Bathroom remodels add value and beauty to your space but there is a lot more to consider than just the aesthetics of the room and replacing cabinets, faucets, flooring, and tiles is just one part of the equation. Bathroom plumbing can make or break a bathroom remodel, in fact according to the knowledgeable experts at Randall’s Plumbing, many homeowners neglect to factor in plumbing when dreaming of their perfect bathroom remodel. If you want to avoid untimely delays and added expense keep reading to learn more about plumbing considerations for bathroom remodeling projects.
Placement of Toilet
This is extremely important especially if you are considering moving your toilet to a different location in the room or upgrading to a mounted tank system. Some mounted systems require a recessed or hidden drain system which is why position is one of the first things you need to decide upon before placing your other fixtures and furnishings.
The size of your drain is probably not high on your list of priorities, yet it should be. The standard drain size is 1.5 inches which can narrow over time due to hair and other debris clogging the pipe. The knowledgeable experts at Randall’s Plumbing recommend upgrading to a 2-inch drain instead. While you can expect to pay a little more up front, a larger drain will pay for itself over time, especially when you consider the money you will save in future maintenance costs.
Shower Floor Drain
One of the most popular bathroom trends is tiled showers with floor drains. When planning your remodel, you will need to ensure that the shower base has the right angle to allow for correct drainage. If you are working with a big box contractor make sure they slope the tiles correctly.
Additional Plumbing Requirements
If you are considering a bidet, be sure to check with the manufacturer to ensure that you are aware of the plumbing requirements. Some bidets require separate plumbing lines while others tie into your existing water lines and drain through the toilet. Your Randall’s Plumbing professional will advise you on what is needed and complete the installation for you.
Does Installing New Plumbing Fixtures Increase Home Value?
As part of your bathroom remodel you may want to consider updating your faucets, showerheads and even your toilet. Upgrading will not only improve the overall appearance of the space it will also improve your water consumption and save your money. Just as the name implies, dual flush toilets have two features, one flush button for liquids, and the other flush button for solids.
The style of your vanity and the placement within your bathroom can also affect the placement of your pipes. For example, if you are considering replacing your existing cabinets with recessed cabinets, your plumbing will need to be repositioned to make sure it works correctly.
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Keep in mind that you should always consult with your Randall’s Plumbing licensed plumbing expert before beginning any remodeling projects within your home. Investing in the services of a professional plumber will save you time, money, and stress. To learn more about residential plumbing services for your home, contact the knowledgeable experts at Randall’s Plumbing today.