Many homeowners would love to remodel or make changes to their bathrooms. Perhaps you’d like to replace your bathroom suite, invest in a new shower, or change the look of your bathroom. Remodeling your bathroom may be cheaper than you think. There are many things you can do to save money and reduce costs when hiring a plumbing service for remodeling.
If you live in Waxahachie, TX, or the surrounding area and are planning to remodel your bathroom and install new plumbing fixtures, you may like to contact Bahama Plumbing. The company provides an efficient and cost effective plumbing service.
As bathrooms tend to be a smaller space, it’s possible to implement cost saving tactics. In some states in America, grants are even available to replace your old plumbing features such as toilets and showers with more water efficient or low flow models. This article will give you some top tips that will help you to reduce costs when remodeling your bathroom.
Retain the Bathroom’s Original Layout
If you plan to enlarge or rearrange your bathroom, this will come at a considerable expense. Moving your toilet or bathtub will mean that you also have to move the pipes and plumbing fixtures, which can be expensive. Moving a toilet discharge or sewer pipe comes at a high cost.
A better solution would be to keep your bathroom’s original layout and buy new fixtures such as a bath, toilet, and sink. If you want to reduce costs, you should only resize your bathroom if it’s completely necessary to accommodate your family’s needs. A plumbing service can advise you on the best layout.
If you plan to change your bathroom layout or resize the room, you’ll need to consider the benefits the change will bring and weigh them up against the financial impact.
Advice About the Bathroom’s Drywall
Drywalls are often affected by mold and need to be replaced entirely during renovations as they are affected by the bathroom’s moisture. Therefore, you should consider drywall replacement and add it to your budget when thinking about remodeling your bathroom.
If any of your drywalls are in good condition, you should consider keeping them as this will help reduce costs. The drywall behind your shower and bathtub will likely need replacing. Drywall in other areas may be good enough to keep.
Refinish Bathroom Elements
Removing and then replacing existing plumbing fixtures such as bathtubs or shower bases can be costly. Completely ripping out your bathroom will include demolition work and enormous construction costs. You’ll also need to pay for a new installation.
If you’re replacing items for aesthetic reasons rather than poor functionality, you may consider renewing the plumbing fixture rather than completely replacing them.
You may be able to replace your shower and faucets rather than completely replacing the sink and the whole shower. This makes financial sense and is also more environmentally friendly.
Choose a Prefabricated Shower
Consider buying a pre-formed shower stall, from a plumbing service, instead of replacing the tiles around your shower. Prefabricated showers are quick and easy to install. Tiled showers are more expensive and take several days to install. If you’re good at DIY and have previous tiling experience, you may be able to tile the walls yourself as the labor makes tiled showers expensive.
If you choose to have a prefabricated shower installed, ensure that it can fit through your home and bathroom doorway. Many older homes have narrow passages or smaller doorways. This may make it challenging or even impossible to get a prefabricated shower into your home. Be sure to measure doorways, stairwells, and passageways before choosing a prefabricated shower.
Installing a Toilet
It’s a good idea to replace old traditional toilets with newer low flush or water-saving models. Modern toilets can be expensive and may require maintenance in the future. Choose a well-designed toilet in a simple design if you’re trying to save money, rather than one that looks stylish or has lots of functions. Check out how much water the toilet uses when flushing before buying. Investing in a low flush toilet may save you money over the long term on your water bills.
Other things to consider
A plumbing service can help you install new fixtures and fittings, but there are many other things you may like to consider.
As well as plumbing features, you may need to consider the electrical circuits when remodeling your bathroom. Many homeowners choose to upgrade their wiring at the same time as replacing their plumbing fittings. However, you may be able to keep existing electrical wiring and fittings if they are safe and fit for purpose.
Load bearing walls
If you’re looking to extend your bathroom, you should avoid moving load bearing walls as this will come at a great expense. Keeping your bathroom the same shape and size as it was previously is likely to be a more cost effective solution.
If you have a mirror above the sink, this is likely to be the room’s focal point. Instead of replacing it, you may like to have it reframed. If you’re into DIY, you can also sand down and treat the existing frame if your mirror has one.
Bahama Plumbing, Plumbing Service
If you’re searching for a plumbing company in Waxahachie, TX, or the surrounding area, don’t hesitate to contact Bahama Plumbing. The company is a family-owned and operated plumbing service with over 40 years of combined residential and commercial experience. They can carry out all types of plumbing work and are available 24/7 for emergency call out. If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, Bahama Plumbing is available to install plumbing fixtures and can fit new toilets, sinks, and showers.
Bahama Plumbing is a long established business. The team takes pride in providing the local community with plumbing services such as drain cleaning and leak detection.
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