Enhance Your Home & Increase its Value with a Bathroom in the Basement
Connecticut Basement Bathroom Renovations
Bathrooms can turn into bottlenecks in some homes, especially when entertaining for an event or overnight guests. The line waiting for a bathroom has the potential to look like rush-hour on the freeway.
If you are renovating your basement, adding a bathroom might be worth considering for a few reasons. It is also worth noting that a bathroom installation will increase the cost of your basement renovation, but many homeowners feel the advantages outweigh the extra expense. A bathroom will enhance your basement as a comfortable living space where your family and guests can relax and spend quality time. The main benefit of a basement bathroom is the convenience of not having to go upstairs to use the restroom or access running water. Also, an extra bathroom comes in handy when you are hosting an event at your house or just overnight guests.
A basement professionally finished with a bathroom will also be a big plus if you decide to sell your home and buyers will expect to pay a higher price for the extra convenience. Once you’ve installed plumbing for a basement bathroom, it opens up further possibilities, such as a wet bar.
What To Consider When Planning A Basement Bathroom
There are a few factors you’ll need to take into account before putting a bathroom in the basement. Safety and health issues are of the utmost importance to address before you get started on your renovation process. Then, you can take your time designing the layout and picking out your finishing touches. Consulting with a professional renovation team before you begin can help you make all your decisions. This will add the highest value to your home.
- Town Building Codes– The building codes vary for each town in Connecticut, so you will want to know what is and isn’t permitted before you get far along in the planning process. A good contractor or architect can help you sort through this and avoid any issues.
- Moisture– The first issue you need to investigate in any basement renovation is moisture. If there is a current leak or condensation problem, you’ll want to have it fixed before the work begins. Just remember, there is a difference between dealing with standing water and moisture coming through a crack or seam in your foundation versus humidity or damp air in the basement. Be sure to talk to your contractor to get guidance and options.
- Lighting and Wiring– You’ll want to have lighting ideas in mind when you design your bathroom addition. Finding the right balance is preferable to avoid too dim or too harsh on a lighting scale.
- Plumbing– Your new bathroom will need a sink, toilet, and possibly a shower or bathtub. Think about how this bathroom will be used and maybe a powder room is more than sufficient. But, if you are installing a home-gym, maybe you want to consider a show as well?. Plumbing can increase your costs if there are no previous rough-ins in the space.
- Ventilation– Bathrooms need proper ventilation if you have a shower and possibly, in general, depending on the layout of the basement. Achieving this in a basement is not impossible, but it can prove a challenge for those inexperienced in basement renovations.
Locating a Team With Installation Experience with Basement Bathrooms
Asking friends and family members for recommendations for a quick internet search can yield a lot of results for local basement renovation teams. You can use an internet browser, like Google, or social media or Angie’s List to find and compare several companies near you. Read through several of the ratings and reviews that previous customers have left for several contractors to find the one that will give you the best value. Be sure to look for licensed and insured companies to protect your investment
Once you’ve found the company to contact, you should prepare a few things before you reach out. Have your rough idea of your plan on hand to go over with the professionals. Be prepared that what you envision for your space may change according to the codes and standards that must be followed.
The Better Built Basements Difference
What is different about Better Built Basements? We give you the plans that include show all the wall locations, the type of ceilings, window locations, and show the layout of the unfinished space and the space to be finished. Also, other than a plumber (which may not be needed for your project), everyone who works on your project will be a Better Built Basement employee. We don’t use sub-contractors for any of the projects we undertake.
Better Built Basements is a professional basement conversion business in Berlin, Connecticut area. You can contact us by calling (860) 829-8587. Our social media pages offer basement renovation ideas, news, and offerings particular to our company.
We always have free estimates available for updating your basement to help make the remodeling process simple as can be.