Garages can be used as a multipurpose space in homes. In addition to being a space that is used to park the car, it is also possible to integrate a bathroom. When you’re working on something in your garage, and you feel like going to the bathroom, you don’t have to come into your house to do it. To successfully install a bathroom in your garage, here are some methods and tips to apply.
Install the drain pipes
To install the drain pipes, you can drill your garage slab if it sits on a concrete slab. You will recap it once the operation is complete. Another option is to install the toilet and shower on elevated platforms, which allows you to run the waste pipes through the wall and direct them underground when you are outside.
You can start the installation of the drainage pipes. These must maintain a slope to the point of connection with the main sewer. However, if you are not able to maintain this slope, you can instead install a WC mulcher. This allows the waste to be pumped upstream to the sewer.
Ensure there is water supply
Another item to consider when adding a bathroom to your garage is the water supply. Ensuring an adequate supply of water, hot and cold, is a common challenge for homeowners who want to add a bathroom to their home. Before you embark on adding a bathroom to your garage, you should first assess the capacity of your water heaters as well as the condition of the existing plumbing in your home.
You can also call a plumber to check if the existing pipes in your home and see if they are in good condition. You should also check if these pipes will work well with the new piping you are going to use. Once you have checked and confirmed that the piping is in good condition, you can begin your project.
You can use underground pipes to get water in the bathroom. Instead of running the pipes along the garage wall, you can run them under the floor instead. This will prevent the pipes from freezing during the winter.
To avoid water pressure problems, you can supply the garage with a hose. It is also a good idea to install a water heater near the shower for a more efficient and economical hot water supply compared to installing an underground pipe from your main water heater going to the garage.
Set up the bathroom ventilation system
One of the common problems when installing a bathroom is humidity. You can opt for an air extractor. This unit will bring the humid air out of your garage while bringing the fresh air back inside your garage. You can easily install an air extractor on the walls of your garage. This device can be plugged in with simple electrical wiring.