UPDATE 4: Plumbing & Electrical
It’s time to rough in the plumbing and electrical for this whole house remodel in Minnetonka, MN.
Roughing in the plumbing and electrical means creating paths in the framing for the electrical cables, water supply, and drain pipes to run through, making all of the connections in the plans. No fixtures (like faucets and decorative light fixtures) are installed during this stage. The electrical and plumbing plans are created during the design phase before construction begins. The rough-in scope for this project includes the den, kitchen, living room, laundry area, walk-in closet, and primary bedroom with en suite bath.
Moving the Laundry Upstairs
The washer and dryer are moving upstairs, closer to the bedrooms and the new walk-in closet. To achieve this, new plumbing and electrical connections are made upstairs by tying into the existing plumbing from a lower floor. Moving the washer and dryer to the second story will make it easier for the family to do laundry.
Roughing-in the 2nd-floor En Suite Bath
Originally, there was a small powder room upstairs off of the family room. We demoed that small bath and sealed up a stairway to make room for a large bath and walk-in closet. The new ensuite bath will need plumbing for the free-standing tub, shower, vanity, and toilet. We’ll also rough in the electrical outlets and make the planned connections for decorative and functional lighting.