Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New PipesBathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

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Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

When I decided to add a pedestal sink and claw foot tub to my bathroom, I had no idea how much new plumbing I had to run. Since I had never run pipes before, I wasn't sure how to do it properly. I did a lot of research before I started so that I could be sure that I was doing it right. As I was researching, I knew that it would be helpful to have all of the information I found in one place. That was the inspiration for this site. I hope that the plumbing resources help you with your next home improvement project.

Tips For Making It Through A Bathroom Remodel

Remodeling your bathroom can be a wonderful way to upgrade your home and boost your property value. However, the process of having your bathroom remodeled can take a pretty big toll on your family. If you're wondering how you're going to make it through your bathroom remodel without going crazy, follow these tips.

Do One Bathroom at a Time

If you have multiple bathrooms in your home and if you are planning on remodeling all of them, consider staggering out the jobs. If you keep one functioning bathroom at all times, it can help reduce the stress that goes along with having a whole-house remodel. Just remember that you might not be able to use your bathroom the entire time that the remodeling is going on, even if you leave one of your bathrooms to be remodeled later. For example, a plumber might have to turn off the water to the whole home when making plumbing adjustments.

Rent a Portable Toilet

One good option is to rent a portable toilet for your bathroom remodel. Then, you and your family will have facilities available for your use when there are workers in your bathroom or when your bathroom is completely out of commission.

Talk to Your Neighbors

Even if you have a portable toilet on your property, you and your family will probably want to be able to take baths or showers. A good option can be to talk to one of your neighbors about using their restroom for this purpose. If you are close to your neighbors, they just might not mind letting you borrow their shower for a night or two while yours is being remodeled. Consider bringing a small gift as a token of your appreciation.

Use Your Kitchen

You may be able to use your kitchen sink for some of your bathroom activities, such as brushing your teeth or giving the baby a bath. Even though it might not be ideal, it can work in a pinch while you're waiting for your bathroom to be remodeled.

As you can see, there are a few tips that you can follow that can make it easier for you to make it through your bathroom remodel. If you work with a good contractor who will get the job done quickly, and if you follow these tips, you might find that it's not as difficult to make it through a bathroom remodel as you might have thought that it would be