2021 Cost to Add a Bathroom | Basement Bathroom Additions, Half Baths

Adding a bathroom can cost from $5,000 for a simple conversion of existing space to $50,000 and up for a new addition to your house. The national average for a 100-square-foot, spa-like bathroom is over $75,000, so watch your budget carefully. You’ll likely recover 60% to 70% of your investment when you sell.

Existing Space New Addition
Average $15,000 $35,000
Low $5,000 $20,000
High $35,000 $90,000

Bathroom (and kitchens) soak up most of the budget. When done properly, you’ll upgrade your home, add value and improve your resale potential. But they can get expensive fast. Know when to splurge and when you can add value with little investment with the following cost guides.

Average Addition $200 – $300
Luxury Addition $450 – $600
the average cost to add a bathroom is $15,000 or $5,000 to $35,000.

On average, it costs $200 to $300 per square foot to add a bathroom onto your home. Luxury installations might run up to $600 per square foot for a new bathroom addition.

Master Bathroom Addition Cost

Adding a master bathroom costs $35,000 to $100,000, depending on how luxurious you go. Strategic placement counts, you can save a few thousand if you can tap into existing plumbing lines. Also, consider saving more by converting a small bathroom into a master suite. You’ll already have most of the plumbing in place and you’ll only need to pour a foundation for a partial addition.

How Much Does It Cost to Add a Bathroom in a Basement?

Adding a bathroom in a basement costs $8,000 to $15,000 on average. You’ll save $500 to $1,000 if you have a rough-in drain already in place – typical in newer homes and usually near the main drain line. It’s usually cheaper in an unfinished basement since you won’t need any demo work and can pull from existing plumbing running to the main floors.

Basement Bathroom Plumbing Rough in Costs

Bathroom plumbing rough in costs $1,500 to $4,000 depending mostly on the number of fixtures you want. Sometimes that price includes final hookups as well as the rough in but will require a second trip. Once a plumber completes a rough in, they must wait until the floors, walls and cabinets get installed to come back out and install the fixtures and make connections.

Some other costs you might want to consider include:

Upstairs Bathroom $8,000 – $35,000
Laundry Conversion $5,000 – $12,000
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These Cute Halloween Planters Are Wickedly Fun Additions to Your Holiday Decor

Halloween is just a few weeks away, and though your celebration won’t look the same as in previous years, you can still have a memorable holiday. Even if you’re skipping trick-or-treating this year, you can still make some yummy treats, wear a fun outfit, and enjoy a scary movie on October 31. You can also add some Halloween decor to your house, and while you’re at it, make sure you get a boo-tiful new planter for your favorite houseplant, too. These frighteningly fun options will be the perfect addition to your other decorations. There are several different styles to choose from, including a bat, a cat, and a Jack-o’-lantern. Make sure you add these to your cart and order them quickly because you’ll want to have time to show them off before Halloween.

Jack-o’-Lantern Planter

These planters will last way longer than your carved versions. The handmade cement planters measure 8 x 7 inches with a 4-inch opening. (There’s also a small drainage at the bottom.) The unpainted version costs $45 and the orange and black option sells for $49. If you’re feeling crafty and want to DIY your own concrete pumpkin planter, we’ve got a full tutorial here to turn candy buckets into planters.

Buy It: Handmade Pumpkin Cement Planter (from $45, Etsy)

Bat Planter

It doesn’t get much cuter than these ceramic bats. The planter comes in three sizes, small, medium, and large, with free personalization available. Although they’re not usually made with a drainage hole (so they’re best for air plants), the Esty seller notes that if you’d like one, just add a note at checkout.

Buy It: Flying Bat Hanging Plant Holder (from $49, Etsy)

Cat Planter

If you own a black cat, this planter, this planter is a must-buy. The ceramic planter measures 6 x 2 x 5 inches and doubles as a treat bowl for your Halloween candy when not in use as a planter. It doesn’t come with a drainage hole automatically, but if you want one, the Etsy seller will add it to your planter. Just leave a note when you purchase it.

Buy It: Halloween Ceramic Black Cat Planter ($56, Etsy)

Tie Dye Halloween Planter

How groovy are these pots? You can choose among four designs, including pumpkin, bats, ghost, or vampire. You’ll also choose from one of four colors: turquoise/lavender, lavender/peach, yellow/pink, or mint/lime. Each one measures 3.25 x 3.25 inches with a drainage hole at the bottom.

