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A New Bathroom Addition: What You Need to Know

Maybe you have a growing family. Maybe you’ve always wanted an en suite. Maybe your design dreams for a bathroom remodel don’t fit within your current square footage. There are plenty of reasons to add a new bathroom addition in your home. Or, depending on your budget and goals, bumping out your current bathroom space could also be a great alternative to consider. You’ve started to fill out your bathroom remodel checklist, but here are a couple of main factors to keep in mind as you determine your next steps for greater bathroom space!

Here’s what you need to know for your bathroom addition!

 

Location

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When adding a new bathroom to your home, all underutilized spaces in the home should be considered. Of course, proximity to water and waste lines is very important and could make or break your plans. Adding a bathroom on the first floor of your home presents fewer challenges, but that doesn’t mean a second floor bathroom is impossible. However, the cost to add a bathroom will be highly dependent on plumbing needs. You’ll also need to ensure that installing an exhaust fan is possible. After those two hurdles are tackled, then you’ll want to consider other location-based features such as a window that allows for natural light or the added privacy of hallway placement as opposed to a guest bathroom directly adjacent to a main room in the home.

A less often thought about space that could be the perfect spot for a guest bathroom is right under your staircase. Or perhaps you spend a lot of time in your garage? A half bathroom addition to your garage could elevate that space into the perfect man cave. Don’t be afraid to get creative while you’re brainstorming and look closely for those hidden nooks around your house in order to make the most of your space!

Size

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A little goes a long way when it comes to bathroom space. If your current master bathroom is in a great location but is too small to fit the bathtub you’ve always wanted, a bump-out remodel that adds just a few extra square feet may be the right solution for you. Not only does this additional space improve the overall flow and design of your bathroom, it can help increase your home’s value. Plus, you’ll be saving costs by not needing to install heating and cooling and minimizing the exterior changes to your home.

Also called micro-additions, these remodels can be just what you need to complete your vision for the perfect bathroom. While the exterior changes to your home are small, they can add a visually interesting change in the overall aesthetic of your home—providing added dimension and changing the topography of your siding. A window bump-out can offer greater space inside while also giving you the bay windows you’ve always wanted, allowing more natural light into your home.

Final Thoughts
Don’t feel discouraged by your current square footage limitations. Your dream bathroom is possible! Our team at All Star Construction, Inc will help you understand all of the bathroom remodeling options available to you, and determine the best way to bring your vision to life. Call 281-847-0294 today.

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