Do you always seem to be waiting in line for the bathroom in your own home? We get it, we really do! That is why we often recommend the addition of a bathroom in the basement. The basement is a perfect place for an additional bathroom because this space is also where some people have their family room, office, or guest room. In other words, the basement gets used a lot and it just makes sense to have a bathroom on that level.
If all this sounds like your home, then you will want to pay attention to a few things as you are considering adding a bathroom to your basement space. The first thing that you will need to consider is what type of bathroom you plan to construct. Your choices will include:
- A bathroom with only a toilet and a sink
- A bathroom with a toilet, sink, and a stand-alone shower
- A full bathroom with a toilet, sink, and a shower and tub combination
There is no wrong answer to the above question, but many people go with the first option unless they really need an additional shower or tub. As soon as that decision is made, it is time to look into any building restrictions or zoning ordinances that could affect your project.
Once that is done, give us a call so we can help you decide on the location of your new bathroom. Ideally, it should be below an existing bathroom, because it will make it easier to access the plumbing lines. That location would also mean that the project would not cost as much as it would if you were to need to run additional plumbing and electrical.
While it would seem like everything is going in the right direction for your new bathroom at this point, you are not quite far enough to breathe easy yet. There are still drainage issues to potentially conquer in this area of your home.
Your contractor will need to check out the size of your existing pipes to see if they are large enough for the additional bathroom. The other drainage issue is the plumbing depth in your basement. This depth is not always deep enough, so you may be facing a little excavation prior to the work beginning on your new bathroom.
After all this has been taken care of, you can begin to tackle the fun parts of adding a bathroom. This will include choosing a sink, toilet, vanity, light fixtures, flooring, and paint.
Basement Remodeling in Newington
The entire process of adding a new bathroom in your basement may seem overwhelming, but in the end, it will be all worthwhile. Especially, if you no longer need to wait in line to use this popular room in your house! Call us at 860-667-8105 if you’re in Newington or the surrounding areas and would like to discuss remodeling your finished basement.