Does My Plumbing Have to Move for My Bathroom Remodel?
April 07, 2015

Does My Plumbing Have to Move for My Bathroom Remodel?

Bathroom remodeling usually consists of going down to the studs to both update and re-work the space. A big part of the planning involves the plumbing; after all, you won?t have a working bathroom without it. Many homeowners believe that the price tag of a bathroom remodel goes up because of the fixtures, but the truth is that the plumbing can do this, especially if you need to move it around to accommodate a new bathroom design. This is one of the reasons why it?s so important to work with trained experts for the design and execution of your bathroom remodel in Denver, CO. The professionals at Striking Remodels by Bell have been remodeling kitchens and bathrooms for over 50 years, and we bring this experience to every job we do. Ready for a new bathroom? Call us today!

Moving a Toilet

When it comes to moving a toilet, there are a few factors to consider, and of particular importance is where the waste pipe is located, the slope it?s on and the vent pipe. As per standard codes, a vent pipe needs to be within 48? of the toilet; if you relocate the toilet more than 4 feet away, you will need to re-vent the toilet, which will increase your costs.

Drainage Pipes

Drainage pipes have to be installed to specific codes and require sloping in order for the water to run out of your home as needed. This is why moving a shower or tub can become costly.

Accessing the Plumbing

Plumbers can get to your plumbing in two ways: through the floor of the bathroom or through the ceiling directly below the bathroom. Because many remodels bring the bathroom down to the studs, the plumber will work from the floor. This means that you?ll need to account for new subflooring and flooring in addition to the costs of the plumbing remodel.

As you can see, a lot goes into a bathroom remodel, and choosing to move the plumbing is something you?ll need to assess with your plumbing expert. Sometimes reworking?is necessary due to poor bathroom design, but other times you may be able to accomplish your remodel using the same footprint. Call us today and schedule an appointment.