If main bathroom of house was 6ft 6 x 5 ft 4 but you had a separate loo

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TKKW Mon 26-Aug-13 16:57:23

My DH and I are considering our options about having our main bathroom split into two. I am desperate to have a second loo. Even with just my DH, me and our toddler, its a nuisance having to hold in or go to the loo when someone is showering.

We have a 1930s house, its the smaller scale, 2 double bed/ box room with space for literally a single bed type, so small.

The boiler is newly installed under the stairs so we could have a double oven unit and a larger kitchen. So really there is no place for the loo to go downstairs.

If we did divide the one bathroom we have, we would have a teeny tiny separate loo room right beside the " main" bathroom.

The "main" bathroom would end up as 6 ft 6 x 5ft 4!!

The main bathroom would have a 1200mm bath with a shower over bath, as big as we can handbasin as sometimes i wash hair in ours, radiator hung upright and a loo.

It would look roughly like this except a touch smaller and our radiator would be at the left of the wash hand basin. Obviously we would have nicer tiling and and not gold coloured towels!

www.rightmove.co.uk/home-ideas/photo.html?homeImageId=21082325&searchTagIds=229%2C3961

The loo room would have to have concertina or a narrower than standard outward opening door and one of those loos with the handbasin attached like so:

www.cleverandeasy.com/Space-Saving/caroma-toilet-with-integrated-hand-basin.html

Both rooms would have windows.

Have not had a builder in yet as we are at the seriously considering stage but we have a fair idea of costs - Im guessing around £8-9k.

What do you think - would it be crazy to do this?

Bonsoir Tue 27-Aug-13 12:13:38

Your requirement and your resources (space) are, however, incompatible!

noddyholder Tue 27-Aug-13 12:15:51

I think one toilet is preferable in a big bathroom rather than a tiny bath. If its not about selling suit yourselves if it is I think its fine esp if 3rd bedroom is tiny.

TKKW Tue 27-Aug-13 12:22:47

im crying into my tea bonsoir! i want a 2nd toilet and had hoped we could just about get away with it!

Bonsoir Tue 27-Aug-13 12:29:22

We have more than one loo but DD, DP and I always choose the same one - it's the most comfortable one. We rarely have to queue. But we don't have any loos in any bathrooms - the very idea repels me...

TooMuchRain Tue 27-Aug-13 12:49:24

If you're not planning on moving then I would say go for it - but if you are thinking of selling in the next few years then I would say no, the bathroom and toilet are just going to be too small and it could put buyers off.

primallass Tue 27-Aug-13 14:10:53

Why don't you do a sketch with measurements listed and see what the MN wisdom can come up with?

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