December 7, 2022

The number of bathrooms in a home is a major selling point for buyers. Most house hunters are hoping for at least two full bathrooms, but half-baths are a big plus because they’re convenient for guests and don’t compromise homeowner privacy.

If you’re a current homeowner without a half-bath, you may be wondering if adding one could improve the functionality of your home and possibly increase your value. Let’s explore this project a bit more.

What is a half-bath?

A half-bath, also known as a powder room or guest bath, has only two of the four main bathroom components—typically a toilet and sink.

Today, they’re a standard amenity in many homes, giving guests a place to freshen up while allowing us to keep our dirty laundry, prescription bottles, toiletries, etc. hidden away in our private baths.