Add a Bathroom, Add Value

The number of bathrooms in your home has a lot to do with its value. Generally speaking, more bathrooms are better. If you are interested in adding a bathroom you should be aware of what goes into the process. Yes, it is a great idea and you will add value to your home. But at the same time you need to realize that this is a big undertaking.

The first thing to consider is space. Where are you going to add your new bathroom? Since every home is different there is more than one answer to this question. You may have the space to add a bathroom on the first or second floor of your home. Or maybe the only place for this is in your basement. If you are interested in adding a bathroom the first thing you must do is determine where it will be located.

Now that you know where you want to add your bathroom you have to think about how much work will go into adding plumbing. If your new bathroom will be on the other side of the wall from an existing one, things will be much easier on you and anybody you hire. Your plumber should be able to gain access to the existing pipes and use them in your new space. The placement of the pipes in your home may determine where you can and cannot add a bathroom.

What you include in your new bathroom is up to you. Do you just want a sink and toilet? Do you want to add a shower as well? A lot of these questions will be answered once you decide on a space, and of course, when you set a budget for the project.

When you add a bathroom you are adding value. Just make sure you are ready for a big job.