How Installing a Downstairs Cloakroom Can Add Value to Your Home - Modern Homes

by Tina Riley
2 years ago

Did you know that there are many reasons other than convenience that you should consider adding a downstairs cloakroom to your home? Whether you’re planning on staying in your property for years to come or are thinking of making a move, you could benefit from installing an extra toilet in more ways than one.

How Can a Downstairs Cloakroom Add Value?

When we think of adding value to our homes, our minds tend to go straight to expensive home extensions and complete kitchen renovations. You may be surprised to discover that adding something as simple as a downstairs toilet can add around a 5% increase to the value of your home.

Nowadays, most houses are being built with a second bathroom as standard. Those with growing families often factor in the convenience of a second toilet as a necessity, meaning that extra loo could be the make or break for somebody looking at buying your property.


A Small Upfront Cost for a Big Return

It just so happens that adding an extra toilet can add value to your home for a very small upfront cost. The average cost to install a small downstairs cloakroom can start from around £3000, and long term you are guaranteed to make your money back and more.

To put that 5% home value increase into perspective, spending around £3000 on a downstairs cloakroom can increase the value of your home by £12,731 should your home be worth the average UK house price of £254,624. Financially it makes sense.


Using The Space You Already Have

You may already be thinking of where you could possibly fit a downstairs toilet, but they don’t take up as much space as you may think. A downstairs cloakroom only needs a toilet and a sink, meaning it doesn’t have to take up much space at all.

If you have a spare room, a good amount of space under the stairs, a large utility or an untouched garage, you might have enough of a small space for a small downstairs cloakroom.

If you don’t have much space to play with, you can fit a stylish combination bathroom unit that features a basin on top of the cistern or a slim basin unit with built-in cupboards for any storage.


Other Reasons a Downstairs Cloakroom Could Be Beneficial

Below we’ve included a list of reasons why adding a downstairs cloakroom can be beneficial, putting value to one side.

  • Visitors can avoid going upstairs
  • Prevents bathroom queues from forming and saves time
  • Provides a spare toilet should somebody be using the bath or shower
  • Guests have an extra toilet
  • Helpful for elderly or less mobile family members
  • Perfect for small children.

We hope this article has opened your eyes to the many benefits of installing a downstairs cloakroom.

If you need any cloakroom inspiration, the award-winning specialist team at Modern Homes can design and install the downstairs bathroom you’re looking for. Our specialists have been fitting cloakrooms across Warwickshire for over 50 years. Just get in touch to discuss how we can help.