So we're getting our bathroom done. It's pretty small and to make extra space the builder's pushing us to re-hang the door so it opens outwards into the landing. Is that a bit weird? There's enough space on the landing and we almost always leave it open anyway but I'm envisioning some comedy slapstick door-opens-in-the-toddler's-face moments. Does anyone else's bathroom door open outwards? When you come to buy our house, will you think we're odd?
Our old place had three doors which opened into the hall. Hall was massive and it did mean the rooms had more useable space. Thought it was weird to start with but it didnt put us off buying the place.
We did this with the door to the ensuite in our old house. It used to open into the bathroom, meaning you had to walk round it to get to the loo, it did my head in. One day I had a lightbulb moment and told DH to change it so it opened into the bedroom instead. It didn't seem weird at all after a couple of days, and when we tried to sell the house, nobody commented on it. Go for it!
There are many, many, many weird things about our house (the fact that some rooms have no lighting, the trapdoors between the ground floor and the first floor, the bricked up cellar, etc ...), but the fact the bathroom door opens out into the hall is not one of them.
I would be interested in knowing more about sliding doors? I cant have my door swinging into the hall as there is not enough room. we have a bathroom with a separate wc and would love to put a basin in with the separate wc too but currently havent the room as the door is in the way
Anyone know if sliding doors are costly? are a lot of work to fit and where they are bought and are they modern?
We've got a bi-fold door, which enabled us to move the sink around and make better use of the space in our teeny bathroom. You can end up with un-lockable issues, but it hasn't been a problem yet. If the door's shut, you don't go in.