A well designed bathroom is definitely worth its weight in gold. Your bathroom is the place where you can relax, unwind, and relieve all of the stress of the day in one safe and secluded place. But it’s all fun and games until it’s time for a remodel.
When you are working on a bathroom remodel, you want everything exactly the way you envisioned. However, sometimes there can be pitfalls along the way. One vital, but often overlooked, thing to consider is the design of your remodel. We’re not just talking colors and decorations, we’re talking the actual design and placement of your plumbing and the fixtures.
Will the plumbing need to be moved in order to achieve the finished product? This is a huge factor in the ease and cost of your bathroom remodel. Is it even worth it?
When you set your budget for your the bathroom renovation, it's important to bare in mind that in some cases, surprises pop up.
If your plumber needs to bring your piping up to code, that in itself could blow your budget out of proportion.
On top of that, completely relocating the plumbing in your bathroom has the potential to triple your plumbing costs. A plumber may have to reroute plumbing to connect to the proper vent, drain, and water lines in order to fulfill your design dreams. And you guessed it - that all comes with a cost.
It’s also important to consider what the new location of the fixtures can and will support. Floor joists need to be going in the right direction to support a new toilet location, for example. This may require an engineer to determine the remedy for the problem.
If you are willing to spare the extra costs and time, relocating the plumbing is worth the hassle. However, if you are on time and budget constraints, keeping fixtures where they are may be the better option. Oftentimes, you can still enjoy an updated bathroom without relocating any fixtures.
Luckily, bathroom remodels aren't always a headache. There are times when all the stars align and provide for a quick remodel that stays on budget. Looking to do a remodel to create the bathroom of your dreams?
If you are located in or around the St. Paul area contact Hero Plumbing, Heating and Cooling for all of your bathroom plumbing needs.