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Toilet in ensuite...yay or nay

(33 Posts)
ChishandFips33 Wed 13-Aug-14 23:17:26

Bounced from another ensuite thread but would you prefer a tiny master ensuite to have/not have a toilet?

There would be no compromise to storage space

marleymooo Wed 13-Aug-14 23:18:51

I think not having a toilet defeats how purpose?!

moggle Wed 13-Aug-14 23:20:29

Personally can't see the point of an ensuite without a toilet... Our 'ensuite' is just a toilet and sink though so may be biased... Also our only other toilet is downstairs so it is v handy! If we just had a shower cubicle, unfortunately I think DH would be tempted to use it as a loo... He does drink a lot of water and gets up to use the loo at least three times in the night...

makingdoo Wed 13-Aug-14 23:21:32

Definetly have a toilet in an ensuite. I love the fact that our toilet and shower is completely private. It means I can keep the main bathroom relatively clean and clutter free for visitor use.

No loo in ensuite = DH/DP peeing in sink. This would happen. confused

It would be extremely inconvenient to not have one. Our ensuite is only small, but functions perfectly well with a loo, basin and shower. I do my cat-swinging in other parts of the house.

rockybalboa Wed 13-Aug-14 23:28:25

Our ensuite IS tiny. One loo and a tiny basin. If you are over 6ft and male you'll have to open the velux window to wee. Does us just fine though. Surely no en suite ever doesn't have a loo??!

Fillybuster Wed 13-Aug-14 23:28:34

There was no toilet in the en-suite when we bought our house, and it just felt completely pointless. In fact, it took me to the 3rd viewing to notice - because I just assumed it was there somewhere!

So far, it's the only thing we have changed in our house in over 2 years...I would soooooo much rather have a loo than a cupboard...grin

rockybalboa Wed 13-Aug-14 23:46:02

I've just re-read my post. 6ft+ males would still be expected to wee into the toilet, not out of the Velux window....confused

MissBattleaxe Wed 13-Aug-14 23:49:45

An ensuite is pointless without a loo.

BackforGood Thu 14-Aug-14 00:06:06

Agree with everyone else. Pointless without a toilet.

ShadowStar Thu 14-Aug-14 00:09:32

I can't see any point in an ensuite without a toilet.

Floralnomad Thu 14-Aug-14 00:10:10

Agree with all the others , no point without a WC .

wyrdyBird Thu 14-Aug-14 00:13:43

That did conjure up quite a picture, rockybalboa grin

I agree with others OP - ensuite needs a loo.

ChishandFips33 Thu 14-Aug-14 01:09:14

Unanimous! and that the DH's must empty bowels elsewhere

If push came to shove on space I'd rather have toilet/sink ensuite than shower/sink & no loo <eyes corner of room and mentally measures up>

rocky as DH is over 6ft that brought quite a vision in mind and something he may have done in his drunken youth

burnishedsilver Thu 14-Aug-14 01:09:38

The toilet is the most important part. Especially for weak post pregnancy bladders that have you up several times a night.

Namechangearoonie123 Thu 14-Aug-14 01:15:49

Yes , but if it's in the bedroom and within 10 feet of your head no shiting in it.

Late night pees only.

DrunkenWhore Thu 14-Aug-14 01:37:38

Definitely no point in am ensuite without a loo. I love our ensuite, I get up in the night at least 3-4 times to use the loo. It's so convenient, and I know I won't wake the dds up in the middle of the night.

CrimeaRiver Thu 14-Aug-14 01:39:12

I'm afraid I'm going to buck the trend: I find something especially gross about a toilet next to a bedroom, especially if the bedroom is carpeted (for some reason) and especially of the bedroom is shared with a man.

Unless the spaces are so huge that the loo might as well be next door as in the next room, in which case knock yourself out.

Marnierose Thu 14-Aug-14 02:49:41

Of you have an ensuite I would expect a toilet. Handy for when you have guests staying.

PigletJohn Thu 14-Aug-14 07:41:39

And of course an effective extractor fan that comes on with the light switch.

PurpleWithRed Thu 14-Aug-14 07:43:03


Barbeasty Thu 14-Aug-14 07:52:36

I just don't get the argument that it is bad because it's next to a bedroom. Our "family" bathroom is between two bedrooms. How is that any better? How do you get an upstairs bathroom not next to a bedroom?

ptumbi Thu 14-Aug-14 07:56:17

It's not an en suite if it has no toilet. Otherwise it's a shower cubicle.

ThePerfectNegroni Thu 14-Aug-14 08:13:04

Yes yes yes! Toilets in. In fact my mum viewed a house last year that didn't have a loo in the ensuite and it cost the vendors the sale. She would have put an offer in if it had had a loo.

Think of the post sex walk to the loo- so much easier when you have an ensuite than having to go out of the bedroom. Imagine when the kids are teenagers and they just stare at you.

we had to put a loo in our ensuite. it is a large room so we still haven't figured out why it didn't have one. I was 8mo pregnant and heading towards a csection so it was pretty urgent to get one in. totally worth it.

and I poo in it

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