It’s fair to say that the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the home and arguably one of the most important. The average person spends over two years of their life in this room, making having enough of them for your home and its occupants and/or guests, key to your home’s functionality. If you find yourself having to “wait your turn” or limiting your time in your home’s bathrooms, it may be time to add one, or more, onto your home. Can a bathroom addition make all the difference in your home?
How many bathrooms does the average household have?
If you are trying to determine if a bathroom addition can make a difference in your home, it is likely because you find yourself wishing you had more, or some in more convenient locations. Often times people opt to add bathrooms to basements, create an en suite to the primary bedroom, add one to a floor of the home that doesn’t have one, or just simply know that there are not enough in the home. If you are questioning if you have enough bathrooms in your home, you may be curious as to how many bathrooms the average household has.
According the United States Census Bureau, the majority of homes built in 2021 had three or more bathrooms; however, that doesn’t really tell us a lot. How many occupants were in the home? How large was the home? etc. The general rule, in the home building industry, is for homes to have at least two bathrooms for every three bedrooms. Larger and more upscale homes tend to have more bathrooms per person than smaller or more modest residences.
Can a bathroom addition make a difference in your home?
When it comes to your home, it is often hard to find one that is already built and is perfect for you and your family. How many bathrooms the home has can play a major factor into how much you love your home and whether it is perfect for you or not. The good news is, if the bathroom situation isn’t what you want it to be, you can do something about it. Bathroom additions are one of the most beneficial home renovation projects you can do for your home.
Adding an additional bathroom to your home can bring several benefits, including:
- Comfort and Convenience: An extra bathroom provides added convenience, especially in larger households or homes with multiple occupants. It reduces the need for individuals to wait for their turn to use the bathroom, making daily routines smoother and more efficient. It also enhances comfort by providing additional privacy and reducing waiting during busy periods. In older homes, there may not be a bathroom on the main floor, meaning that people have to go up or down stairs to reach this essential room. A bathroom addition to the main level can really be a game changer.
- Improved Functionality: As mentioned above, a bathroom addition can enhance the overall livability and functionality of your home. It can help distribute the usage of bathrooms throughout the house, reducing wear and tear on existing ones. This can be especially beneficial in homes with limited bathroom space or where the existing bathroom(s) are located far from certain areas, such as bedrooms or entertainment spaces.
- Increased Property Value: Adding a bathroom to a home can significantly increase the value of the home. Buyers often prioritize homes with multiple bathrooms, particularly in larger households. The added functionality and convenience of an extra bathroom can make your property more appealing and attractive to potential buyers, leading to a higher resale value.
- Guest Accommodation: Having an extra bathroom or bathrooms is extremely beneficial when hosting guests or accommodating overnight visitors. It allows visitors to have their own designated bathroom space, ensuring their comfort and privacy. This can be particularly valuable during holidays, family gatherings, or when you frequently host events. If you have people over often, if you notice a long wait period for the bathroom, it may be the perfect time to think about a bathroom addition.
A bathroom addition can make a difference in your home. Whatever the reason may be for you considering adding this additional space, when it comes to creating the bathroom of your dreams, Sanctus Builders can help. We specialize in bathroom remodeling and home additions. Making us the ideal team to create your perfect additional bathroom.
We work with experienced architects and engineers as well as employ a full team of framers, plumbers, electricians, and HVAC specialists to ensure your home addition is built to modern building standards. Sanctus Builders is here for you and your Northeast Ohio home. Contact us to learn more.