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Remodeling  /  August 24, 2022

Why Add a New Bathroom to Your Home?

Benefits of adding a new bathroom

Making new additions and expansions to your home is a lengthy and potentially costly project that often involves tearing down walls and installing new plumbing and wiring. However, the new space may be well worth the time and resources you put into the project. There are many things to think about if you are considering a kitchen remodel, porch expansion, or bathroom renovation in Kelowna. Here are four reasons to add a new bathroom to your home. 

1. To Utilize Unused Space

Most people assume there is not enough space in their house as it is, especially not enough to add another room. However, look closely and you might be surprised. For example, maybe you have a closet that you do not use or have space in the hallway that could be made into a bathroom directly off a bedroom or the living room. Some mudrooms and laundry rooms could even be large enough to have an area closed off for another room. 

A washroom provides you and your guests much more functionality than a long hallway, unused closet, or other small space that gets little traffic. Even if you do not have enough room to install a full bathroom with a shower, a half-bath is still an excellent addition that provides convenience. 

2. To Provide Comfort to a Growing Family

Most people want their privacy in the bathroom, which is difficult to have when multiple people need to use one or two bathrooms in a house. By installing an additional washroom, you can help relieve stress among those who live together. This is especially true in the mornings if several people need to shower and brush their teeth before school or work.

Contact a handyman in Kelowna if you need additional living space due to either the arrival of new babies or older relatives moving into the home. Not feeling rushed and having your own washroom space greatly contributes to the comfort of each family member. 

3. To Boost the Value of Your Home

Generally, the more bedrooms and bathrooms your home has, the higher the price you can list the house for when it comes time to sell. With more rooms, your home becomes more attractive to a larger family who may be willing to pay more for a living space with an additional bathroom, even if the overall square footage of your house stays about the same. 

When people look to purchase a home, the newness and cleanliness of the bathroom are something that most will notice. Newer sinks, tubs, and toilets are generally regarded as cleaner than older ones, no matter how well you maintain and scrub. In addition, newer equipment tends to use less water, which is something that appeals to new homeowners concerned about the environment and their water bills.  

4. To Provide Additional Privacy

Even if you plan to stay in your home for a while, creating more spaces for privacy is never a bad thing. Having people knocking on the door while you are in the restroom, or even just knowing that you need to hurry because people are waiting on you, can feel like an invasion of privacy. 

It is also beneficial to have another washroom for guests to use. For example, if your only bathroom is in or next to a bedroom, having guests walking through can feel like an invasion of this private space. Moreover, when you only have one bathroom, chances are you keep medications and other items there that you wish not to be searched through.

Contact Handyman Connection if you are considering a bathroom addition or renovation.

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