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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!

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:

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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