In a seven day week, how many days do you use your bathroom? Seven, obviously. The bathroom serves essential needs. We’re in our bathroom on a daily basis, but it’s an environment many of us take for granted.
While lifestyle experts recommend upgrading the bathroom every four to five years, as New York City plumbers we can tell you that’s generally not happening. It’s not unusual for a bathroom to stay pretty much the same for ten, fifteen, even twenty years. Shower units, toilets, sinks, and other bathroom fixtures tend to have a long useful life. Other concerns often arise to command the homeowner’s attention and budget while the bathroom just reliably keeps on keeping on.
That being said, maybe your bathroom isn’t really so great. Sure, you’re used to it – but the shower unit’s a little cramped and basic. Everything might be working properly, but the sink has a tendency to drip from time to time. The bathroom might just not be a space you enjoy being in. Have you ever stopped to imagine what it would be like to have a better bathroom?
Planning the NYC Bathroom Renovation: Inspiration
What would your bathroom be like if it was better? You may already have the answer to this question in your head. On the other hand, you may need some inspiration for bathroom design. We’re plumbers, not interior designers, but we have found lots of local homeowners found ideas on Pinterest and Instagram to serve as the starting point of their renovation.
Because we’re plumbers, we’d highly recommend having a plumber talk through your renovation plans before you fall 100% in love with it. There are certain constraints on how plumbing can be configured in NYC, based on the building code. A licensed Master Plumber can advise you on what plumbing changes are allowed in the space you have, as well as potential ways to save money on your project.