Friday, September 02 2011
Taking care of plumbing during bathroom renovations
Renovating the bathroom is one of the most popular makeover options for DIY enthusiasts.
There are a number of cosmetic changes you can make, including the colour scheme.
As a bathroom should be a relaxing environment, many choose calming and neutral tones - such as blues, greens and cream - as opposed to the striking colours found in lounge room feature walls.
The choice offered by tiling options can also make for enormous improvements in the look and feel of the room.
Towel sets can also be colour-matched to complement the new look.
Your options also extend to major structural changes, such as the placement of certain bathroom fittings.
If the previous layout of the shower isn't working, there's always the option to relocate it to another side of the room.
Some people also choose to install or remove a separate bath, rather than a combination shower and bathtub.
Vanities can also be shifted around to fit in seamlessly with the new layout.
Any major structural change to a bathroom is inevitably going to impact on the plumbing.
A range of tools are needed when making such changes - including pipe bending kits, which allow you to safely manipulate pipes to fit the parameters of the job.