I am trying to put a new bathroom downstairs. I have the sink, toilet

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New bathroom downstairs. Sink, toilet and stand up shower. I have most of the things needed. Just need help putting it all together.


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  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Dec 27, 2020

    Have you looked into a contractor or a plumber?

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 27, 2020

    You will have to tap into your water supply lines and drainage lines. If you aren’t experienced with plumbing and electrical you will probably want to hire a contractor. Those are rather large ticket items within serious consequences if you make a mistake.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 27, 2020

    I would add a licensed contractor, call around and get bids on the job. Look to Angie's list as a starter.

  • You will need a plumber and an electrician to install the basics unless you already have those skills yourself. If you tell us a bit more, we can help you out with the lay-out of the room.

  • Annie Annie on Dec 27, 2020

    Is you plumbing in place. sewer and sink drains, hot and cold running water??

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Dec 27, 2020

    it depends on where your plumbing lines are as to how you lay it all out

    I would call a plumber and electrician to do the wiring for lights, etc and that way if there is an issue it is on them and not you

  • What is your skill set? You will need to pull a permit if doing the work yourself, a plumber, electrician and possibly other trades depending on what you may need. Flooring? Cement backerboard and greenboard for the walls, especially if there is no window to open to release humidity, a ceiling fan so the room doesn't mold, sewer connection, etc. If you need to hire out, only hire licensed professionals otherwise if something goes amiss you won't have any recourse, nor will your homeowners insurance cover any of the damage. This is an investment in your home that will raise property value. Why risk It?

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Dec 27, 2020

    If you are going to sell your home at some point you'll want to have it permitted.

  • Maura White Maura White on Dec 27, 2020

    As in "putting it all together" do you mean to install it all? You may need someone who is good at plumbing to help you out.

  • I would contact a contractor and also your local building department. Oftentimes, you need permits to add bathrooms.

  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 27, 2020

    Hi Marie: You will need a permit to do this, and someone who is licensed, bonded and insured to do it. You will need to tie into the water and sewage lines, and that could be a mess unless you know what you are doing. If you do hire someone, have them pull the permit. Don't ever pull a permit, no matter how much they say it will save you. If they want you to pull it, send them packing. Whomever pulls the permit is saying that they are doing the work. l If something goes wonky and you pulled the permit, your insurance will, in most instances, not cover any damages because you said, by pulling the permit, that you are doing the work. So,I'd get a professional to help you out.


    Good luck

  • Deb K Deb K on Dec 27, 2020

    Hi Marie, you want to install the plumbing first, I would do the painting and flooring , then add the fixtures, hope this helps you

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70bVcAc9NbA

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Dec 29, 2020

    You need a plumber you need a drain put in for shower sink and toilet

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 29, 2020

    Do you need a permit for any of this? The reasons you need one vary from place to place. Give your local planning department a call or check them out online. There should be info regarding what is required in your area.

  • You need to call a licensed plumber. Water is not to be messed with as any tiny leak will cause incredible damage.

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