If you’re planning to build a new home, a lot of factors are going to have to be considered and a lot of decisions will need to be made. From the overall layout and design to the internal systems that keep things running, there are certainly plenty of things to think about and plan for. While all of the components are vital, there’s one element that some might argue is more important than all the rest: plumbing. Indoor plumbing is one of the first elements that delineated rudimentary housing from modern housing. A man by the name of Isaiah Rogers popularized the first water closets in the 1840s, and their popularity took off; not only because of the convenience they offered but also because of the increased sanitation that they provided. Ever since then, toilets, sinks, showers, washing machines, and dishwashers have become essentials in housing. Today, we rely on running water daily. From doing the dishes to using the restroom, it’s safe to say that without indoor plumbing, life would be pretty inconvenient. Now that you’ve had a little history lesson on the importance of plumbing, let’s take a look at the cost and installation of plumbing for new construction so that you can plan accordingly for this all-important feature of your home.