One of the most popular home renovations is bathroom additions. Sometimes this is not surprising, especially if you know that bathroom additions can increase the resale value of your home. Additionally, if you will decide to sell your house in the future, then you can expect to receive a 50% return on the money you spent in the additional bathroom!
The scope of this room addition project will be determined based on the cost and time spent on completing this.
Where Should the New Bathroom Be Added?
You should know that the new bathroom cannot be added wherever you want to. However, there are a lot of options for you. But before you make a decision, there are two important things that you need to consider:
The best location for your bathroom is near the water, main drain, and water lines. In this way, the water drainage is guaranteed, the waste is properly disposed of, and you will always have an abundant supply of water, whether it is hot or cold. Additionally, this can save you from an extensive plumbing work, drilling holes on the walls or slicing the concrete slabs so new pipes can be installed.
If the space that you choose for your new bathroom does not have a window or a ventilation system, then it is recommended that you should install a ducted fan. If you want to put your additional bathroom in the attic area, then having a skylight window would be great.
Proper ventilation is required to avoid any mold from developing due to moisture and, of course, to get rid of the smell. Keeping this in mind, here are the best places in your house that are ideal for placing the additional bathroom.
As an Addition to The Bedroom
A bathroom can be added to your bedroom; however, this will depend on the size of your bedroom. You can either place a bathtub or just a walk-in shower.
Even if your space for the bathroom is only 30 square feet, it is still possible that you can install a toilet, a sink, and a pedestal. You have a variety of options when it comes to renovating small bathrooms, but the first thing that you have to think about is its functionality.
There are areas in our homes that seem to be good for nothing, probably because it has a low ceiling. Usually, these places are located under eaves. So if you want to turn this space into a bathroom with a shower, then always ensure that there is sufficient headroom. Perhaps a height of six feet six is just enough.
One of the best options for an additional bathroom is a spacious linen closet. But how about the storage space? Most homeowners are getting worried about the lack of storage space that they have to face if they are going to convert their linen closet into a spare bathroom. However, this is not actually an issue since you can simply install floating vanities for storing all the linens neatly. Now, you have a new bathroom with functional storage!
The space under the staircase can also be a great place for your extra bathroom. However, there might not be enough space for a shower. But who knows! Regardless, a sink and a toilet should probably fit comfortably.
Although this is not an appealing option, it is still a great idea. The problem is you will have to break some concrete here to make sure that your extra bathroom has appropriate drainage and can connect to the sewage. The downside is breaking the concrete slab might weaken the foundation of your house and leaks might occur. However, this is still possible if you can find the right contractor.
Even though there are some people who do not like the idea of having their toilet near the laundry, this is also a great option that you can consider. If you really want to enhance the functionality of your home by having an additional bathroom, then go for it.
Do you have an empty space at the end of your hallway? Since it has been unused then why don’t you transform it into a small yet practical bathroom? Apparently, you won’t be able to install a bathtub here, but a shower would be more appropriate. The best thing about this area is that they already have a window, so you won’t have any problem with ventilation.
Midtown Builders Group, LLC can provide you some expert advice when it comes to room additions. We are experienced in blending practicality with creativity. We can help you design your additional bathroom to improve the functionality of your home. Contact us today at 706-457-0012 or send us a message at Jcainmbg@gmail.com.