Plumbing is integral to our home and our lives. Without the convenience of indoor plumbing, many of us would feel like we were in the dark ages. However, most people think of only a few installations when they think of their plumbing. Sinks and showers and baths are givens, but what other ways could you make your life easier (or better) by expanding your home’s plumbing horizons?

Utility Sink

If you have a workshop, art room, or even a kids’ playroom, you may consider adding a utility sink to make life a little easier. Utility sinks can come in a variety of sizes so you can choose the one that works best for your needs. Another excellent place for a utility sink is your laundry room. If you need to hand wash clothes or pretreat them for stains, a sink can save you a lot of time and hassle.

Mud Shower

Depending on where you live, mud can be a real problem. Add kids, dogs and visitors and your home can turn into a mess quicker than you can imagine. Why fight with a pile of muddy shoes at the door and dirty tracks all over your house when you can install a simple mud shower or sink to stop the problem right at your door. Mud showers can be installed in mudrooms, entryways, garages, or anywhere the makes sense for you and your home.

Pet Bath

Speaking of muddy pets, why not install a pet shower for your furry friend? If your four-legged companions are making a mess out of your home, or if they just need regular grooming, you can make your life so much easier if they have a bath or shower of their own. Let’s be honest, you love your pets, but do you really love sharing a bathtub with them? Keeping it separate is not only convenient, but it is cleaner and safe for you and your family.

Outdoor Tubs or Showers

Hot tubs aren’t the only way to get your soak on outdoors. It is becoming increasingly popular these days to install an outdoor tub so you can enjoy a great soak and the great outdoors at the same time. It’s an excellent way to avoid all the chemicals and maintenance that are involved with hot tubs, while still being able to enjoy the best of both worlds. If you do have a hot tub, perhaps an outdoor shower might be a better fit. It allows to rinse off before and after your soak, keeping things clean and healthy.


Bidets are far more common in countries outside the US, but they are rising in popularity state-side, especially among the eco-conscious. Bidets can help cut down on toilet paper waste and manufacturing making an overall positive impact on the environment. In addition, if you have someone who is mobility impaired, a bidet can be an easier way for them to comfortably manage their bathroom hygiene. There are full bidet toilets that can be installed by a professional, as well as bidet attachments that can be added to your current toilet.

Plumbing is designed to make your life easier, so why limit its abilities to just the basics? A different or unique plumbing installation might be exactly what you and your home needs. No need to limit your choices to just these ideas either. Think outside the box and create a plumbing solution that can make your everyday life, just a little greater. In addition, many of these can be considered home improvements and add value to your home. Call Knight Plumbing today and let us help you bring your dreams to life!

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