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Should you add a bathroom to your home?

Whether you are thinking about putting your house up for sale or are just looking to make a major upgrade, something you should consider is whether or not a new bathroom is right for you. Having a good number of bathrooms is always a major selling point for potential buyers, so this is a project that can add to the overall value of your home and give you a return on your investment. But that doesn't mean such a major project is right for everyone or their living situation. There are many different factors you will have to take into consideration.

The first thing you should figure out is how much value you will actually be getting when everything is said and done. If, for example, your home is not worth very much to begin with, spending $30,000 or so for a new bathroom might not make that much of a difference when it comes time to sell.

According to real estate experts, investing in a new bathroom or the remodel of an existing one yield about a 60 percent return on investment, but the numbers are all relative. Of course, resale value isn't the only thing to consider, so it might not matter that much to you in the end.

You should also determine whether or not you have the space for an additional bathroom in the house. This will require you to know exactly what you want to get out of the bathroom. If, for example, you just need a small one that guests can use, chances are you can slip it in easily. But if you are more interested in something similar to a master bath, you might not have the square footage necessary.

If you are interested in upgrading your bathroom, schedule an appointment with a DC plumber today from John C. Flood.