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Have you considered adding a bathroom to your home? There are certainly plenty of good reasons to do so; however, there are many factors to consider before making a final decision. The last thing you want to do is head into a project and discover a whole list of problems you didn’t anticipate. With that in mind, here are some things to keep in mind before launch into adding a bathroom to your house.

  1. Budget for Adding a Bathroom

Any big project requires knowledge of what you can and cannot afford. Before you start making decisions, sit down with your spouse and make a list of what you want to add to your bathroom, what it costs, and if you can afford it. Unfortunately, you may have to cross out certain desires from the list but adding these later will save you a world of immediate financial trouble.

  1. Length of time

Adding a new bathroom into a home takes a considerable amount of time. It’s not something that can happen overnight or in a couple of days. Oftentimes, it takes a couple of weeks to accomplish this task. A contractor or builder will need enough space to work in order to get the job done. Having family or friends over to hang out or stay the night will likely not be ideal. Consider all of these factors before making an immediate decision. If you have a vacation coming up, you may want to delay that.

  1. Measurements for Adding a Bathroom

The size and space available will play a major factor in what types of things you can add to your new bathroom. You’ll need solid measurements before deciding what types of cabinets and tiling and bathtub size to buy.

  1. Hidden Issues

If you’ve lived in your current home for a fair amount of time, you’ll need to prepare for the possibility of different issues arising. Perhaps the electrical needs a complete overhaul or the plumbing is decaying, or the walls have asbestos inside them. Whatever the issue may be, you may end up spending more than you planned.

  1. Contractor

You can estimate how much it will cost to hire a contractor; but until they get in and determine what hidden issues there may be and what materials will cost, you really won’t know for sure how much it will cost to hire a particular contractor. That’s why it’s important to not only do your own research into the right kind of contractor but also to plan ahead in case you need to spend a little more on the project.

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