Designed by Menage Interiors and built by Ascent Contracting

Designed by Menage Interiors and built by Ascent Contracting

Designed by Menage Interiors and built by Ascent Contracting

Designed by Menage Interiors and built by Ascent Contracting

 

Basement Bathroom Renovation

Why consider adding a basement bathroom?

  • Convenience for a large family or stay over guests
  • Increase the value of the house
  • The freedom to make the bathroom as big or as small as you like and the layout that suits your needs without many constraints.
  • A bathroom is required if you are thinking of renting out the basement or having a babysitter.

Requirements for a basement bathroom built from scratch

There are numerous consideration and requirements when building a bathroom in the basement.

  • The basement is usually situated below the ground and special attention has to be paid to moisture and humidity control and waterproofing.
  • The way to achieve that is by venting the bathroom fan to the outside and using moisture resistant drywall or backer board all around the bathroom.
  • Using waterproofing membrane inside the basement shower area if there is one.
  • Using good quality insulation on the outside basement bathroom wall.
  • Creating a sealed vapour barrier all around the basement bathroom outside wall.
  • Running adequate heating and water supply to the bathroom.
  • Creating a leak-free drain system in the concrete floor with a proper vent.

Options and extras for the basement bathroom

When you create a basement bathroom you can customize it and design the space that is exactly right for you. These are a few options and extras that you might consider when designing your custom basement bathroom.

Because the basement has a concrete floor, it is usually a cooler space. Hence, we recommend installing an electric heated floor in the basement bathroom for your added comfort.

The most common layout in the Ottawa area is a 3-piece bathroom that includes a basement shower, toilet, and vanity or a pedestal sink. If space and budget allow, you can create a bigger 4-piece bathroom as well.

And lastly, if you want to pamper yourself by creating a large and luxurious basement bathroom – building it from scratch is the perfect opportunity to do just that. You can achieve create your dream, a spa-like, luxurious bathroom in your own basement.

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