Redesigning Your Bathroom? Don’t Forget The Plumbing

Redesigning Your Bathroom? Don’t Forget The Plumbing

Redesigning Your Bathroom? Don't Forget The Plumbing

The Bathroom in your home is used frequently, and eventually, it requires updating to have an attractive appearance. While redesigning your bathroom with the trendiest paint colors or the newest types of counter-tops or flooring, make sure to replace the outdated plumbing fixtures for a whole new look. There is a good chance that the plumbing fixtures in your home’s bathrooms are showing a lot of wear and tear, but switching out bathtubs, toilets and sinks during a remodel is quick and easy.

Replacement Plumbing Fixture One: Installing a New Toilet

You might take a home’s old toilets for granted, but this plumbing fixture is a great one to replace because old models use too much water. The tank located at the back of an old-fashioned toilet is huge, but there are now attractive low-flow toilets that are made to flush debris efficiently with less water. You don’t have to settle for a basic white toilet because manufacturers now make an assortment of colors that also have additional features. It is possible to have toilets installed that flush automatically without needing to touch a handle.

Replacement Plumbing Fixture Two: New Bathtub Installation

Most homes have a bathtub that doubles as a shower, and this plumbing fixture becomes worn from constant use. A sign that your bathroom needs a new bathtub is seeing chipped or scratched enamel surfaces that look unattractive. In some cases, a bathtub is old enough that the base metal is showing through the enamel surface. In addition, there is often a lot of rust around the drain that indicates the bathtub’s materials are beginning to degrade. Inside the walls, the pipes attached to the bathtub are probably also ancient and may leak water on drywall, leading to mold. A bathroom-remodeling contractor can cover an old bathtub with a customized device, or you can select a new soaker bathtub.

Replacement Plumbing Fixture Three: Selecting a Bathroom Sink

While having your bathroom remodeled, select a new sink that has storage underneath. Bathroom vanity sinks with a lot of cabinet space are essential for keeping a space organized and also adds value to your home. In large bathrooms near a master bedroom, you may want to opt for having more than one sink to permit each person to get ready for their day. In small bathrooms, you do not necessarily need to have a tiny sink because there are vanity systems that will hold deep sinks instead. While replacing sinks, make sure to have the old water pipes removed and new devices installed to prevent leaks that can lead to damage.

Replacement Plumbing Fixture Four: Adding a Shower Stall to a Bathroom

If you have a half bath in your home, then make it more usable by adding a shower stall, or you can also replace ancient shower stalls that are already inside a home. Today, many manufacturers make shower stalls that are simple to install in a home but are also attractive with clear or etched glass doors. You don’t need to settle for an ugly showerhead because there are gorgeous devices created by designers that simulate rainfall or offer a pulsating massage. With the right type of low-flow showerhead, you will also notice a reduction in water usage, saving you money each month.

Charlie Teschner started MESA Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling in 1982. Charlie has a journeyman and master plumber’s license. He was raised with a strong work ethic and he now applies those values to tasks such as Longmont, CO heating repair.

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