Basement bathroom

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  1. Apr 3, 2012 #1

    Donjuan

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    Hi Everyone I am a new member

    We have a 3 piece bathroom in our basement that currently doesn't have a window in it .Since the bathroom is off a hallway ,both areas are dark most of the time,So we have to the lights when we go down there no matter what time a day it is.Does anyone think it would be a good selling point if we ever listed our house to install a window .The window company called me ,i can get a mismeasured window for a $100.00(regular $250.00)I have retired bricklayer lined up for $50.00 and about $75.00 for framing material,I think a window in the bathroom would not only bring in light butventilation and we would even save on electricity by not using the light so often
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    I'm not a big fan of little windows that don't bring in a lot of light and never get opened as is the case in most basement bathrooms, but it is a selling feature. If the ceiling joists land on this wall you will need a header so you lose the first 11 inches from the ceiling, depending on where it would be located that may not matter.
     
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    Donjuan

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    Hi Nealtw,
    Actually the window I'm looking at is 30 " W x 24 " H. I live in a raised ranch style house soo the window is high on the wall anyways.I'm sure I will use it all the time
    Donjuan
     
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    That should give you lots of light.
    BTW Welcome to the site.
     

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