5 Reasons Why an Outdoor Bathroom Should Be Included in Your Outdoor Living Room Addition

May 4, 2023 Outdoor Living

When creating the ultimate outdoor oasis, an outdoor bathroom can add a touch of luxury and convenience. Having a bathroom outdoors adds value to your home and provides additional comfort and convenience. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of building an outdoor bathroom and why it could be the perfect addition to your patio.

Convenience

One of the primary benefits of an outdoor bathroom is its convenience. Whether entertaining guests or simply relaxing in your outdoor space, an outdoor bathroom eliminates the need to go back and forth between the indoor bathroom and the patio. This gives you complete freedom to enjoy the outdoors.

Privacy

Another great benefit of an outdoor bathroom is the added privacy it offers. When you’re hosting guests, an outdoor bathroom can provide a level of privacy that you may not have with an indoor bathroom. This added privacy can help your guests feel more comfortable and at ease, making your outdoor space more inviting and enjoyable.

Design Options

When it comes to designing your outdoor bathroom, the options are endless. From sleek and modern to rustic and charming, you can create a design that complements your patio and fits your style. In addition, you can choose from various materials, such as stone, wood, or concrete, to create a look that seamlessly blends in with your outdoor space.

Fitting Your Needs

Not only can an outdoor bathroom fit the design of your backyard, but it can also be designed to fit the needs of your space. If you have a pool, add a non-slip floor and a shower to wash off. If you have pets in your household, you can add a basin to make washing them a breeze. Whatever you use your backyard for, there’s an outdoor addition that can fit your needs best.

Increase Home Value

Adding an outdoor bathroom to your patio can also increase the value of your home. Outdoor living spaces are becoming increasingly popular, and a well-designed outdoor bathroom can be a significant selling point for potential buyers. It adds an extra level of convenience and luxury and shows that you’ve invested in your home and are committed to creating an enjoyable outdoor living space.

An outdoor bathroom is an excellent addition to any backyard. It provides convenience and privacy and adds value to your home. With so many design options, you can create a space tailored to your style and complement your outdoor living space. If you’re considering adding an outdoor bathroom to your patio, work with a professional company to ensure the design and construction are done to the highest standards.

Where’s Your Bathroom?

May 29, 2018 Outdoor Living
We asked our Texas Custom Patio Project Managers what commonly asked questions they recieved?  Here’s what Dean had to offer up…

Commonly asked questions re: adding a restroom:

– I have a pool and want a place for guests to use the restroom without tracking water through the house, but how much does adding an outdoor restroom cost?
– Where should we put it?
– How big should it be?
– I just want a place for guests to rinse off, can we just have a shower head somewhere?

Answers to the above:

 – Outdoor bathrooms average about $15-$20K. There are exceptions where some bathrooms are more or less than that, but this is the average range. Included in that $15-$20K is roughly an 8×6 bathroom with a sink, toilet, and maybe a stand up shower unit. It will have foundation depth concrete, exterior walls to match or complement existing home finishes, shingled roof, plumbing/vents, at least one frosted window for natural light and finished/painted interior with trim.
 – Typically you want to put the bathroom off to the side of the property or connected to the end of a patio cover so it is out of the way. Location may also be dictated by the location of the sewer clean out pipe that we would have to tie into. The closer to the clean out pipe, the more cost effective we can be on the plumbing.
 – Yes, we can add just a shower head for guests to rinse off. We can also build a privacy wall if requested for the showering area.

Pros to adding a bathroom:

– Convenient restroom for guests both in and out of the pool
– You don’t have to let people into your house to use the restroom
– Convenient to wash off the chlorine smell after getting out of the pool
– Additional place to store towels or pool toys

Potential Hang-ups:

– Tying into the sewer may be difficult or may be completely unreachable
– The cost may be higher than expected for homeowners. When we build a bathroom, we are building a really small house. That one room needs to be vented, sealed to stay dry, and should also have some temperature control unit. If you don’t air condition that bathroom space, it will feel like a sauna in the middle of the summer.
– With a pool and patio cover, you may not have enough space or the right location to be able to add a bathroom
– Cost vs. value is not equal
But what doesn’t hurt is to ask!  We are happy to come out, take a look and give you a free estimate!

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We had very high expectations when Texas Custom Patios began construction on our back patio space. Because our roofline has a steep pitch and the odd location of our chimney, we were concerned about whether the addition would flow seamlessly with the rest of the roofline. Steven and his crews far exceeded our expectations. Professional and attentive to our concerns, Texas Custom Patios created the outdoor space we’ve always wanted – only better.

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