Are you getting ready to your launch your bathroom remodeling project? With a little planning and inspiration, you can revitalize your bathroom design while upgrading your plumbing system and fixtures. Below are some ideas for remodeling your master bathroom, guest bathroom, or a small bathroom.
Begin by Addressing Plumbing Issues
Before you re-conceptualize your bathroom’s aesthetic design, you may want to begin by addressing any plumbing issues that lie behind the wall or underneath the floor. Ignoring the plumbing is similar to giving your car a paint job while neglecting what’s under the hood.
What are the focus areas?
Pipes are the backbone of your bathroom. Therefore, we should begin by inspecting your main drain below the toilet, all the side drains coming from the shower, sink, and toilet, and all other pipes that share drainage with the bathroom (such as the basement).
We can inspect the plumbing to identify issues such as broken pipes, loose connections, or corrosion. We can also clear out any blockage from mineral deposits, hair, or soap scum. Replacing your pipes before you remodel your bathroom will save you a big headache and money down the road.
Old, water-intensive toilets consume as much as 7 gallons per flush. By contrast, a modern water-conserving model consumes 55 percent less water than a conventional toilet. Installing a high-efficiency toilet can save you a substantial amount of money by reducing your water bills.
Water efficiency toilets fall into three categories:
1. Single-flush at 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf)
2. Dual-flush toilets (1.6 gpf/0.8 gpf)
3. Pressure-assist toilets (1 gpf)
Shower / Tub Combo
If you decide to combine your tub and your shower, you will need to plan carefully and execute well. We recommend taking your time with your design choices and shower/tub placement.
If you are tearing out everything and starting over, you will run into some issues such as:
● Shower/tub demolition
● Subfloor rotting/deterioration
● Wall demolition and expansion or repositioning
● Waterproofing the framework
● Re-routing the plumbing network
● Tile selection and installation
You may want to select your fixtures after you have completed all other components in the bathroom, as they are part of the little details that add a finishing touch.
Popular fixture replacements include:
● Light fixtures
● Sink faucets
● Towel racks
● Drawer knobs and handles
These items may seem insignificant, but updating them can make a big difference in the overall look of your bathroom.
Counter Tops often receive the lion’s share of a bathroom renovation. If you are trying to stay within your budget, however, you’ll still discover plenty of low-cost, high-quality products for your bathroom.
If saving money without sacrificing design and style are a priority then consider these:
● Choose a color that is not popular.
● Purchase a granite countertop with a few imperfections.
● Go rogue by using non-conventional surfaces or old furniture such as dressers.
● Try refinishing your current bathroom countertop.
Bathroom Remodeling Professionals in Minneapolis
When you partner with P&D Mechanical to remodel your bathroom, you get the added benefit of working with skilled, seasoned professionals who can help you through every phase of your project. We provide complete bathroom remodeling for both residential and commercial properties in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota!
If you would like to know more about our products and services, then call us at 763-533-2218. You can also message us on our contact page.
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