If you are a plumber or own a plumbing business, no one knows better than you that the master bathroom is one of the most difficult places in a house to remodel. As a consequence, it is one of the few places in the house that seems to stay the same year after year.
But sometimes change is good. Imagine you are the owner of the house, and you plan to sell it. Then remodeling the master bathroom can help improve the resale value of the house. This is because when you remodel the bathroom, you not only update its aesthetics, like tiling and flooring, but you also upgrade the plumbing system, such as pipes and drains. This ensures that your bathroom adheres to the most recent standards, and there will be no plumbing repairs for a long time.
In this post, we will focus on the latter, i.e. we will understand the different plumbing upgrades that you can recommend to a customer while remodeling a bathroom. Here they are:
There is nothing like a nice hot shower after a stressful day. Or a cool shower when those summer temperatures start to rise. One thing that can make that experience go from “meh” to “wow” is a quality showerhead system. Do you want to add in body sprays for that masaging effect? Do you want the rain effect and have water come from directly above you? There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to choosing a showerhead:
- High/Low-pressure showerheads
- Filtered showerheads
- Dual showerheads
- Ceiling showerheads
- Rain showerheads
Out of them, the rain shower head appears the most premium and, at the same time, does not cost much. It will increase the quality of the shower and also the experience. The shower, as the name suggests, gives you a very similar experience to the rain. In the end, it is all about personal taste.
As water sources are depleting at an alarming rate, the necessity to save water is on the rise. If the master bathroom is more than 10 years old, then you should consider upgrading the toilet to one that has water-saving features. Some of the popular water-saving toilets include pressure-assisted toilets, gravity-assisted toilets, and vacuum-assisted toilets. Some of these toilets can save up to 14,000 gallons of water every year for a single household. This would not only help the planet but also reduce your water bills.
Nothing can replace the feel of a hot shower on a chilly day. It also helps us relax after a tiring day. This makes the water heater an important part of our daily life. So it is impossible to remodel a master bathroom without upgrading the water heater. When replacing the heater, analyze your customer’s water usage and recommend an appropriate size. Try installing tankless water heaters as they are energy efficient and provide enough hot water for even long showers.
A spa bathtub is truely a luxury. If your clients are open to splurging a little on their remodel, then a spa tub is a wonderful addition to their master bathroom. Even better, your clients can be creative with this upgrade, as there are several bathtub options to choose from. They can add a lot of additional features like bubbles and jets to make it a truly relaxing experience.
One of the primary goals of remodeling a master bathroom is to make it more efficient and cost-effective. This also means making sure the water usage is optimal. Having a luxurious toilet in the master bathroom is one thing; but it is equally important to make sure it uses water efficiently. The best way to do this is by installing a dual flush system. It is a variation of the usual flush system and comprises two buttons to flush different levels of water. It is an eco friendly change that you can make to the master bathroom.
Bidets are becoming increasingly popular and have become a must-have feature in a master bathroom. In fact, in many European countries, it is mandatory to have bidets installed in the bathroom by law. Bidet helps to promote personal hygiene and can also help save water. Modern bidets are so advanced that you can electronically control the temperature and pressure of the water.
Motion sensor faucets
We waste a lot of water when using a faucet unknowingly. By upgrading to motion sensor faucets, your customers can save a lot of water and also give the master bathroom a technological upgrade. These faucets allow water to flow only when a person’s hand comes close to the sensor. This way, one can avoid germs thanks to minimal contact and also save water by avoiding unnecessary waste during brushing or washing hands.
When considering a master bathroom plumbing remodel, there are countless things one can upgrade. But it is always ideal to start with the above plumbing fixtures and then move on to aesthetics like tiling and flooring. Your goal should be to transform the master bathroom into an environmently-friendly and cost-effective one. Understand your customer’s budget and recommend appropriate bathroom upgrades and pick the best plumbing style from this list.