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Bathroom Renovations and Your Plumbing

When they think about starting a bathroom renovation, most Oakville homeowners think about how the room will look when it is completed. Or they think about features that they can incorporate into their bathroom to turn it from an outdated room to their own personal little oasis where they can enjoy a relaxing bath or prepare themselves for a busy day. What they tend to think about less often is the plumbing behind the scenes.

And yet, plumbing is one of the most important considerations when it comes to bathroom remodels. Here are a few insights into how your plumbing can affect your bathroom renovation.

  1. Planning well in advance will help to save you time and money.

Moving around fixtures – or even upgrading fixtures – is not always straightforward in a bathroom renovation. Before you begin your renovation, it is important to figure out where your current plumbing lines are. You will be able to keep your costs lower if you don’t have to move them.

Additionally, you will need to figure out if your current plumbing will meet the needs of any new fixtures. For example, if you wish to put in double showerheads or a soaking tub, you may need to install a bigger water heater.

Once you determine any needed changes to your existing plumbing, you will be better prepared to set a budget for your bathroom renovation. Be sure to set aside 10% in your budget for unknowns as well, just in case there are any hidden issues with your plumbing.

And remember, if your home is more than 50 years old, you should be considering changing the plumbing anyways since pipes can degrade over time.

  1. Hire a licensed plumber.

While you may be tempted to try and save money by doing the work yourself, plumbing is something that you should hire a professional to do. Mistakes in this area can be costly as they can lead to water damage, which might ruin your whole renovation.

When you hire a licensed plumber such as those at McKenna Plumbing, you can be confident that they will get the job done right. Furthermore, you have the reassurance that you are working with licensed and insured individuals who offer a warranty on their work.

  1. Ensure you have all your supplies before beginning your work.

Sometimes items like new faucets, sinks, etc. take time to get to you from the supplier. If you don’t have all of these things ready to go before your contractors begin working on your bathroom renovation, you may find yourself spending more time and money than necessary. This is especially true if your contractors have to come back more than once to finish.

Contact McKenna Plumbing today.

Are you planning a bathroom renovation in your Oakville home? If so, understanding how your plumbing will affect that renovation is critical. Contact McKenna Plumbing today to learn how we can assist you and make your dream bathroom a reality.