Does Adding a Bathroom Increase My Home’s Value?  

By March 20, 2018Bathroom
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Adding a bathroom to your home will not only help cater for the growing needs of your family or worries of who gets to take a shower first in the morning, but also boost its resale value. Many homeowners often as the question, does a bathroom addition add value? And if it does, by how much?

While it’s not easy to pin down exactly how much a new bathroom will increase the value of your home, factors such as your location,  the real estate market, your home’s condition, and the size and style of your new bathroom play a role in determining ROI.value of adding a bathroom

How much value does a bathroom remodel add?

According to a report by Remodeling Magazine, the average cost of adding a bathroom across the nation in 2017 was $43,232. Such bathroom additions boosted a home’s value by an average of $23,283, giving a 53.9% return on investment. This means that for every 1 dollar spent on a bathroom addition project, a homeowner can expect a return of 0.54 cents during resale.

The same report also showed that upscale bathroom addition projects cost around $81,515 on average, and homeowners recouped $46,507 of that money in home resale. That is a 57.1% increase in the home’s value. Homeowners on the East Coast recouped around 50%; slightly less than their West Coast counterparts who recouped around 60%.

Increasing your Home’s Value

As a resident of New Jersey, you should first determine if your project will be feasible by determining the type of bathroom addition you want and hiring an expert remodeler or appraiser to give you an estimate of how much your bathroom project will cost. You may also want to ask a realtor to compare your home’s value with that of your neighbors and help you determine the scope of work.

Opt for a full or ¾ bath

If the project is worth it, consider going for a three-quarter or full bath instead of a half bath for much better returns on your investment. If you have space, a bath with a shower stall or a tub will significantly increase your home’s value. But if space is an issue, a half bathroom will still give you a considerable increase in your home’s resale value. A basement bathroom, for example, is an extemporary much value does a basement bathroom add

Leverage a higher ROI with stylish-inexpensive finishes

According to many realtors, a typical buyer is often looking for a home with a master bath, family bath, and half bath for guests. Buyers are highly attracted to stylish, spacious and functional bathrooms, and are often willing to pay higher for such. To get maximum returns on your bathroom addition, consider paying key attention to final touches. You can leverage more return on stunning finishing touches by hunting for bargains and discounts on fixtures and accessories. A professional, experienced bathroom builder and remodeler can guide you on this.

Keep your bathroom addition to scale

Although bathroom addition is guaranteed to increase your home’s value, you have to be keen in matching it to the home’s current value. For example, adding an $80,000 upscale bath to your home is supposed to increase your home’s value by at least $40,000. However, adding a bathroom to a home worth $110,000 won’t raise the property’s value by $40,000.


  • National average ROI for bathroom additions in 2017 was 53.9%
  • ROI for bathroom addition depends on location, home condition, size and style of new bathroom
  • A feasibility study is important
  • A full bath offers a higher home resale value
  • Stylish bathroom finishes also give a higher home value

Professional advice and construction work is imperative when making a bathroom addition. Contact RWC today for advice on whether a bathroom addition in your home will increase its value and start planning your new bathroom remodeling project today.

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