Work with existing plumbing.
Placing this shower beside the plumbing shaft made room for a freestanding sink in the small bathroom. New plumbing was added in the laundry room, and the HVAC ducts were raised into the ceiling joists to allow for as much headroom as possible.
If you want to run additional plumbing to add a bathroom, or move the location of an existing bathroom, HGTV host Mike Holmes warns that it can be both costly and complicated. "It involves breaking up the concrete floor to install pipes and a connecting drain and making sure the plumbing is properly vented. This requires a plumbing and electrical permit, as well as qualified tradespeople."