Buy It: Colorful Gradient Halloween Planter ($16, Etsy)

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A Rotary Moment: Lorrie Parker Garden, Morris Garden 2 additions to Montgomery’s Memory Park

September rains bring lots of green grass and lush foliage in Memory Park!

Memory Park in Montgomery, located behind the Charles B Stewart West Branch Library, is a beautiful site at any time, but particularly so after a rain. The birds are everywhere, the fish are jumping and the plants enjoy the drenching. I’m wondering if the family of rabbits who were there at opening still reside on the east side around Rainbow Bridge Garden – mom, we’ll have to check that out.

There have been several additions to the park this year. We’ll highlight two of them today and save the others for next week.

Rotarians Lorrie and Gary Parker, who were among the first to purchase bricks in the Rose Garden prior to opening day in 2005, recently saw work on their family garden completed. They created the “Lorrie Parker Garden” in memory of Lorrie’s dad, Wilbur Rowe and her mom, Geraldine “Jerry” Rowe. “I am from Ohio” said Lorrie, “as were my parents, and when my dad passed, of course, he was buried as was my mom, in Ohio. I wanted to have a special place here in Texas just for my parents. Memory Park is the perfect place because not only does it have a lake but it also adjoins the library. Growing up, our summers were spent at our lake house cottage in Michigan. During my high school years, my parents and I were visiting colleges back when I was trying to decide which school to go to. At each school, my dad insisted on going to each of the school’s libraries. The bench that was placed at my parent’s area faces the library. I hope that the special place at Memory Park brings some peace to those who have lost a loved one or maybe going through a difficult time. I know it does for me. Just walking around Memory Park lifts the weight of any burdens I may have and a sense of calmness wraps around me like a warm blanket in a cold winter.” The view of the park and the library from that location is beautiful indeed, and when the flags are up, their reflection in the water adds an additional breathtaking dimension. The garden includes a “witches cauldron” that belonged to Lorrie’s mom. Gary helped installed drip lines to the pots to water the plants. Also in the garden is a stone for Lorrie’s Dad, which declares “He Sang It Like He Lived – With All His Heart” followed by the words to the beautiful “Let There Be Peace On Earth.”

The second garden is called “The Morris Garden” and is the creation of Christina and Bill Rathbun. Jack Morris, Christina’s ex and the father of her two sons, passed away earlier this year after battling a chronic condition for a long time. Six months later, the family lost Jason, the older of the two sons, from a sudden heart attack. Jack was great friends with Bill and remained a

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Five Additions Every Kitchen In New Jersey Needs

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Make your kitchen smart and efficient with these easy renovations.
Make your kitchen smart and efficient with these easy renovations. (Shutterstock)

It’s getting crisper here in New Jersey, which means fall has arrived. As we turn our focus back to life indoors, it’s time to reevaluate how your kitchen functions.

There are some easy upgrades that can seriously take your space to the next level. Consider these five essential additions now, and get the installed in time for holiday cooking.

1. Wall Ovens

Ask any true chef/foodie and they will tell you, having an oven at eye level is something to brag about. What makes a hanging wall oven so special? Well, when it comes time to baste a turkey or check on your pie, it’s much easier to access and keep an eye on the contents.

Plus, you’ll enjoy extra elbow room having your range located away from the oven (perfect for preparing several foods at once). Not to mention, wall ovens with more than one compartment can bake multiple items at different temperatures. Many have convection, steam, and rotisserie options as well.

2. Cabinet Organizers

Did you catch the premiere of “Get Organized with The Home Edit” on Netflix? If you did, chances are you’re already on top of organizing your pantry. If not, it’s time to invest in some cabinet organizers and lazy Susans. Think about adding shelving and installing roll-out organizers. Being able to see all of your spices/condiments/baking ingredients, etc., is every chef’s dream.


Need a pro for your next kitchen renovation? Find a contractor in your area.

If you have ever wrestled to free a pan from a stack of heavy pots and lids, this one is for you. Install a large pot rack over your island, or against a free wall, and you will free up so much space in your drawers and cabinetry. And, you’ll be able to see all of your tools at the same time.

It’s also a great way to put things like copper pots and vintage cookware on display!

4. A New Dishwasher

Today’s modern dishwashers are a far cry from their older predecessors. They are more spacious, have impressive cleaning power, and are more energy efficient. Never pre-rinse your dishes again! Plus, you might be able to get a tax break for an Energy Star model.

