One of the most popular and rewarding home improvements a homeowner can make is to add a new bathroom to the house. This addition alone can recoup over 50% of the total cost of building the new bathroom in home value. However, creating a new bathroom in an existing house can be challenging. If you’ve been thinking about adding a new bathroom to your home, read on to learn everything you need to know.
Here are some of the most common challenges people face and how to overcome them to achieve the perfect bathroom addition.
Finding Enough Space
The first challenge is to consider where to put another bathroom. The smaller or older your home is, the more challenging it is to find the perfect space. Basements, garage spaces, and under a set of stairs are some popular innovative ideas.
Breaking Through Concrete
Depending on where you find the perfect space for your bathroom, you may have to cut through concrete to get the job started. This increases the risk of running into issues like dust and noise or cracks developing in the existing concrete.
Installing Plumbing and Drainage
Installing plumbing and drainage is another significant challenge when it comes to adding a new bathroom to the home. This part of the process can involve cutting into more concrete or opening walls. Traditional approaches to installing plumbing and drainage can be costly and inconvenient.
Ensuring Adequate Water Supply
Ensuring an adequate hot and cold-water supply is another common challenge. Assess the condition of existing plumbing in the house and the capacity of any existing heaters. Make sure existing pipes are inspected by a professional.
Building a nice bathroom while keeping costs to a minimum is a huge challenge, but anything is possible. Read on to learn some of the most affordable ways to complete this project on a budget.
Build Off Another Room
Take a living room, bedroom, or kitchen and build the bathroom along an interior wall or onto an exterior wall. You can also revamp the master bedroom by creating a bathroom in it or just outside of it. Use a smaller bedroom next to the master bedroom or adjacent closet space for the job.
Affordable Floors and Fixtures
No matter where the new bathroom is being built, one of the best ways to save money is to be cost-efficient in choosing the floors and fixtures for it. Choose cost-effective floors, cabinets, and doors, and place them strategically close to water and waste lines to lower construction and plumbing costs.
And more than anything else, make sure to use cautions while working, so you do not cause potentially expensive structural damage to your home. If you want to avoid the mess and all the potential issues that come along with a DIY job, you can hire professionals to get the job done for you.