Adding a bathroom from scratch?
July 6, 2009 2:49 PM Subscribe
Adding a bathroom to an old house from scratch?
posted by kmz to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
My fiancee and I recently bought a 1925 Craftsman bungalow that had been completely renovated. New plumbing, electrical, roof, etc. We love it, but it only has one bathroom. We originally thought this would be OK, and it is in general, but we're starting to think about adding an additional one.
Reading online, I've only seen people mention converting existing rooms and spaces to new bathrooms. We don't really have any space we can afford to convert at the moment, but there is gap formed by the exterior walls of the master bedroom, existing bathroom, and second bedroom, and we were thinking of using that to create a new bathroom. Would this be feasible at all? The foundation is pier and beam. Both the foundation and roof would have to be extended, plus all the other work generally associated with adding a bathroom.
I'm sure we'd also need to get special permits since we're in a historical overlay, but I'm not as worried about that right now. It's going to be a future term project anyway but I wanted to get an idea of how manageable it would be.