Say all your bathrooms are being used and you have a real emergency. Not a serious emergency, of course, but one that urgently requires a bathroom. Sure, one of the household members might understand your dire situation and come out of the bathroom a little earlier than needed just to help you out. But this may not always be the case as they might be having an emergency as well. This is a good time to put that small basement bathroom to good use.
In many houses out there, the basement bathroom is nothing more than a little room with a toilet in it. Some don’t even have sinks. But a proper basement bathroom remodels should turn this little room into something more than that. With a properly functioning and fully fitted basement bathroom, you will no longer have to knock on doors for someone to vacate a bathroom, nor will you be forced to go upstairs if you’re spending time in the basement.
But before you can think about remodeling or adding a full bathroom to the basement, you should first consider what purpose it’s going to serve and what design features you want it to have. If you don’t know where to start when it comes to building a bathroom in the basement, these few design options should give you some inspiration.
Cost of Building a Bathroom In Basement
Before you consider any design options or put in various installations into your basement bathroom, it’s good to calculate the budget and overall cost of building or renovating one. To build a basement bathroom from scratch, you will pay anything from $8,000 to $15,000 depending on what you install in the bathroom, what design features you implement, and how big the bathroom is going to be. This includes material and labor costs, from toilets, shower units, and vanities, to flooring, walls, and all other essentials. If you already have a bathroom in the basement and are simply looking to renovate it, you can make it happen with $3,000, though don’t expect to install a smart toilet or a solid marble vanity with this budget.