When in your backyard gardening, relaxing, or doing outdoor work, it can be a real inconvenience to go inside your home every time you need to use the restroom — especially if you’re sweaty and dirty from yard work. It’s times like these that having a functioning bathroom in your shed could be a huge help.
Here is what you need to know if you’re interested in converting part of your shed into a bathroom.
While you should always check with your HOA or local permitting office before building structures or extensions on your property, most have no problem with you adding a bathroom in a shed. However, there are a few things that you must consider before getting started: space and plumbing.
One of the most important considerations you must make before installing a bathroom in a shed is if you have the space for it. A shed bathroom will require a partition wall, which can take up quite a bit of shed space. Before moving forward with your plans, decide whether your current shed has the space or if you need to upgrade to a bigger shed that can accommodate a bathroom.
After you’ve obtained a shed with bathroom space, your next step is deciding what type of bathroom you’ll want in your shed. The different types of bathrooms vary in how they function (i.e., if they require plumbing or not). Your two main bathroom in a shed options include:
– Running water and drainage pipes to your shed is the more traditional However, such a project requires quite a bit of work and materials, which can get costly. Thus, many opt for a non-traditional method for their shed bathroom.
– Another method is to install a waterless composting This toilet requires no water, as anything emptied into the toilet will simply be collected and broken down into a tank. The only inconvenience with waterless composting toilets is that they usually have to be emptied on a monthly basis.
If you want a quality, spacious shed that can easily support a bathroom, contact Superior Sheds.
At Superior Sheds, we have a number of different shed models that can perfectly accommodate a bathroom in a shed, including our Bungalow, Cabana, Country Inn, and Double Wide models. Our experienced staff can help you design and install the perfect shed for you that is both stylish and affordable.
For more information on our available shed bodies, roofs, trims, and colors, contact Superior Sheds today at 1-877-439-7433 to start discussing your specific building requirements.