When you are redoing a basement consider including bathroom vanities or wall hung basins to complement your new space. This will change your otherwise bland bathroom and basement into a fun and luxurious place to hang out. When you are converting your basement and adding a bathroom, you need to consider many things. The first is whether your basement has an entrance. Many basements have staircases but you might have to add to the staircase to bring it up to code, or perhaps you have an otherwise unsafe doorway but no staircase, in which case you would need to install one. The next thing you need to consider is whether your basement is prone to excessive moisture. If you have problems with moisture, you may need to hire a professional to help you re-route rain gutters, weatherproof the exterior of your home, or install a sump pump for seasonal moisture issues.
After that, you need to consider is what you are using the space for when all is said and done. Deciding how the space will be used will help you plan the design and the potential construction costs. If you want a game room, for example, you might just need to refinish your ceiling, walls and floor. If you want to make it a bedroom, you will have to install bathroom facilities and maybe kitchen services. In this case, you will need to consider a professional to handle your plumbing, ventilation, and electrical wiring.
Some people add a bathroom to their basement conversion so that they can rent out the space. If you plan on doing this, you will need to take into consideration the private access your tenants will require. A plumber and an electrician can help you determine your needs and how to meet existing building code for the new space. Once this is done, you just need to finish the space itself. Make sure that the bathroom is warm and energy efficient. Use insulation to keep out moisture. Install new drywall and then invest in top notch new bathroom products.
Adding a new bathroom to your basement can be a rewarding way to utilize your space better and can increase the resale value of your home if it is done correctly. So make sure that you take all of this into consideration before you start construction and be sure to find only the best accessories for the new space.