Many homeowners put off a home bathroom addition as they fear the process being too challenging or causing a major inconvenience. However, a bathroom addition does not have to be a difficult process.
By properly planning ahead of time, you can meet your goals in a timely manner and within a reasonable budget. This review discusses the steps you should take to add a bathroom in your home.
Why Should I Consider Adding A Bathroom To My Home?
A bathroom addition is a great way to increase your home’s overall value while making your home more comfortable to live in and solving the issue of an overcrowded home. A bathroom addition may be beneficial if your family is growing or if relatives are moving into your home. For example, you may need a bathroom addition as a part of an in-law suite if your elder relatives are moving in to receive the care they need as they grow older.
How Much Does A Bathroom Addition Cost?
A home bathroom addition can range in cost depending on the size of the bathroom, specific installations needed and the location of the home addition. For example, adding onto your home to build the bathroom would cost more than transforming part of your hallway into a bathroom space. On average, a bathroom addition to an existing space is approximately $15,000.
A new bathroom addition typically costs around $35,000, although prices for both can range widely. While it may initially seem costly, many homeowners see a significant return on their investment in added appraised and eventual resale value created by the extra bathroom.
The Simple Way To Add a Bathroom in Your Home
The three steps you should follow when adding a bathroom to your home include choosing the right location for the bathroom addition, properly planning your bathroom addition in detail and finding the right contractor to work with.
Choosing The Right Location For Your Home Bathroom
The first step in the process of adding a bathroom in your home is choosing the right location for the new bathroom. There are two options the homeowner must decide between — build a new bathroom onto your existing home or transform an existing space inside your home into a bathroom.
If you do not have any available space, then you may need to build a new bathroom, which often creates more value for your home as it adds square footage.
However, it is more cost-efficient to transform space inside your home into a bathroom. Many homeowners actually have far more space than they initially anticipate to add a bathroom. Common locations for a bathroom addition include:
The size of the bathroom you desire may affect your decision. For example, it may be more convenient to transform hallway space or a closet into a bathroom if you only need a small full bathroom or half bath. For a master bath, it may be best to transform a bedroom or use extra garage or basement space.
Carefully Plan Your Bathroom Addition In Detail Before Beginning
After you decide on the ideal location for your bathroom addition, you can begin planning. This is a crucial step in the process as it is often difficult to make changes after the fact, especially with more structural components such as plumbing and electrical.
You should also know what you want your bathroom to look like before you begin. You can search on websites such as Pinterest for inspiration or consult with an interior designer or bathroom renovation contractor. Also, by strategically placing fixtures and bathroom appliances you might save money on installation costs. Of course, a bathroom remodeling contractor can help you properly plan for the most cost-efficient installation possible (see below).
Work With An Experienced Bathroom Remodeling Contractor
You can handle a lot of the planning (especially design-related decisions) on your own. However, it is strongly encouraged to consult with a bathroom remodeling contractor before beginning any construction. They can reveal any potential concerns with the planning and help prevent crucial mistakes throughout the process.
By working with an experienced bathroom remodeling contractor, you can also ensure that your project is completed in a timely manner and with as little wasted cost as possible. Otherwise, the bathroom addition process can quickly become overwhelming and lead to a multitude of setbacks along the way.
Contact Monumental Contractors To Start Your Bathroom Addition
If you are interested in transforming your home with a bathroom addition, then contact Monumental Contractors today. We can help you decide on the right location and design for your home addition according to your goals and preferences. We can also provide a quote and timeline estimate based on the bathroom addition needs. So why wait? Contact us today to get started with your bathroom addition.