When the time comes to plan a bathroom renovation, there are lots of choices in terms of plumbing and fixtures. Keep in mind, too, that you don’t have to do a huge, expensive renovation to get a new look; a couple of small fixture changes can make a big impact on the overall look of the room. Here are just a few of the options for a bathroom plumbing renovation.
- 1. Water-saving fixtures are a great choice for a bathroom renovation. This is a good investment, because the new fixtures will cut down on your water usage significantly and save you money in the long term. A low-flow faucet cuts your water consumption by 30% without sacrificing quality. That adds up to many gallons of water every month, and it saves you money on your water bill. Here in Southern California, we know how important it is to save water, and low-flow bathroom plumbing fixtures are an easy way to do that. There are some great new high-tech options, as well. Consider installing a faucet that has a motion sensor and turns on and off automatically when you move your hands under it. This way, water doesn’t get left on when it isn’t in use.
- 2. Save space with a new sink. Most bathrooms aren’t exactly roomy. A traditional sink that is mounted inside a floor cabinet can take up a lot of space. You can free up some space by switching to a pedestal sink or a wall-mounted sink and losing the floor cabinet. On the other hand, you may find that your problem is lack of storage. In that case, you can do the reverse, and replace a small pedestal sink with a sink that is mounted on a cabinet.
- 3. Upgrade your piping. In some cases, a bathroom renovation comes out of necessity, not a desire for a better aesthetic. Older homes often have galvanized steel plumbing pipes, which corrode over time. This corrosion results in leaks and cracks. Eventually, this galvanized steel piping will need to be removed and replaced by a newer, better material, such as copper or plastic.
These are just a few of the ideas that homeowners can use for their bathroom plumbing renovations. Your choice of strategies will be determined largely by the motivation for your renovation.
Are you renovating your bathroom because you have old, corroded pipes that need to be replaced? If so, you will want to devote the majority of your time and budget to replacing the piping in your bathroom.
Are you looking to upgrade your fixtures and cut down your water consumption? If so, low-flow fixtures are a great choice. They will give you a new look while simultaneously reducing your water use and saving you money.
Do you want to create more floor space or storage space? You don’t have to knock out a wall to do so. Making a smaller change, like replacing the sink and vanity, can give you either the storage or floor space that your bathroom really needs.
Scott English Plumbing has been providing the highest quality plumbing service to homeowners in Orange County for more than 15 years. We strive to provide homeowners with quality service at an affordable price. We know that plumbing doesn’t fail at a convenient time, so we are available 24/7. We offer all types of plumbing service, from emergency repairs to routine inspections and installations. Any time that you have a plumbing need, call Scott English Plumbing.