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Tips on Installing a New Bathroom in your Home - by-Adriana Noton

Installing a new bathroom in your home does not have to be a difficult project as it is a pretty straightforward process when you know the steps involved in the installation process. To install a new bathroom in your home, you will need to develop a budget, plan, and have an understanding of how the plumbing works.

Below are a number of tips to installing a new bathroom in your home:

Bathroom Layout: You should draw up a plan of the layout of the new bathroom which will include the size of the bathroom. You will have to decide where you will place the toilet, sink, shower/bathtub, and any other large items such as a linen closet. You will also have to determine where you will run the pipes. Where you place the plumbing fixtures will often depend on the location of the existing plumbing. The layout should reflect convenience and comfort. You will have to measure the areas for each item that you will be installing to make sure there is enough room.

Plumbing Considerations: You will have to determine where plumbing pipes and fixtures will be located. You will save money if your bathroom is close to the other bathroom in the home such as directly above the bathroom. It is important to remember that the greater the distance between the bathrooms the more expensive the project. As well, copper is the preferred material for supply lines in most homes. Supply lines are usually routed, so they do not cross drainpipes or vents. As well, it is important to determine the required fittings and if they are suitable for the planned location.

Utilities: You will have to install such utilities as lighting, heating, and ventilation to ensure the plumbing system works properly and that there is light and heat. It is wise to have a professional perform the wiring.

Drain and Vent Lines: The drain and vent lines should be installed before the water supply lines as they need to be situated in an exact position. Horizontal vent pipes that are sloped will prevent moisture from running back into the drain pipes. Choose a bathtub and shower faucet before you run the pipes. As well, make sure that you follow the manufacturer's directions. Install shutoff valves in the lines to the valve if your faucet does not have integrated shutoff valves.

Bathroom Design: You may want a modern bathroom that will include modern fixtures and decorative items. Or, you may want a traditional bathroom design with traditional fixtures and decorations such as antique looking fixtures. Make sure you do not overcrowd the bathroom. Users should be able to move around freely without feeling constricted. When choosing a sink and tub, there are many different types that are made of different materials. For instance, you can find them made of such materials as metal, porcelain, and fibreglass. Also, consider the type of sink that you want for your bathroom such as wall mounted sinks, sinks with a vanity, or pedestal sinks. Bathtubs and sinks are available in different colours, materials, and styles.

It is important to carefully plan for a new bathroom installation. You may need professional plumber services assistance for specific tasks. Once you understand how to install a bathroom, you will be able to create a beautiful and comfortable new bathroom in your home.

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