Are you thinking about remodeling your bathroom? Well, you’re not alone.
US consumer data indicates that bathrooms are second only to kitchens on the list of rooms that people want to remodel. While the whole process is a bit of a challenge, the results can be extremely gratifying.
If you’ve decided to take up the task of remodeling, here are five essential aspects of plumbing that you should take into consideration.
1. The placement of the toilet
Consider placing the toilet seat far away from (and not opposite to) the door—you don’t want it to be the first thing you see when you walk in. Placing it near the opening makes the space feel unappealing.
Secondly, think about what kind of toilet tank you want. If you’re opting for a mounted tank, then that requires additional plumbing. The reason being that all the drainage systems for a mounted tank are hidden.
2. Adding a shower floor drain
Shower floor drains are becoming increasingly popular. If you’re thinking about installing one, then you’ll have to let your plumber know beforehand. It’ll have to be placed at an optimal location where drainage is easiest. Plus, it’ll also require sloping tiles so the water can be directed toward the drain.
3. Location of cabinets
The vanity and cabinets you choose also have an impact on the plumbing. If you’re thinking about getting a recessed cabinet, then make sure you don’t have any pipes running directly behind the wall.
4. Splurging on an overhead shower
An overhead or rain shower is a luxury that most of us forego because of the additional plumbing it requires. But since you’re already remodeling your bathroom, a ceiling-mounted shower could be a good option for you.
5. Enlarged drain size
The standard drain size is 1.5 inches, and unless specified otherwise, that’s what your plumber will install. However, many homeowners are now choosing the 2-inch drain size because it doesn’t get clogged as quickly. While more expensive than the 1.5-inch drain, it does help avoid costly repairs in the future.
If you’re thinking about remodeling your bathroom, then Pro Serve Plumbing can help with all your plumbing installation and repair needs.
We offer affordable and reliable plumbing services in Fort Worth, TX. Combine our plumbing expertise with your aesthetic for the best results!