Upgrading The Master Bath? Talk With A Plumber First
What tops the wish lists of people remodeling older homes? More bathrooms. And in the master suite, bigger and more luxurious is always welcome.
You’ve always wanted a separate shower stall, a big soak tub, and lots of space for the two of you to get ready in the morning. But where do you start? How do you find the room? And how expensive will it be to add the plumbing where it needs to go?
For newer homes, you might already have a master bath; it’s time to expand it and get what you really want.
For older homes where you’ve shared a bathroom will all other bedrooms, it’s time to get your own space. The only question is: where do you start?
Does your home sit on a crawl space or basement?
The sink, tub, shower, and toilet all require PVC drain lines to sit lower than the fixture in order to drain properly. For master suites that sit on the ground level, having the space underneath your new master bath means a plumber will have an easier time installing the right equipment. It can be done if your home sits on a concrete slab; however, it will cost more to cut through, install the line, and repour the concrete.
Where is the existing plumbing in your walls?
Have you ever walked through a home as it was being built? Inside the two by four structure are ducts for the heating and cooling system, pipes for the plumbing system, and wiring for electricity. It’s an intricate maze to put your entire system together.
If you can easily tap into an existing pipeline, it makes installing your new bathroom fixtures that much easier. This is where a plumber can help. They can make suggestions for moving your fixtures around to make the flow easy for you, while making the remodel go as smooth as possible.
We realize you have a budget in place. Sometimes little tweaks can save you a whole lot of money during your remodel process. If you’ve been dreaming about a new master bath, get started today by discovering the best way to lay out your bathroom fixtures today.