Relocating a bathroom can be a tricky task, but once you do a good job of it, your newly renovated bathroom will help you up the value of your house. It will provide you with some of the highest resale returns on investment. So, how to shift your old, dysfunctional bathroom to a new part of your home without being encumbered by a lot of unnecessary hassles? By planning well and preempting any problem in the process.

Keep in mind that you will require to make major changes when relocating a bathroom:

  • Constructing a new plumbing system
  • Removing the old flooring
  • Creating a step or a threshold for the bath
  • Installing new floor and wall tiles
  • Adding new faucets, fixtures, a bathtub or a shower, and cabinets

Important considerations

To help you move your bathroom easily, we will share some important considerations that you must keep in mind.

1. Your bathroom’s new location

Any change in the bathroom floorplan is not easy. Altering where you place the toilet, sink, or bathtub will cost you big bucks. To move any plumbing fixture more than three feet, you will have to shell out anything between $500 to $1000.

Also, the possibility of certain changes will depend on what type of dwelling you are renovating. Moving a bathroom in an apartment is not the same as moving one in a house. In an apartment, you share the downspout with neighbors so relocating a bathroom will be a little more complex.

In a single-family house, this kind of project tends to be easier because you can change pipes, downspouts and other facilities without disturbing anyone, though that would require a fairly large budget.

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