Renovating your bathroom to create a more appealing space is not the only reason to perform a bathroom overhaul. A renovation can also help to ensure that your plumbing is working properly and that the necessary repairs are completed to avoid further problems down the road. So, when planning a smart bathroom reno, consider both the design aspects and how the plumbing modifications will work effectively within the overall scheme. To help you prepare, here are some of the main decisions you need to make when planning a smart bathroom renovation.
Moving the Fixtures
Part of your plan may involve moving the toilet or plumbing fixtures. This often requires refitting pipes and entering the floor foundation to change the position. You may also need to move the vent or sink to a different location. Before making any decisions on how and where to move the fixtures, it’s best to talk to a professional plumber.
Consider the Drain Size
When undergoing a bathroom renovation, you may need or want to change the drainage system. This will require that you install the correct sized vent, waste, and soil piping for the loads they will need to carry.
Exposed or Hidden Lines
Even as the industrial look has come into popularity over the past few years, leaving the pipes exposed isn’t appealing to everyone. You’ll need to consider this design decision in advance as once it’s completed, it can be very costly to modify.
Bathtub or Shower
Installing either a bathtub or shower should also be adequately planned for in advance. Bathtubs take up a lot of space and often need a bigger hot water tank. They are also more expensive to install than a shower. On the other hand, a shower may take up less space but can come with swinging doors that you also need to consider. If you want to install a fancier design, you may need to remove the floor to build the shower base. It’s highly recommended that you seek professional assistance in this case.
Energy Efficient Options
You can save lots of money on your water expenses by installing new energy efficient fixtures. Dual flush toilets and water-efficient showerheads can help you to cut back on the amount of water that is used daily. The thing is, not everyone likes the reduced pressure that efficient showerheads provide, or dual flush toilets that can be more difficult to maintain. You need to weigh the pros and cons first and shop around for the best prices and options suited to your style and budget.
When planning for your new bathroom, make sure it’s a smart bathroom reno by considering each of these areas first. At Faucet Fix, we have licensed, qualified plumbers who can assist in making your dream bathroom a reality. Contact us today.