Having enough bathrooms in your home can make the difference between waiting in line to use the restroom and having easy access any time of day. Some model homes come with only one bathroom, while others may come with a full and half bath restroom. In situations like this, you may want to add on a bathroom. In this case, you will need to find a reputable home remodeling contractor.
Implementing a brand new bathroom into your floor plan can also benefit any stay over guests you have in the future.
The Cost of a Bathroom Addition
There are many factors associated with the potential expenses attached to building a new bathroom. It’s important to shop around for a room addition contractor in your area that is experienced and within your budget. Typically, building a bathroom from scratch can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $25,000, give or take.
The materials you use, the hourly or project rate of the contractor, as well as the size of the bathroom will all play important roles in the final cost. The remodeling contractor you hire for your home can help you create a budget for everything.
Deciding Where to Place the Bathroom
Room additions are a bit trickier than typical interior and outdoor remodeling projects that don’t require knocking down walls. You need to have sufficient space to allow the new construction of a bathroom in your home. There are likely several places throughout your property where you can fit your bathroom addition and the contractor you hire should be able to help you with this decision. Here is a quick look at some of those areas:
- In the hallway: This can be in middle of the hall or all the way at the end. Think about who will be using the bathroom and where their rooms are located. You want it so that people can get to and from the bathroom easily during the night.
- Closets: Some bedrooms have large closets that can be easily transformed into a bathroom. Closets that are at least 4 feet by 4 feet should be considered.
- Bedroom: Some homeowners choose to add a bathroom in each of the bedrooms throughout their home. Larger bedrooms can accommodate a bathroom addition with no problem.
Other parts of the home you may want to consider include the garage and laundry room. Once you get started working with the home remodeling contractor you hired, you will be able to determine the parts of your home that are efficient for a new bathroom.