The question of whether or not to install a second bathroom in your property is one that is never far from the lips of some families. Whilst re-routing plumbing and the installation of bathroom furniture in a second space in your house can be a time consuming and potentially messy affair, there are some benefits that could well make this worth bearing. This article examines four such benefits.
Increase the value of your house
Whether you are looking to sell your property or not, a second bathroom can only add value to your property. Potential buyers will look at the facilities available, thinking about convenience and how the house can make a positive impact on their lives, making them then consider the value of the house. According to the National Association of Home Builders, an additional bathroom can add up to 20 per cent to the value of a property. Whilst these figures are only anecdotal, there is little doubt that increased bathroom facilities will have a positive effect on your home’s value.
Privacy for Mum and Dad
Seen as the ultimate in luxury for many parents, a private en suite bathroom adjacent to the bedroom is up there with a walk in wardrobe on many people’s ideal wish list. The ability to have peace and quiet in a bathroom knowing that a huffy teenager isn’t going to knock on the door needing to use the facilities is many mum’s idea of heaven!
Similarly, being able to walk into your own bathroom, knowing that it is going to be as clean and tidy as it was when you left it is also a massive benefit of having an en suite attached to the master bedroom.
Reduce the strain
For larger families, where time in the morning is always at a premium, the addition of a second bathroom (or even a third bathroom, depending on how big your family is) can signal a reduction in arguments, more relaxing mornings and perhaps most importantly, extra time in bed. Attempting to take care of the family’s ablutions in one bathroom is difficult enough with a family of four, so in larger families, this can prove nigh on impossible!
Ensure facilities are accessible
When tackling the stairs becomes impossible for a member of the household, installation of a second bathroom downstairs can help that person regain an element of independence. Rather than facing the prospect of being assisted in going to the bathroom, they become able to use the facilities unassisted.
Alternatively, if you work as a builder, gardener or in any other profession which means you come home from work filthy, installing a second bathroom or wet room downstairs by the back door of the property can help ensure that you can get cleaned up without traipsing muck throughout the house.