If your family has outgrown it’s one-bathroom house, you should consider a bathroom addition before you consider moving. Whether you’re a large family or just a couple of people, having a single bathroom to share with one or more people can be busy and even frustrating at times. General contractors in Edmonton and surrounding areas like Four Elements Construction can build a bathroom addition in your home that will improve everyone’s home life and your property value too.
Building inside your home’s footprint.
You can add a second bathroom to your home without adding onto your home’s original footprint. Bathroom additions can be accomplished by using the space you already have. You can use a storage area, or frame in a space for a bathroom in the basement, use part of a spare bedroom, den or even a walk-in closet, if you deem a second bathroom more valuable than than the closet space.
Reputable general contractors like Four Elements Construction can inspect your home and make a recommendation for a bathroom addition. They will know where the most cost-effective and efficient space to put in the bathroom is, based on existing plumbing, the main sewer lines, ventilation and the general flow of your home.
Building outside your home’s footprint.
If there’s absolutely no space for a bathroom inside your home (even in the basement), then you might have to consider a full addition. While this can be a major undertaking, a bathroom addition can still be a worth-while investment, especially if you’re planning on staying in your home for a long time. You and your family will enjoy the increased function, decreased traffic and stress during busy mornings and have a more relaxed home life overall.
If you’re concerned about the monetary return on investment with bathroom additions, you should know that you will add value to your home, but it will not recoup 100% of it’s cost at resale. Edmonton and area general contractors like Four Elements construction can build you a new bathroom that can recover nearly 60% of it’s cost at resale, according to this report. 60% isn’t a bad ROI, especially if you’re enjoying the luxury and convenience of your new bathroom for many years before you sell.
You should also consider that a home with two bathrooms will always be more attractive to buyers than a home with just one, further adding to the overall resale value of your home. In addition to your 60% ROI, there is value in a quick and painless sale.