Can I Add a Bathroom Anywhere in My Home?

December 28, 2020

Bathroom additions in Oklahoma City, OK can add tremendous value and utility to your home. Of course, adding any completely new room can be a challenge, but this is especially the case when it requires the level of infrastructure (plumbing and electrical) you find in a standard bathroom.

One of the most common questions we get from our clients is whether or not they can add a bathroom in any location they choose in their home. In some cases, you might not need to make a new addition to your home in terms of adding square footage—you might be able to repurpose an existing space.

Here are a few common spots that may be able to be redesigned into a bathroom space to save you some money that you’d otherwise spend on a new addition:

  • Closets: If you’re willing to lose some closet space, you may be able to convert a large walk-in closet into a bathroom. If you wish to have a half bathroom, 25 square feet of space should give you enough room to fit the shower, toilet and sink. The drawback here is that it won’t add as much value to your home as the addition of a full bathroom, but even a half bathroom will increase the value of your home while costing less to complete and giving you plenty of utility.
  • Bedroom: Master bedrooms frequently are built much larger than actually needed. You may be able to take some space in your bedroom to serve as space for your new bathroom, though you’ll need to reroute some utilities to make it work.
  • Hallway: If you have a long hallway and a sufficient amount of empty space between rooms, you may be able to add a hall bathroom. You’ll need to make sure you consider the rooms right next to the bathroom, and that your utilities are able to support a bathroom in that space.
  • Bathrooms: With bathroom installations in Oklahoma City, OK will need to factor in condensation and moisture buildup, as well as proper ventilation. But for many homeowners, under porches or in the attic area may be the best option for a new bathroom addition, as it’s most likely to have the available space. It will likely be more expensive to create a new bathroom in the attic or under the porch due to the structural nature of those areas, but it can be much easier to find the space to make it happen.
  • Staircase: You may have some available space under a staircase for a small bathroom, so long as you have about 25 feet of space or more. This will allow you to fit a shower, sink, toilet and window for ventilation.

If none of these options will work for your new bathroom space, you can create an extension of an existing space or add on new square footage to your home. But if you want to save money, transforming an existing space will always be your best bet.

For more information about putting a new bathroom in your home in Oklahoma City, OK, reach out to the team at Perry House Plans. Our team of architects would be glad to answer your questions.

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