“We inherited this house from my husband’s family,” Glenda said. “And it’s not necessarily the most accessible for our son, who has some mobility challenges. One thing we’re doing to make life easier for everyone is adding a half-bath downstairs, near his bedroom.”
Planning Renovations that Include Plumbing? Don’t Rely Solely on Your GC’s Advice
As a plumbing services company in Flushing, we’ve seen more than a few homeowners who have run into challenges when their renovation plans include plumbing. Sometimes people are told that what they want is impossible, or that they’re limited based on the plumbing choices of the previous owners. Before you make any final decisions or sign off on any plans, it’s a really good idea to have a meeting with a licensed master plumber to get a professional’s view of your plans.
“In our case, meeting with the Flushing plumbers really opened our eyes to the possibilities,” Glenda said. “We thought we were limited to putting the half bath against the same wall that the home’s other bathrooms are on, but that turned out to not be the case. Once we learned we had other options, the planning became a lot more flexible. Instead of trying to squeeze a tiny half-bath into the limited available space, we were able to convert another room into a full bath with a tub for our son.”
Bathroom Renovations for Life Changes
Did you know that the one of the top reasons aging homeowners aren’t able to stay in their homes is it is too difficult for them to access and use their bathrooms independently? Life changes are one of the major drivers for bathroom renovations. Whether it’s making the bathroom safer and more comfortable for someone who needs help balancing or getting in and out of the tub, your local plumber is there to help you make it happen.