Bathroom Plumbing Tips Upgrade Your Bathroom Now!
Originally posted 2018-01-08 19:30:28.
Beautify Your Bathroom With New Plumbing
Remodeling your bathroom with new plumbing fixtures is a great way to make your home look super while improving the functionality of your bath. New bathroom fixtures, like sinks and faucets, shower enclosures, bathtub, and toilets are always a welcome addition to any home. You may be tempted to do a lot or all of your bathroom updates yourself. Here is some information from Better Homes and Gardens that you might find helpful in planning your bathroom upgrade.
Bathroom Plumbing Installation And Tips
Discover everything you need to know about plumbing before you start your bathroom makeover. We’ll help you decide what bathroom plumbing projects you can do on your own, and which ones might require some help!
Installing a new bathroom with a toilet, sink, and tub is a challenging do-it-yourself project. You’ll need a thorough understanding of plumbing systems and techniques. Developing a sound plan and working with a good assistant will help ensure you get everything right. Check out all the individual tasks required in most bathroom installations, below. You’ll get a good grip on what you can do yourself, and when you may need to enlist some help.
Do you have a space in your basement for a new bathroom? Often, adding a bathroom in an unused area really enhancing the surrounding areas and making them more useful. If you are using your basement for a Man Cave or a spare bedroom, adding a bathroom is a great idea. A word of caution. Adding a completely new room to your home can require serious planning and major effort. You may need to install framing, walls, under surface plumbing pipes, and electricity. If doing all this work is a bit too much for you, contact us at Henco Plumbing Services at 360-773-8039. We will schedule an appointment for you so our technicians can inspect your property, review your ideas for your project and provide you with an accurate estimate for any costs involved for your bathroom plumbing installation. Here’s information from The Family Handyman about adding a basement bathroom.
Adding A Basement Bathroom
Adding a basement bathroom is a big, complicated project. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Thousands of DIYers successfully tackle the job every year, and so can you.
We will focus on installing the “DWV” system (drain, waste and vent), which is the most difficult part of plumbing a basement bathroom. The DWV system requires some hard labor—breaking up concrete—and enough know-how to construct it so waste will be carried away without problems. You supply the labor; this article will supply the know-how.
The materials for the DWV system shown here cost about $250. Plumbers’ labor rates vary a lot by region, but most licensed pros would charge $1,200 to $2,000 for a job similar to the one shown here.
Here’s a video that demonstrates a do-it-yourself bathroom installation.
Video: DIY Basement Bathroom Installation
When planning your new bathroom upgrade, make certain you layout all the elements of the room so you know exactly where each fixture will be located. Sometimes, just adding a new mirror can result in the need to relocate wiring for the lighting above the mirror. Or, that beautiful new sink you are planning to use may be 1/4 inch too big for the cabinetry. New flooring, new pipes, and new electrical fixtures all require proper layout before you remove old fixtures or start cutting up the walls. The DIY Network has some tips on bathroom layout planning that can be helpful.
Tips for Planning for a Bathroom Layout
Make the most of your space; get ideas on how best to lay out a new bathroom floor plan.
Your initial bathroom design should focus on making the best use of the space available. Then consider which utilities would need rerouting for the new design. Decide whether you are going to tile the walls, change the floor surface, or update heating and ventilation. You can then construct an order of work. If you are replacing the whole bathroom, remove all the old fixtures and reroute the plumbing and wiring before installing the new bathroom. If there is little rerouting required, you may prefer to replace each item in turn.
Need help with your bathroom remodel? Call Henco Plumbing at 360-773-8039 to schedule an appointment for a plumbing specialist to review your project, make recommendations, and give you an affordable quote for our services. We have experience and the skills to add new plumbing or replace old plumbing pipes with new upgraded plumbing. We can also install new modern plumbing fixtures that you will love. Our customers give us high reviews for our services and we know you will also give us a 5 star rating!
Sources: Residential Plumbing Installations