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Old 09-18-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm finishing my basement and I have a lot of questions, the most pressing question right now as I try to plan my layout is about the bathroom rough in.

I have lived in this home for three years and haven't had much need for the basement space. I'm getting ready to sell the house and believe this project will be a good way to improve my home before I put it on the market. For all decisions in this project personal preference is not important, I want to maximize ROI.

With that in mind, I was attempting to layout the basement walls and the bathroom rough in confuses me.

Here is the "empty" layout:
http://www.homestyler.com/designprof...b-b3d9b22b7cb6

In the bottom right corner of that layout is the bathroom rough in:
http://imgur.com/a/LZSf2

Can someone explain this rough in for me?
If I want a sink, toilet, and shower in this bathroom what would the ideal configuration be?

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I think I would consider installing drywall on the raw studs and forgetting any other improvements. Leave the flexibility for the new owners.

I'll bet someone has told you if you would finish that basement bath for $500 your property would be worth an additional two-hundred million dollars.

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I have not completely ruled that out yet. I'll probably still add a bedroom in there, but I'm afraid this bathroom might end up costing me more than it's worth. Still doing research though.
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Are there egress windows in the basement?
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Nope. The house in build on a slant, the basement is open on the back. Full windows and walkout sliding door.
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I'm getting ready to sell the house and believe this project will be a good way to improve my home before I put it on the market.
Can someone explain this rough in for me?
Thanks!
This would need to be a job that was permitted and inspected to add value to the house. If the job isn't listed on the C of O, it will actually handicap the sale of the house. Many banks will not give mortgages to structures with illegal work.
Basement work also has less payback then renovations on other floors. Your walk out basement is an advantage over typical basements.
There is also the issue of today's real estate market. The payback in these times are negligible at best. But having the extra finished space might give you a selling advantage over those who don't.
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I have not completely ruled that out yet. I'll probably still add a bedroom in there, but I'm afraid this bathroom might end up costing me more than it's worth. Still doing research though.

Looks like..from right to left,tub...toilet..sink?
how far did you get on your shopping list so far?
are the hot & cold lines in the wall?

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