To meet the growing needs of your family – perhaps you have many small children, your grown children have come back home to roost, or you need to accommodate your in-laws who have decided to move in – you may find yourself considering adding a bathroom. A bathroom is a valuable addition to any home, as it brings a decent ROI, adds value to your property, and brings comfort and convenience to family members.
That said, you may not have the space to add a full bathroom or to put on an addition that would make way for a new bathroom. In those cases, you have to get pretty creative in adding a second (or third or fourth) bathroom in tight spaces. Making use of the room you have in your home already isn’t so difficult.
Most bathroom remodeling contractors in Boston will agree that a second bathroom can be squeezed into just about any house. In fact, bath fixtures fit inside less space than you may think. An area 3’x5’ can handle a sink and toilet; 3’x8’ feet is enough for a shower as well, and with 25 square feet, you can fit a complete – albeit somewhat cramped – shower bathroom that can keep the cost of adding an extra bathroom quite low.
Check out these seven places where you can put an extra bathroom.
The untraveled end of your hallway, even better if it has a window, can contain as much as 30 to 40 square feet, which is sufficient space to add a bathroom.
2. Closets Back-to-Back
When they are opened up, adjoining closets can measure as much as 4’x4’, enough to add a small bathroom.
3. First-Floor Laundry
Streamline your laundry room with a modern stackable washer and dryer combo so you can reclaim the rest of the space to add a half bath.
4. Existing Bath
A standard sink, toilet and tub require a minimum of 5’x6’. If you have a large bathroom right now, you can split it up into two just by relocating the fixtures.
5. Under a Staircase
A sink and toilet will fit fairly well under the stairs. You should check the headroom, though, before you add a bathroom in this tight space.
If you add a bathroom to a large bedroom (think: master), you can reclaim a three-foot slice from one side. Install a toilet at one end, a shower stall at the other and a sink opposite the partition door.
An oversized walk-in bedroom closet or linen closet would make an ideal space for a half-bath with very few structural changes.
Contact AD Construction
Our bathroom remodeling contractors in Boston know how to fit (legally and properly!) a bathroom in many spare areas of your home. In fact, we have been designing, building and renovating bathrooms since 1980. If you have any questions or want a free quote, contact us at 877-345-BUILD.
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