Having an ensuite bathroom is a dream come true for many homeowners- not only does it offer a touch of luxury but also convenience too. No more fighting over the bathroom in the morning! So if your home came without this added extra, you might have considered whether it’s worth adding one on.

However, before you start your renovation, it’s important to consider the costs involved, the process, and whether it will actually add value to your home. Here’s why adding an ensuite bathroom might just be the ultimate home upgrade and a project worth looking into.

The Cost of An Ensuite Bathroom

The cost of adding an ensuite bathroom will of course vary, depending on the size and complexity of the project, as well as the materials and fixtures you choose and the area you live in. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from AUD 15,000 to AUD 30,000, but some ensuite bathroom projects can cost even more. If you want super fancy fixtures, lighting and gadgets then expect that cost to really rise. Don’t let the cost hold you back though, as a well-planned renovation can offer a great return on investment.

Adding Value 

Speaking of return on investment, adding an ensuite bathroom to your home can be a way to add value and luxury to your living space. A well-designed bathroom can make your home feel more luxurious and is often a sought-after feature by potential buyers.

Even if there’s a ceiling price on your home (meaning you can’t add any value to your property past a certain point), an ensuite bathroom can add personal value by improving your quality of life, by offering added privacy and convenience. 

The Process of Adding An Ensuite Bathroom

Adding an ensuite bathroom can be a big job depending on where your plumbing is located in your home and how far the pipes need to be moved, but with the help of a professional contractor, the process will be kept as smooth as possible. Consider the layout of your home, and how the ensuite bathroom will fit into the existing space.

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A bathroom designer will also help you maximise the space and save you money. They will guide you through plumbing, electrical, and ventilation systems; and find the best plumbing company in your area to guide you and get peace of mind that the job will be done to a high standard. 

Are There Downsides?

While there are many upsides to adding an ensuite bathroom, it’s important to consider the potential downsides as well. The process of adding an ensuite can be disruptive, with workmen in your home for several weeks. If you have pets, children or work from home then it’s definitely something to take into consideration.

On top of this, there can sometimes be restrictions on the changes you can make to your home, depending on your local council regulations, which could impact the design of your ensuite bathroom. If this is the case, light and bright decor and clever bathroom storage can go a long way. 

Whether you’re looking to add value to your home or simply improve your quality of life, an ensuite might just be the ultimate home upgrade. Ultimately, the decision whether to add an ensuite bathroom will depend on your individual circumstances, so it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons before making a final decision.

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