3 Bathroom Remodeling Considerations

Whether you have a master en suite or a simple powder room, utility and functionality should be the key features to consider when it comes to bathroom renovations. Remodeling your bathroom is a great way to improve the value and usability of your space.

From buying a new sink and fixtures to just applying a new layer of paint, bathroom remodeling projects can involve a variety of activities and expertise. Regardless of your ideal remodeling plans, updating your property will pay off down the line. Here are some tips to improve drainage, storage, and durability of your renovated bathroom:

1. Plumbing considerations

Your old, inefficient bathrooms can be improved in many ways from space utility to drainage capacity. For example, residential plumbing often uses 1½-inch drainage pipes. An average household would be surprised at how much hair and gunk goes down the drain. The first plumbing consideration can be the increased drainage capacity; the larger the pipe, the less likely it is to clog.

If your old bathroom often gets clogged, you must include drainpipes replacement in your remodeling plan. If you’re building a new bathroom, it’s advisable to go for the 2-inch drain if feasible. If you live in a city like Edmonton where the temperature drops below freezing during the winter, make sure the water supply lines in your bathroom don’t get routed through an exterior wall.

If you need a professional plumber in Edmonton to evaluate the existing plumbing infrastructure in your bathroom and provide objective guidance, feel free to contact Dunn Rite Plumbing.

2. Window in the shower

If done right, a window in the shower can be an attractive feature. You can consider installing a frosted-glass panel for privacy. When adding a window to your shower, make sure there are stone jambs along the entire installation to make it watertight. It might be difficult for you to add a feature like this due to design limitations or functionality. However, you should consider this when planning for the bathroom remodeling.

3. Wall-hung toilet

Technology is impacting every aspect of modern life from plumbing to home renovation. We see a range of new plumbing fixtures every year. The wall-hung toilet is a relatively new concept. These toilets take up less space as they have their storage hidden behind the wall. It’s up to you whether you want to have a floor-mounted unit or an attractive-looking wall-hung toilet.

No matter your bathroom remodeling preferences and budget, consult a professional plumber to learn more about your options. If you’re in Edmonton, feel free to contact Dunn Rite Plumbing & Gas to get your remodeling project done in an efficient and affordable manner. Contact us for more details!