Plumbing Tips When Renovating Your Bathroom
The bathroom is one of the finest locations in any home, providing a place to sit back, relax and refresh. With all these great qualities, it’s no surprise that renovating the bathroom is an exciting time for any homeowner. There are so many things to consider, from the fit out to the tiles, the lighting to the toilet – and then there are all the extras to consider, like heated floors and maybe even a bidet. Even deeper than all these considerations is the plumbing, which people often forget. This is the back bone of your bathroom and should be considered just as important. This is the back bone of your bathroom and should be considered just as important.
Plumbing is what makes the magic of the bathroom happen, so it’s important to get these things right. Today we’re going to pull back the curtain and give you the top plumbing tips you need to know for a bathroom renovation.
Choose the Right Plumber
This should go without saying, but the first plumber that you find isn’t always the best. You want to choose a maintenance plumbing company that cares about your home and understands that it is not only the place you live, but also the biggest investment of your life. Your plumber should be experienced and honest, and they should guarantee to install a plumbing system that will be dependable, long-lasting, and efficient, as well as one that will work with your new modern bathroom and chosen fixtures. Before you decide on one, make sure to check them for references and see what their previous customers have to say about them.
Consider the Layout
Consult your plumber to make sure whatever layout you have in mind is feasible. You may be dying to have a large claw-footed tub next to the only window in the room, but if the piping doesn’t work that way, you’ll have to reconsider the way you want to position everything. Look at all layout options, what you need to allow for and the overall design and functionality.
Make Sure the Fittings Work
When you’re shopping for bathroom fittings like shower head, make sure that you know they will work with the plumbing. For example, let’s say you want to buy a rain shower head. Consult your local plumber in Auckland to make sure that the rain shower caters to the water pressure that you currently have. This is the same for mixers, taps, etc.
In addition, when choosing your fittings and systems, like toilets and sinks, think about whether or not you want exposed or hidden plumbing. Exposed plumbing can give you a more traditional or industrial feel, and possibly more space, whereas hidden plumbing is cleaner-looking.
With toilets and vanities, consider your design options for your new toilets and vanities look at all designs and functions. Consider the space saving options or an in-wall cistern or wall hung toilet vanity. These can be great for small spaces.
Think About Heating & Suitable Flooring
When renovating your bathroom, the walls and floors and clean lines will likely have been opened. Consider the added luxury and value of underfloor heating from a hydronic combined hot water heating system. Pipe and panels can be retrofitted to the floors and walls to heat your bathroom through the tiled, concrete or timber floors. You can also add in a hydronic heated radiator towel rail or two. These additions can take a renovation from being just about style and modernising the space to a fully functional and luxurious experience in a room you won’t want to leave.
Need help with plumbing installations for your home? Call Collin’s Plumbing, Gas & Heating in Auckland today on 0800 888 007 for more information.