Aspects To Consider With a Remodel
As the number of people in a household grows, the need for more space becomes an issue. One room in particular that tends to cause arguments over equal usage is the bathroom.
Remodeling an area to add a bathroom is a substantial project depending on the current structural design of the home, especially the plumbing. You have to get water to the room and the wastewater must drain to the existing city sewer or to an on-site septic system.
For an upstairs bathroom, if you can locate the new bath directly above the current one, it will simplify the plumbing. The plumber in the next article reiterates this fact:
This is most important for PVC drain lines, which have to sit lower than the bathroom fixtures so water will drain. If your home sits on a concrete slab, the plumber will have to cut into the concrete to run the new drain lines, then pour more concrete overtop. Cutting into a slab increases the cost.
This is especially important to consider if you have to run piping through the walls. “It’s best to install the bathroom where there is already plumbing,” Torrez says. “Lots of times there is already plumbing in the back of the house, and if you put a new bathroom in that area of the home, you can just run lines off the existing plumbing.”
There are some factors to look at when running plumbing to an upstairs room such as ensuring access to the traps in case there’s a leak or you need to unclog the drain.
Insulating around the pipes will help keep the noise to a minimum for the downstairs rooms. Making sure you are extra careful to secure the joints will prevent them from vibrating loose and leaking.
The next video highlights these important aspects:
If you have intentions of selling your Denver home, adding on an upstairs bathroom can make the difference between being under contract or having it remain on the market. Buyers tend to prefer that the number of bathrooms is equal to the number of bedrooms, so a second bath in a two-bedroom home can be a great selling point.
Cost of a Bathroom Addition
So what does it cost for a bathroom addition? Home Advisor answers that below:
Adding a bathroom can cost from $3,000.00 for a simple conversion of existing space to $25,000.00 for a new addition to your house. The national average for a 100-square-foot, spa-like bathroom is over $75,000.00, so watch your budget carefully.
A new bathroom adds value to any home, especially when there is only one to begin with. But how much you’ll recoup depends on the part of the country in which you live. In the west, you can expect an ROI of roughly 67 percent; in the east you might get around 47 percent.
The bonus to adding a bathroom to your home is that it doesn’t typically require a lot of space, especially a half bath. At bare minimum, you’ll need about a three-foot by six-foot and if you are handy, you can do a lot of the work yourself to save some money.