At Duran & Sons Universal Plumbing & Rooter, we have offered our exceptional plumbing services to many customers undergoing home renovations to add a studio or workshop.
Whether you plan on hiring a contractor or undertake this home project on your own, you must determine whether you need plumbing at all. If you want to build a home office or a place for peace and silence, then plumbing may not be required. However, plumbing is essential for those interested in adding on a painter’s or ceramics studio, woodworking shop, mechanical shop, or even a retreat with a full bath tub.
It is imperative to understand that adding plumbing when the floors and walls are completed will be about twice as costly as adding plumbing during the beginning stages of the renovation. Supply and drain lines need to be installed underground, with drain lines connecting to a municipal sewer or septic tank.
Potential add-ons to a studio or workshop include:
- Clean-up utility sink
- Water heater
- Bar sink
- Bathroom sink
- Gas line
- Water meter
- Whirlpool bath
In regards to the water heater, it might be wise to install a modest-sized heater that will only be used for small portions of the day. Household hot water systems already accommodate a lot of demands, simultaneously supplying hot water to showers, sinks, or washing machines.