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by The Nashville Plumber on April 18, 2013

Thinking about remodeling your bathroom?

 

Updating a bathroom in a home is a common renovation project. This project typically requires the assistance of a plumber and even a contractor. There are many things to consider before starting any type of remodeling project in a bathroom. Here are five things a homeowner should consider before a remodel

Type: There are many types of bathrooms that can be found in a home. A master bath is a bathroom accessed from the master bedroom. A guest bathroom is a secondary bathroom added on the other side of a house. This bathroom will be smaller than a master bath, but have the same fixtures. Another type of bathroom found in a home called a half bath. This is a small bathroom that only has a toilet and a sink.

Fixtures: The fixtures are the faucets and handles on a sink and in the shower or the tub. These will need to look the same to create a cohesive look. This means making sure the same styles are used on the sink, the tub, or a shower.

Efficiency: Efficient use of water is a great way to save money on a utility bill. One of the biggest features in a bathroom that uses the most water is the toilet. Newer toilets will use about 1.6 gallons of water per flush. Another option is to install a low-flow showerhead. These have the same pressure as many older models, but use much less water.

Flooring: The most common type of flooring to use in a bathroom is tile. Tiles come in many types and needs to be installed following specific instructions. A homeowner can choose ceramic tile, slate, or use a vinyl tile. The number of tiles can be calculated by determining the square footage of the floor in the bathroom.

Floor Plan: This is where cabinets, vanities, the toilet, a tub, or shower will be located. Most bathroom remodels in a home will use the same floor plan. Moving fixtures, such as a toiler or vanity, will give a bathroom a brand new look and can increase the floor space.

Your local Nashville expert on bathroom remodeling is Green Hills Plumbing. We will ensure that your preferred design does not reduce your bathroom’s functionality and piping infrastructure. Call us today at (615) 866-1917 to take advantage of our speedy and professional service at affordable rates. Get your Nashville, TN bathroom remodel done the way you want!

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