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Extending the bathroom... Or not.

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iskra Wed 29-Jun-11 16:06:21

We are doing up a house with a small bathroom in bad nick. Looks like we are going to have to replace it (argh). It is small, but fits a bath, toilet & basin in with a bathmat sized bit of floor. However we could extend it out into the bedroom... The bedroom next to it is a v small double room. We were planning on using it as a guest room - there are 4 bedrooms & a study, 2 children (one in utero!), so we would be fine without it... But I'm not keen on losing the room. Does it reduce or increase value to have a bigger bathroom & smaller bedroom (of 4)? What space saving tricks are there for small bathrooms?

sooz28 Wed 29-Jun-11 17:55:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ponks Wed 29-Jun-11 23:32:44

It may not increase value for resale but would it increase value in how you used the house? How often do you use a guest bedroom compared with how often you use a bathroom? Bigger bathroom likely to be useful with 2 children?
Would you be able to have a separate shower and a nice big bath?
We are also renovating but with a view to living in the house rather than selling. We have the tiniest bathroom (1.7x1.7 with a sloping roof) and are extending into the next bedroom making it a single. It still won't make the bathroom anything like a good size and no room for separate shower sad but it will feel less claustrophobic.

mathanxiety Thu 30-Jun-11 00:45:11

Is there any way you could make two bathrooms instead of just one? Could you have a very small bathroom with a square stand in-shower (no bathtub), toilet and sink plus the original bathroom? Two bathrooms make a house very liveable even if one is tiny.

Kveta Thu 30-Jun-11 12:00:33

we have a tiny bathroom (5' by 5'3 I think) and managed to fit a shower bath plus sink and bog in it. It's fine so far (actually it's LOVELY so far, after a week without a bathroom!), but we only got it fitted 2 weeks ago! We went with Homebase for the fitting (which I'm in two minds about recommending - they weren't exactly bad, but they were the first builders we've experienced, so we don't know how they compare to the norm!) and the bath we got is a nice size despite being a 1.5 metre length one.

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