It’s common knowledge that a bathtub remodeling project can be a significant investment. What many don’t know is that some of the biggest bathroom remodeling costs, most notably plumbing costs, can be avoided.
Of course, in some cases, extensive bathroom renovations—which definitely will require some replumbing—are unavoidable. However, in other cases, you can update your bathroom design without having to move your tub or shower.
The kitchen and bathroom remodeling contractors at VillWell Builders, LLC explain below how you can update your bathroom without extensive replumbing.
Install a Bigger Bathtub
Before repositioning your bathtub, you might want to check if there’s still plenty of space around it. If there’s enough space, a larger bathtub replacement might be more cost-effective. Some homeowners might be concerned about whether installing a bigger tub in the same location will make that big of a difference design-wise. Well, the great thing about a bigger tub is that it’s one of those bathroom features that immediately draws attention to itself. As such, you shouldn’t underestimate the impact of a larger tub on your bathroom’s design.
Here’s a tip on reducing plumbing costs: It’s best to move your tub away from the bathroom walls. That’s because subzero temperatures in winter could cause pipes near your home’s to freeze and burst open. Keep in mind that freezing temperatures can cause problems for your pipes and exterior, so it’d be a good idea to have a contractor inspect your siding and the rest of your exterior before winter.
Update Bathroom Fixtures
Don’t like the way some bathroom fixtures are positioned? Try replacing them with new ones first before relocating them. You’d be surprised at the impact fixtures with a different finish can have on your bathroom’s look and feel.
If you want to maximize the returns on investment from your bathroom remodeling project, VillWell Builders, LLC, can deliver high-impact results without the need for costly plumbing work. We’ve been providing professional remodeling services, including bathroom remodeling and construction services for decks and additions, for over 15 years. To schedule an appointment, call us at (203) 879-2118 or fill out this form.