Aging in Place / October 16, 2020
We know that upgrading a half-bath to a larger bathroom can be very tempting. But, whether you’re trying to upgrade to three-quarters or a full bathroom, there’s a lot of things to consider. First, do you have space? Do you know what kind of plumbing system you have? Not to mention, is it worth the cost?
As you begin to consider this type of renovation, consider this first.
How many water fixtures do you have in your current bath? This is the first indicator of what type of bath you currently have.
Know that a full bathroom will have all four water fixtures present: shower, tub, sink, and toilet. On the other hand, a half bathroom would only have two, which is typically a sink and a toilet. If you happen to have three fixtures, you’re looking at a three-quarter bathroom.
First, know your space. Do you have enough space to expand on your existing bathroom in the correct way, or would the upgrade leave the bathroom feeling even more cluttered?
Lighting can drastically change how the bathroom looks and feels. If you have a bathroom without natural light, now’s your opportunity. Think about where you can add or enlarge windows.
A tub has different plumbing demands than a sink, so when upgrading, know if your system can handle this or if you need to reconsider. A shower may be the proper alternative.
While a new half bath may seem like the savior in your household, know that it will come at a cost. Consider the increase in utility bills and put that into budget before continuing.
Handyman Connection of West Omaha can help answer all of your questions about a half bath. As a professional remodeling company with years of experience, know that you can trust us! Call us today for a free estimate!