UPDATE 3: Electrical, Plumbing, & HVAC
It’s time to rough-in the plumbing and electrical and install the HVAC for this Minneapolis Attic remodel. The plan includes roughing-in the spa-like Bath that features a unique shower configuration and a soaking tub.
Adding Electrical, Plumbing, & HVAC To This Minneapolis Attic
To rough-in the plumbing and electrical, we create pathways in the framing for the electrical cables, water supply, and drain pipes to run through. Once the paths are created, all of the planned connections are made. At this stage, no fixtures (like faucets and decorative lights) are installed yet. Plumbing will be routed to the Attic from the second-floor below. Because of the home’s roofline created by the dormers, building Bathroom ceiling heights to code in the Attic poses a challenge. To address this, we designed a creative bathroom layout incorporating a column for the shower head with glass on either side to create an enclosure. Because the roof cavity is filled with spray foam, we are roughing in electrical for decorative fixtures in the main spaces instead of recessed lighting. LED strip lights will be installed in the closet.
Installing The Attic’s New HVAC System
Installing a new high-velocity HVAC unit that will cool the Attic & second floor. We want to keep high ceilings in as much of the Attic space as possible, so it is challenging to run the ductwork to all the needed areas and keep the ceiling height. The ducting will be installed around the Attic perimeter, hidden in built-in under window seating and storage areas with touch-to-open flush panel doors with hidden hinges and latches.