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No matter what your needs are, we are here to help. Adding a bath to the exterior of the house is generally considered more expensive than finding room for one inside, but if you don't have space to spare, an addition may be your only choice. Any addition, no matter its future function, can be expensive because it involves laying a foundation. Bump-outs are a simple extension that can either have their own foundation or be cantilevered - that is, built on top of horizontal beams projecting from the existing structure. Either way, they are short of a full addition and are therefore less expensive. If you are interested in this type of renovation work, we are here to help. Also, consider that a modest bump-out can yield enough space for a full bath and can provide a good way to expand existing bathrooms and showers to accommodate, for example, a whirlpool bath with windows on three sides.
Major Additions - We Can Help With All Your Room Renovation Needs - Bath, Showers, Kitchens
If you're designing a bathroom or shower to go with a new addition to your home, here are some initial ideas to consider:
- Make an accurate drawing of the existing structure, like the one shown above. Be sure to show your home's exterior fixtures.
- Choose your location for the bathroom carefully. You'll simplify matters greatly if you choose a location close to existing plumbing. Use an existing window or door opening to provide access to a new bath.
- Pick a place where the bath won't be an inappropriate focal point. We can also assist with roofing and chimney issues.
- The addition will require a foundation if it extends more than 4 feet away from the house.
- If your project is more than a bump-out, consider incorporating your new bathroom into an addition with living space. As long as you are incurring the costs of a foundation, exterior walls, and framing, it's often economical to add more square feet than are needed for a bath or shower alone. More remodel tips>>
Seek advice: For a project as demanding as a room addition or shower remodeling, it's wise to enlist the professional services of an architect or qualified home remodeler. That's where we come in. Not only are we are qualified member of the BKRPros.com remodeling network, we also have hundreds of references across the Houston area. If your remodeling involves structural, electrical, or plumbing changes, local building codes may require you to hire a licensed pro. Don't trust anyone but the best! Also, if your project contains less-common options, such as a large bathtub or shower combo, it is wise not to try to do too much. If you still need exterior work done on your home after your renovation, consider the pros at Houston Chimney & Wildlife for chimney caps, cleaning and further renovation work. Find us on Houzz and Houston.com for more info.
As a final consideration - keep a journal. Keep a daily journal of stores you've visited, phone calls you've made, names of people you've talked to and model numbers. This information may become indispensable during the project when suppliers say they've never heard your name before, even though you've waited six weeks to receive the right shower or bath faucets. Your journal will prove valuable after the project is over, as well. Who knows when you'll need to put this knowledge into action again?
Materials and Suppliers: As a full service home remodeling contractor in Houston, we rely on Traditions Window Decor for supplying and customizing our interior blinds and shades. Our friend Mike at Houston Waterproofing handles all of our interior waterproofing needs and Processing Strategies of Plano / Dallas is our source for handling credit card payments from customers anywhere in Texas. Contact us>>