Clogged drains are often caused by drainage that’s too small, which can lead to scum, hair, and other waste obstructing the tiny opening. Increasing the drain size can help. So can maintaining and cleaning your drains on a regular basis.
- Do you plan on hiding plumbing lines?
Leaving plumbing lines (e.g., pipes behind sinks and fixtures) exposed can give your bathroom an industrial look while concealing them makes the space sleeker and more modern. Hiding pipes isn’t hard for an established design contractor but, keep in mind, once the job is done, it’s costly to change.
- Do you want a curbless shower?
Installing a curbless shower is challenging and requires expertise – mainly because it needs a sloped shower base. The base isn’t just placed onto the concrete floor. Rather, the floor must first be removed before building in and attaching the shower base. Poor installation will result in unwanted and unseen water deposits.
- Considering upgrading your fixtures?
Eco-friendly faucets, showerheads and toilets could help cut down your water utility expenses. A dual flush toilet, for instance, has two flushing options: the weaker flush for draining liquid wastes and a stronger flush for solids.
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