What’s next: When working with Instant Plumbing and Rooter to complete a bathroom remodel?

Serving Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, and more of AZ with professional plumbing services since 2001

You’ve decided to remodel your bathroom, now what? You’ve spoken to the tile contractor, GC or Designer, and they’ve referred you to contact Instant Plumbing and Rooter. First off, thank you so much for considering us for your plumbing project! We look forward to working with you and getting to know what your vision is for your completed space.

Since there are so many different finishes, styles and types of fixtures available, we ask our clients to supply these items. Whether you are changing a tub/shower combo and replacing it with a tub with tile surround, or taking your master bath that has a soaking tub with a smaller shower and converting that to a big walk-in shower (eliminating the tub all together), we can help with all of your plumbing needs. We recommend doing some research online to get an idea on the style and finish you like to complete your bathroom remodel. Maybe a brushed nickel finish or the new black matte finish, or maybe you want some extra bling and go with gold or chrome? Next is style, there are traditional faucet fixtures or more modern or contemporary options available. No matter which option you choose, your new bathroom will be a beautiful retreat for you to relax in. On the plumbing side of things for 1 bathroom, this would be completed in 2 visits. We would schedule the rough-in visit, which is all the plumbing behind the walls. After tile has been completed and grouted, we would come back out and install all the trim fixtures, which are the handles and finish plumbing fixtures to complete your space.

Now, time to get into the nitty gritty on what items you will need to complete the plumbing portion for your bathroom remodel. There are multiple plumbing supply stores in the Valley. The 3 most common (not including the big box stores) are Hughes Plumbing Supply, Central Arizona Supply and Ferguson Plumbing Supply. We require that all fixtures be on site for the rough-in plumbing visit. This is required so we can ensure measurements and layout will line up or fit correctly before any finish work is completed.

Let’s start with the most common Hall/Guest Bathroom fixtures: Tub with shower, no additional fixtures being added to the tub/shower.

  • Skirted Bathtub
  • Waste and overflow with trim
  • Tub/shower valve with trim (copper connection)
  • Shower neck with escutcheon
  • Shower head
  • If you are also changing out the toilet and vanity cabinet with new counter:
  • Toilet
  • Vanity faucet(s)

Hall/Guest Bathroom fixtures with separate handheld: Tub with shower, with a handheld.

  • Skirted Bathtub
  • Waste and overflow with trim
  • Tub/shower valve with a diverter (6 way, either integrated or separate from valve) with trim (copper connection)
  • Handheld
  • Handheld supply elbow
  • Slide bar
  • Shower neck with escutcheon
  • Shower head
  •  

If you are also changing out the toilet and vanity cabinet with new counter:

  • Toilet
  • Vanity faucet(s)

Hall/Guest Bathroom fixtures: Shower only, no tub: Shower only, no additional fixtures being added to the shower.

  • Shower valve with trim (copper connection)
  • Shower neck with escutcheon
  • Shower head
  • Shower drain trim

 

If you are also changing out the toilet and vanity cabinet with new counter:

  • Toilet
  • Vanity faucet(s)

Master/Primary Bathroom Fixtures: Separate tub and shower, no handheld or body sprays.

  • Freestanding or skirted bath tub
  • Waste and overflow with trim (if applicable) or drain trim and tailpiece (no overflow freestanding tub)
  • Bathtub faucet valve and trim (copper connection) or tub filler
  • Shower valve with trim (copper connection)
  • Shower neck with escutcheon
  • Shower head
  • Shower drain trim
If you are also changing out the toilet and vanity cabinet with new counter:
  • Toilet
  • Vanity faucet(s)

Master/Primary Bathroom Fixtures: Separate tub and shower, with handheld and body sprays.

  • Freestanding or skirted bath tub
  • Waste and overflow with trim (if applicable) or drain trim and tailpiece (no overflow freestanding tub)
  • Bathtub faucet valve and trim (copper connection) or tub filler
  • Tub/shower valve with a diverter (6 way, either integrated or separate from valve) with trim (copper connection)
  • Shower neck with escutcheon
  • Shower head
  • Body sprays
  • Shower drain trim

  • If you are also changing out the toilet and vanity cabinet with new counter:


  • Toilet
  • Vanity faucet(s)

Master/Primary Bathroom Fixtures: Separate tub and shower, with handheld and body sprays.

  • Freestanding or skirted bath tub
  • Waste and overflow with trim (if applicable) or drain trim and tailpiece (no overflow freestanding tub)
  • Bathtub faucet valve and trim (copper connection) or tub filler
  • Shower valve with a diverter (3 way, either integrated or separate from valve) with trim (copper connection)
  • Handheld
  • Handheld supply elbow
  • Slide bar
  • Shower neck with escutcheon
  • Shower head
  • Shower drain trim

  • If you are also changing out the toilet and vanity cabinet with new counter:

  • Toilet
  • Vanity faucet(s)

Master/Primary Bathroom Fixtures: Separate tub and shower, eliminating tub and extending size of shower, 1 shower head, no handheld.

  • Shower valve with trim (copper connection)
  • Shower neck with escutcheon
  • Shower head
  • Shower drain trim

  • If you are also changing out the toilet and vanity cabinet with new counter:

  • Toilet
  • Vanity faucet(s)

Master/Primary Bathroom Fixtures: Separate tub and shower, eliminating tub and extending size of shower, shower head and handheld.

    • Shower valve with a diverter (3 way, either integrated or separate from valve) with trim (copper connection)
    • Handheld
    • Handheld supply elbow
    • Slide bar
    • Shower neck with escutcheon
    • Shower head
    • Shower drain trim


If you are also changing out the toilet and vanity cabinet with new counter:


  • Toilet
  • Vanity faucet(s)

If after reviewing this document, you did not find the configuration for your bathroom remodel project, please contact our office at 480-353-7267 and we’d be happy to review this information with you!

About Us

Instant Plumbing and Rooter LLC is a family-owned and operated plumbing business in Phoenix, AZ. We’re a family of reliable professionals that use the latest techniques for dependable plumbing services. Since 2001, we have been taking care of our community’s plumbing needs promptly and professionally.

Through our work, we aim to change the perception of plumbers in our community. Our goal is to make homeowners like you more informed, as well as show others that being a plumber is not just about unclogging toilets.

A plumber brings hygiene, sanitation, and comfort to everyone, and that’s what we’re here to help you with.

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