No matter how wonderful the bathroom in your NYC home may be, the odds are pretty good that only one person can use it as a time. This might not seem like that big of a deal – until you need to use the facilities at the same time another family member is using them. The larger your family is, the more problematic this becomes. Throw in the fact that there are critical times when everyone needs to get ready at once and it can be clear that one bathroom isn’t enough to meet your family’s needs.
Let’s be real: many New York City homes are on the small size. That being said, working with your NYC plumbing company, it’s often possible to add a bath or half bath to the home to make the family’s life easier. How do you know if this decision is right for you? Consider the following:
Is your current living situation going to continue long term? If you know you’re going to be moving out of your current home in the next six months to a year, it’s probably not sensible to invest in having a second toilet put in – although NYC realtors agree the presence of a second toilet can make a home far more attractive to buyers. Talk to your NYC plumbing company to get the budget numbers necessary to help you decide if this move makes sense.
Consider the age of your family members. When your children are in pre-school or elementary school, the thought of ten + years of crowded, hectic morning routines can make the case for a second bathroom clear. Don’t think you’re off the hook if your kids are bigger: children are staying in their parents’ homes longer than ever before, with many choosing to share quarters until they’re nearly thirty. Also consider your health and the health of your partner: as mobility and other health concerns become part of life, having two bathrooms easily available within the home can make life better for everyone.