Remodeling the bathroom can be a fun and exciting way to update an older home or to prepare a house to go on the market. A bathroom remodel can improve the room’s aesthetic appeal, its functionality, and design. If a bathroom is outdated and it’s been 20 or more years since its had a facelift, a remodel can make all the difference – it may even increase the value of your home.
But the question is, do you keep the fixtures where they are or do you move them? The answer depends on your vision, your budget, and whether you’ll be remodeling the bathroom yourself.
If you’re remodeling the bathroom yourself, the traditional advice is to plan the remodel around the existing fixtures. You want to avoid moving the toilet, shower and sink if you’re determined to do the project by yourself. If your heart is set on moving the bathroom plumbing – the toilet, bathtub, shower, and sink and cost is not an issue, then make sure you hire a professional plumber to handle the moving of these fixtures.
You can certainly create the design, select the fixtures, paint colors and decorations, but you want to avoid moving the bathroom fixtures on your own – this is not a DIY project.
Moving Bathroom Fixtures is Common
Moving fixtures in a bathroom is common, especially when the original builders failed to design the bathroom right, or when you’re remodeling an adjacent room in the house that requires to have the bathroom redesigned. Sometimes, toilets can be placed in awkward places, inches away from showers or facing bathroom doors, leading to poor bathroom spacing practices.
Other times, too many things will be crammed in a small space. For example, a poorly-designed bathroom will cram in a shower, tub, sink, toilet and shelves in a tiny space where people will barely be able to dry off after a shower. Whatever your reason is, you’re confident you can design the bathroom better.
The bottom line – moving a toilet, shower, bathtub or sink are not DIY tasks, especially if you’re installing new flooring and tearing down or building walls. If you are switching out the flooring, there’s no better time than now to move the fixtures while the floor is ripped up, rather than later when the new flooring is already installed.
If you’re planning on moving the bathroom fixtures, get the help of a professional plumber from Excalibur Plumbing. Let us use your skills and expertise to get the job done right the first time so you can enjoy your new bathroom. Contact us today.