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Amp Up Your New Construction"s Resale Value With Extra Bath Space

When the bottom fell out of the housing market, a lot of people were stuck! Stuck with over-priced houses, zero equity, maxed out second mortgages and a host of other devastating drawbacks (not to mention record foreclosures), for a while it has looked like we all might wind up being renters before long.
The end still isn't exactly in sight, but home sales have been up.
Plus, there's the added bonus that a lot of contractors and builders out there looking for work, and willing to work for a bit less JUST to be working for ANYTHING.
For those of you smart, savvy folks out there who've been pinching pennies away for the future, now is a phenomenal time to buy and build.
And you can't talk about building without talking about designing your home.
While we all have our own particular wish lists in mind when we're planning for the design of a new home, it sure helps to know from the get-go which of those design ideas will really pay off in the long run.
However, with that said, there is one design investment that you'll NEVER regret having made...
not while you're living in the home and certainly not when it comes time to sell your home further down the line: extra BATHROOMS! Think about it: There is nothing more frustrating than getting up to get ready for work, church or a night out on the town only to discover that your spouse and/or teenage children have locked themselves in the bathroom(s) with no signs of emerging any time soon.
Knocking does absolutely not good, but patience isn't exactly a virtue either...
if you sit around waiting patiently, you might never get a chance to wash up.
The best way to avoid this scenario is to plan ahead.
If you've decided to build a four bedroom, two bath home, go ahead and up your plans to a four bedroom, two and a half, two and three-quarters or three full bathroom home instead.
Not only will this foresight give your home a nice little boost when it comes time to put your custom home up on the market, it will also save you several future battles and tons of time (not to mention headaches, arguments, missed deadlines and oodles of stress!) Here are the specifics you need to know:
  • A Half Bath: A half bath is one that has a sink and a toilet, but no tub or shower stall.
  • A Three Quarter Bath: A three-quarter bath comes complete with a sink, a toilet and a shower stall, but doesn't have a bathtub.
  • A Full Bath: A full bath has it all: a sink, shower, toilet AND a full-sized tub!
Think of the big difference a simple change can make! While no one's exactly standing in line to wash all of those toilets when chore time rolls around, at least no one gets stuck waiting in line to do anything as simple as brushing their teeth either!

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