How to Plan the Plumbing for Your Bathroom Renovation

Planning a bathroom renovation is an important decision. Don’t be fooled by the nickname ‘the smallest room in the house’; it can be a big job! A properly renovated bathroom not only looks stunning but also adds resale value to the home, and it’s vital the work is completed to a high standard.

Renovation is more than redecorating. Plumbing work needs to be completed with care, precision, and proper planning. Laying out a clear, detailed plumbing plan for a bathroom renovation can avoid unexpected costs, prevent accidents, and help make your renovation experience easier. Here are some helpful tips from our Townsville plumbers for your upcoming bathroom renovation.

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Tips for planning a bathroom renovation

Look at the big picture

Does the bathroom need to be accessible for a person with disabilities, or a peaceful parent oasis? Outline your goals for a functional bathroom.

Set a budget

Determine how much you can afford to spend on the renovation. If you are renovating for resale, be sure that the increase in value is greater than your expenses.

Legal requirements

Are there regulations in place that affect your plans? Some council areas have limits on shower head flow rate, or specific wastewater disposal laws. A professional contractor will be aware of these requirements and offer solutions within the scope of the law.

It’s worth noting the Queensland Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2019 specifies that major work cannot be carried out by an unlicensed individual.

Locate pipes

Know where the water supply lines and wastewater removal pipes are located in your bathroom. This may change where you place new fixtures or impact the installation of vanity and storage cabinets. TMP Civil Services are experts in bathroom renovation and can assist with this.

Research materials

Choose quality materials that are intended for use in a wet area. Take your time to explore the options available to you, and determine if new bathroom fixtures are compatible with your existing plumbing. An older property may need an update to allow modern sinks or toilets to be plumbed in.

Finalise your design

Measure and plan the layout of your new bathroom down to the last millimetre. Professional contractors can provide detailed plans that are efficient and attractive.

Plan your timeline

Consider how long the bathroom will be out of use, and if the main water supply to the house will be affected. Ensure you and the other members of your family are still able to live safely and hygienically during the renovation.

DIY or professional?

Qualified plumbing contractors can offer you a more convenient, cost-effective solution without interrupting the flow of water to the rest of the property. From the first spark of an idea to clean up, a hired contractor can take care of even the smallest details and save you money, time, and hassle.

Contact TMP Civil Services for your bathroom renovation today

At TMP, we offer a full array of plumbing and bathroom renovations, sound advice, and exceptional service. We also offer 24/7 emergency plumbing for the Townsville region.

Get in touch online or call us on (07) 4728 3133 to find out how we can help make your bathroom renovation easy.

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