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Adding an Ensuite Bathroom – Is it worth it?

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Renovating your existing home to include an ensuite bathroom might be something you’ve long considered but wondered whether it is worth the cost.

An ensuite bathroom is a bathroom attached to a bedroom – most commonly the master bedroom. Those building a brand new home almost always include a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, but older homes don’t always have that luxury. So, is it worth adding an ensuite to your home?

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Image: Jarrad Mitchell Constructions

Does an Ensuite Bathroom Add Value to Your Home?

Most valuers and real estate agents would agree that a well-designed and functional ensuite will add value to your home. How much depends on a range of factors, include the size of the ensuite and the location of your home. And of course, if you over-capitalise, you are unlikely to reap the value of the addition of the ensuite.

Experts recommend getting the design right – this is essential in what is often a small room. No-one wants to buy a home where a shower and toilet have been hastily shoved into the corner of a bedroom. Talking to a local bathroom renovation specialist or an interior designer can help – they might suggest options you have never even considered. You need to find the space for an ensuite bathroom from your existing floor plan – perhaps converting a walk-in wardrobe, utilise part of your hallway or convert an attached smaller bedroom or study.

Ensuite Design Ideas

Be savvy with space saving fittings and think of ways to make your space seem larger. Consider sliding doors, wall-mounted toilets that seem to float above the floor, and perhaps even making the ensuite a ‘wet’ room without a shower screen to save space. Light colours can make the space seem larger and a skylight can work well in dark rooms.

Will it Improve Your Lifestyle?

Adding an ensuite to a busy family home can really improve the quality of your life! As children grow and start spending time in the family bathroom, having your own ensuite is one of those little luxuries you won’t regret.

Image: Beautiful Hunter Homes

Build Local has listings for builders in the Newcastle and Hunter regions who can offer you a complete bathroom renovation, or tradies and contractors who can help you achieve your new ensuite, including plumbers and tilers.

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September 24, 2014 |

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