5. Ventilation Systems

Air quality is top of mind more than ever these days. And along with having purified air, no one wants a smelly kitchen. If you’ve already upgraded your insulation and windows, it’s time to think about a new kitchen ventilation system. This will keep air circulating—and odor free.

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These Are The Kitchen Additions You Need In Ohio

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Why you need a wall oven and more this fall.
Why you need a wall oven and more this fall. (Shutterstock)

Fall has officially arrived in Ohio. So as we get ready to turn our focus back to life indoors, and spend football Sundays cooking up snacks, it’s time to evaluate how your kitchen functions.

If you could use more cooking space, storage, or better ventilation, act now. Consider these five essential upgrades and your holidays will be smooth sailing.

1. Wall Ovens

Ask any true chef/foodie and they will tell you, having an oven at eye level is something to brag about. What makes a hanging wall oven so special? Well, when it comes time to baste a turkey or check on your pie, it’s much easier to access and keep an eye on the contents.

Plus, you’ll enjoy extra elbow room having your range located away from the oven (perfect for preparing several foods at once). Not to mention, wall ovens with more than one compartment can bake multiple items at different temperatures. Many have convection, steam, and rotisserie options as well.

2. Cabinet Organizers

Did you catch the premiere of “Get Organized with The Home Edit” on Netflix? If you did, chances are you’re already on top of organizing your pantry. If not, it’s time to invest in some cabinet organizers and lazy Susans. Think about adding shelving and installing roll-out organizers. Being able to see all of your spices/condiments/baking ingredients, etc., is every chef’s dream.


Need a pro for your next kitchen renovation? Find a contractor in your area.

If you have ever wrestled to free a pan from a stack of heavy pots and lids, this one is for you. Install a large pot rack over your island, or against a free wall, and you will free up so much space in your drawers and cabinetry. And, you’ll be able to see all of your tools at the same time.

It’s also a great way to put things like copper pots and vintage cookware on display!

4. A New Dishwasher

Today’s modern dishwashers are a far cry from their older predecessors. They are more spacious, have impressive cleaning power, and are more energy efficient. Never pre-rinse your dishes again! Plus, you might be able to get a tax break for an Energy Star model.

5. Ventilation Systems

Air quality is top of mind more than ever these days. And along with having purified air, no one wants a smelly kitchen. If you’ve already upgraded your insulation and windows, it’s time to think about a new kitchen ventilation system. This will keep air circulating—and odor free.

HomeAdvisor is a Patch promotional partner.

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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Why You Need These 5 Kitchen Additions In California

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Your kitchen didn’t know it was missing these essentials.
Your kitchen didn’t know it was missing these essentials. (Shutterstock)

It’s officially pumpkin spice season, and even though we may not enjoy New England leaf peeping here in California, we love a good football Sunday indoors as much as the next person. As we shift our attention to more time at home, that means one thing: cooking.

Ask any true chef/foodie and they will tell you, having an oven at eye level is something to brag about. What makes a hanging wall oven so special? Well, when it comes time to baste a turkey or check on your pie, it’s much easier to access and keep an eye on the contents.

Plus, you’ll enjoy extra elbow room having your range located away from the oven (perfect for preparing several foods at once). Not to mention, wall ovens with more than one compartment can bake multiple items at different temperatures. Many have convection, steam, and rotisserie options as well.

2. Cabinet Organizers

Did you catch the premier of Get Organized with The Home Edit on Netflix? If you did, chances are you’re already on top of organizing your pantry. If not, it’s time to invest in some cabinet organizers and lazy Susans. Think about adding shelving and installing roll-out organizers. Being able to see all of your spices/condiments/baking ingredients, etc., is every chef’s dream.


Need a pro for your next kitchen renovation? Find a contractor in your area.

If you have ever wrestled to free a pan from a stack of heavy pots and lids, this one is for you. Install a large pot rack over your island, or against a free wall, and you will free up so much space in your drawers and cabinetry. And, you’ll be able to see all of your tools at the same time.

It’s also a great way to put things like copper pots and vintage cookware on display!

4. A New Dishwasher

Today’s modern dishwashers are a far cry from their older predecessors. They are more spacious, have impressive cleaning power, and are more energy efficient. Never pre-rinse your dishes again! Plus, you might be able to get a tax break for an Energy Star model.

5. Ventilation Systems

Air quality is top of mind more than ever these days. And along with having purified air, no one wants a smelly kitchen. If you’ve already upgraded your insulation and windows, it’s time to think about a new kitchen ventilation system. This will keep air circulating—and odor free.

HomeAdvisor is a Patch promotional partner.

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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