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Things to Consider When Adding a Basement Bathroom

Things to Consider When Adding a Basement Bathroom

There are numerous reasons to add a basement bathroom to your existing basement.  For one, extra bathrooms seriously improve the value of your home.  Plus, a bathroom on every floor is convenient for users and a basement bathroom helps to make the space more independent. However, before going ahead and adding this to your upcoming basement finishing project, make sure all the factors involved with planning have been taken into account.

There are a lot of concerns that come hand-in-hand with adding a bathroom basement to your project’s scope.  So it’s time to plan ahead if you want your project to go as smoothly as possible.

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Plumbing and Electrical Issues

Does your basement already have the necessary plumbing and electrical setup to support a bathroom? If not, then you or the contractor you hire will need to do a lot of work making sure everything is in order. Even if you already have the systems in place, they will need to be converted for use. This is especially important for plumbing as basements have a danger of leaks going unnoticed. It is essential to have an efficient and well-set-up set of pipes.  So, if they aren’t already there, it is important to make sure a professional is involved as things will now be a bit more technical.


Consider the layout you want before making your final decision on whether or not to move forward with your new basement bathroom. Even if there is no concern right now for anyone with accessibility issues, you want your bathroom to remain usable for the life of your home.  Another accessibility factor to consider is the end use of your project.  This is crucial as there should be a cohesive flow from the rest of your home to the basement.

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Hiring Help vs DIY

Let’s get down to the classic question of whether this home improvement is a good DIY project or not.

DIY can be a cheaper option for adding a bathroom into your existing basement. If you have the necessary know-how, this is a great avenue to pursue to get everything done.

However, every homeowners needs to acknowledge that some things are just better left to the professionals.  This is important to think about with a project of this size since a lot could go wrong. The last thing you want is to cause hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in damages from a DIY project gone wrong. Hiring someone can bring you peace of mind since you can be certain that you aren’t going to have a huge mess on your hands a few months down the line.

If you do decide to hire help, go ahead and learn more about our bathroom remodeling services.  If nothing else, HTP Builders is happy to help guide you through any questions you might have.

Bathroom Remodeling Pricing Guide

If you are serious about making the dream of adding a new basement bathroom to your home, check out the Buyer’s Guide.  It contains a complete pricing guide and other extremely valuable information.

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