7 Places to Add an Extra Bathroom

 

No room for an extra bathroom? Think again! It’s a rare home where this is really the case. Adding a bathroom to your house is first and foremost based on the space you have. Can you fit another bathroom into your home? Most remodel contractors say probably yes. These experts maintain that a second or third bathroom can be squeezed into almost any house. Bath fixtures fit into less space than most people think. Here you will find 7 places for that needed extra bathroom.

 

 

 

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A bathroom can be squeezed into an amazingly small space. An area 3 feet by 5 feet handles a sink and toilet; 3 feet by 8 feet is enough for a shower too, especially with today’s stylish shower enclosures. Architects maintain that a second or third bathroom can be installed into almost any size home if you look carefully. Bath fixtures can be located in a much smaller area than you think. Into 25 square feet, you can fit a complete – if cramped – shower bathroom which would keep the cost to add an extra bathroom low.

 

Where to Find Space

When adding a bathroom, walk-in closets often can be turned into powder rooms or bathrooms without tearing down walls. If you have a large rooms, adding a bathroom to a bedroom by stealing three feet from the length can make sufficient space. Sometimes a pantry can be spared. A bathroom can also be put in a low-ceiling area. You can tuck one into the attic under the eaves. Just allow six feet six inches of head room for a shower; an even lower ceiling is okay for a tub.

 

 

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Seven places for that extra bathroom

 

Cost to Add a Bathroom

1) Hallway:  The untraveled end of a hallway, sometimes with a window, may contain as much as 30 or 40 square feet – sufficient space to add a bathroom.

2) Closets Back-to-Back:  Opened up, adjoining closets sometimes measure as much as 4 feet by 4 feet, enough when adding a small bathroom.

3) First-Floor Laundry:  Streamline the laundry room with modern stackable washer/dryer appliances that take up less room – then reclaim the space to add a half bath.

4) Existing bath:  An average sink, toilet and tub need a minimum of

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Millennial homeowners have done the most home improvement projects during extra time spent in the house

Millennials are getting handier around the home since lockdown measures began, according to new research.

In fact, a poll of 2,000 homeowners found that compared to other generations, millennials have been the busiest, with 81 percent having tackled a home improvement project since March.

Conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Bernzomatic, a manufacturer of handheld blowtorches, the survey examined the various home improvement projects American homeowners completed while stay-at-home orders have been in effect — and looked at why they’ve taken them on.

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For 65 percent of those polled, a project was done to save money while 49 percent simply needed something to keep themselves busy while being in lockdown.

Overall, the average homeowner has already attempted four different home improvement projects since March — guesstimating a savings of over $160 just by trying a project themselves.

All this, without the help of an outside contractor (47 percent opted not to), taking these homeowners from DIY-ers to “figure it out yourself-ers.”

From painting in the house (32 percent) and working on landscaping projects outside (29 percent) to re-caulking (27 percent) and re-tiling kitchens and bathrooms (24 percent), homeowners have kept themselves busy these past six months.

And keeping busy may have just led to new hobbies. Seventy-three percent of those who tackled a home improvement project on their own revealed that afterward, they felt resilient enough to keep taking on more projects and 67 percent of homeowners look forward to tackling more projects in the future.

“There is nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment after your first successful DIY project to make you want pick up the toolbox and search for the next,” said Janna Stanford, senior marketing manager at Bernzomatic, a brand of Worthington Industries Retail Products division.

“These past few months have inspired people to finish that project that may have been sitting on the to-do list. From backyard patio renovation to removing caked on caulking, paint or rust, a torch is the tool that can be used in endless ways for projects around the house.”

And there’s more to be done, as 71 percent of homeowners still said their home is a ‘work in progress.’

It’s no wonder that half of the homeowners surveyed (50 percent) plan on doing a DIY home improvement project before the end of this year.

Twenty-nine percent plan to work on landscaping projects outside, while 57 percent plan on taking on projects ahead of the holiday season.

Holiday-prep projects include bathroom and kitchen renovation, filling driveway cracks, fixing the patio landscape and replacing countertops and kitchen floors.

Having the right tools to get these projects done is paramount to success. But with more than half (58 percent) of American homeowners surveyed attempting a home improvement project only to realize they did not have the proper tools to accomplish the task successfully, it may be time for a toolbox upgrade.

“Never underestimate the power of a torch to get the job done,” said Anika Gandhi, a DIY lifestyle blogger at Anika’s

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