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Bathroom Renos Continue to Top Lists

86601HHome renovations continue to be important investments for Canadians, According to a recent report by Scotiabank, Canadians spent over $53 billion on home improvements in 2015, and this trend is likely to continue.

For homeowners considering renovations this year, adding value is a common concern.  Bathroom, along with kitchen renovations, top the list of the most valuable projects with an expected return of five to six times the cost, according to Genworth Canada.

Upflush toilet systems, like those offered by Saniflo, are great options for homeowners looking to maximize their return on a bathroom addition because of their comparatively low installation costs. These systems can be quickly installed on top of any finished surface and do not require a rough in. This allows homeowners to install a half or full bathroom for a fraction of the cost, wherever it is most convenient, whether it is in a basement, attic or garage, under the stairs or inside a newly remodelled space.

These systems process water through the back of the toilet instead of under the concrete. Toilet paper and waste is broken down using a rotating blade, so it can be pumped away through a 3/4 to 1-inch pipe to a connecting drain stack. The advantage of using a small-diameter pipe is that that drain lines can be installed without breaking walls and concrete, which reduces renovation mess and installation time.

More information on upflush toilet systems is available online at or toll-free at 1-800-363-5874.

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