The bathroom is a contradictory room, it is both the most important, personal room in any house and it is often the most overlooked room in the house. While it is the one room where you can truly be alone, where no one will judge you, it is also the room in your home that will most easily provoke the judgment of any guests you may have. Toothpaste in the sink, hair everywhere, unsightly stains; they are judging you and think you are gross.
If you do not think the bathroom is the most important room in the house, try not using it for a day. The importance of the bathroom is evident, it is where you start and end your day, but its importance is more than just functional, the bathroom is a personal space where you can decompress, be alone with your thoughts, and just basically get away from everything for a few minutes. Being this important, it is clear why remodeling one’s bathroom is so common and popular today. Now that we’ve discussed why you might want to remodel your bathroom, let’s discuss a few things to look out for when embarking on a bathroom remodel.
Do You Have to Move Any Existing Plumbing Fixtures?
First of all, figure out if you have to move the toilet or any other plumbing fixtures. Relocating plumbing fixtures will add time and cost to your bathroom remodel, but will give you the layout you desire for your dream bathroom. If you want your bathroom remodel done quickly, then keep the same layout and do not move any plumbing fixtures.
Bring your Drain Lines up to Code
A beautiful new bathroom whose sink and bathtub clog does not feel like a new bathroom. Good drainage is an overlooked luxury. When planning your remodel, consider increasing the size of your drain lines to meet the new code. Not only will this help to reduce future clogging, but it will provide you with a piece of mind knowing your system can handle the water flow of the new appliances or faucets.
Think About Flushing
If you’re going to spend the time and money redoing your bathroom, be sure to pick a toilet that will get the job done. While you may think all toilets are the same, the truth is there are differences between different models of commodes. Many toilets now have nice attributes such as heated seats, built-in bidets, water-saving and self-cleaning features. However, the most important aspect of a toilet is how well it flushes. When purchasing a new toilet, look for one with a Maximum Performance (MaP) testing score of 500 or higher. To learn more about Maximum Performance toilets, visit map-testing.com
Your Bathroom Will Reflect the Quality of the Plumber Who Performed the Work
The most important part of any bathroom remodel by far is the quality of the plumbing work. Improperly installed water lines, faucets, drains, showers, bathtubs or toilets can lead to extensive water damage, which depending on the location of the bathroom, could potentially damage the structural integrity of your house. Over the course of years or even decades, an undetected leak can lead to black mold growth and rotted drywall, sub-floors, studs or joists.
You could almost say that a bathroom is nothing but plumbing. The bathroom is the place where the quality of the plumbing will either make or break the room. It is not possible to have a beautiful and functional bathroom without first hiring a highly trained and experienced professional plumber for the job.
You should only trust professional, licensed plumbers to perform the plumbing work on your bathroom remodel. Unlike fly-by-night contractors, the contractors affiliated with Plumbers 911 have a proven track record of performing quality work and can provide references on projects they have completed.