Benefits of Installing a Bathroom in Your BasementJune 2nd, 2013
The two best reasons to install a bathroom in your basement: convenience and added value. You can add a partial bathroom consisting of a sink and toilet, or a full bathroom consisting of sink, toilet, and shower/tub. Adding a partial bathroom is a more budget friendly option and will still add value to your home, but a full bathroom would add even more value to a home.
If you use your basement often, either for entertaining or simple family use, then you know it’s an inconvenience to go upstairs every time nature calls. If you have young children or are elderly, then this inconvenience is even greater. Installing a partial bath in your basement can really be a nice feature for you and your guests. Installing a full bathroom can give your basement more potential as a living space for overnight guests. Either way, a bathroom in the basement can be a major selling point should you ever decide to sell your home in the future and added value for your family while you are living there.
You can install a bathroom on a budget by using less expensive materials that will still look really nice and give you a quality bathroom. For example, the flooring can go from a budget friendly vinyl tile, to a more expensive natural stone tile. They make vinyl tiles that look like natural stone and they are very easy to install yourself. Vinyl tiles will not feel as cold as natural stone, especially in the basement. Also, if your basement is prone to flooding, then a vinyl tile is a smart choice. Most local home repair stores sell vanity/sink combinations that are very easy on the wallet, while still being very easy on the eyes. They come in all different styles from modern to antique and everything in between. You can easily find one that matches the décor of your home and still stay within your budget.
If you have been thinking about installing a bathroom in your basement, it’s worth the call the your plumber. You and your family will be very happy and you will be able to thoroughly enjoy the living space in the basement.