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Bathrooms In The Basement

When homeowners have decided to finish their basement, they often wonder if they should include a bathroom as part of the project. This is a very common topic of conversation with our clients. Here are some things to consider:

Including a bathroom as part of your basement finishing project will add value to your home and will help to increase your return on your investment.
Adding a bathroom to your basement can be very nice for your out of town guests – it creates a more comfortable living area while they are staying with you.
The plumbing for a basement bathroom can be more complicated than the bathroom plumbing elsewhere in the home mostly because you have to get water downstairs and then install plumbing to get the water back up.
If you have a drain or sewage pipe already in your basement that is a start. However, it may not be in the right place. They can be moved but it is labor intensive.
Adding a bathroom as part of your basement project can certainly increase the overall cost. It is sometimes the most expensive part.
Having a professional contractor who is experienced at basement finishing inspect your basement is a great start. They will be able to tell you what options you have as far as including a bathroom and any potential issues that might arise.