For families and households with more than two bedrooms, a second bathroom is a must. Not only will it make your daily life easier and more enjoyable, it can even increase the value of your home. Two of the main things that real estate agents and prospective purchasers look for are the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Essentially, the more bedrooms and bathrooms you have, the more your home is worth in the property market. 

We can already imagine how an additional bathroom will solve many shower arguments and morning bathroom queues. This sense of anticipated relief is also the feeling that many potential purchasers have when looking for their next home. Adding a second bathroom can be costly and time-consuming, so we’ve shared some tips on how you can achieve your secondary bathroom in the smartest way possible. 

Before undertaking any renovation, it’s important to keep in mind what’s possible for you, your home and your budget. Make a list of everything that you need to consider with your renovation (for a comprehensive list, look up our Bathroom Renovation checklist), then put rough costings next to each item. From here, you can create your budget and see if it is within your means. Once you have your budget, try not to go over it as you don’t want to find that you have spent more on your new bathroom than the value you gain! 

As renovation guru Cherie Barber has said, “Aim to spend 1.5 per cent of your current property value to completely upgrade an existing bathroom. A property valued at $500,000 should technically have a bathroom renovation budget of $7500 per bathroom to cover all material and labour costs associated with renovating this area.”

Basement level additional bathroom

To achieve a new bathroom anywhere in your home, you can use the Saniaccess 3 macerator pump by Saniflo. The Saniaccess 3 allows the installation of an additional bathroom anywhere in the home, even in places that are up to 5m below the sewer line or up to 100m away. This means the location options for your new bathroom are endless!

If you’re tight on space and want to add a small ensuite or powder room, the Sanicompact is for you. This all-in-one macerating unit combines Saniflo’s innovative technology in the actual toilet itself and has the capacity to connect to a basin as well.

To really maximise the value of your additional bathroom, if you have the space to add a complete bathroom, make sure you also add a full bath. A bathtub is something that many parents look for when searching for their next home as it makes bathing the kids much easier. By installing a bathtub, you open up the possible interested audience for your home, thereby, increasing its value.