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Fortunatepiggy Tue 26-Sep-17 21:46:47

Hi I've just had a quote to redo bathroom which desperately needs redoing after leak.

We've never spent much on it and plan is to make it a jack and jill bathroom with 2 entrances. Currently it's the family bathroom accessed off landing. Plan is to add an entrance off spare bedroom next door to make it ensuite when parents stay.

Here is my idea of layout. I've decided the door to spare room can only really go there as otherwise there will be two doors next to each other. Bedroom access is on the immediate left

What do you think. I could change the sink to be on either wall instead of corner. I'm also worried about a window being in the shower over bath but there is nowhere else to put a new bath.

Any recommendations on where to buy stuff? Recommendations of brands etc. I need a shower ( we have a combi boiler) a bath, loo, sink, towel rail, flooring


BubblesBuddy Tue 26-Sep-17 23:03:26

I would put the bath under the window with the shower head to the right. The loo could be opposite the basin. Corner basins are usually small and with your dimensions you have enough room for a decent basin on a longer wall. Decent sized basins are far more attractive than corner basins and you will get much more choice.

Always factor in storage. You could have towel storage at the end of the bath and you need a towel radiator handy for when you get out of the bath. You should have a 1800 mm bath if you can - and you have room so don't skimp.

A sink may only be 500mm deep so takes up less depth than a loo so the sink should be where the door opens or it could hit the loo when you open it. I would also recommend putting the sink on a storage unit. Look at Duravit for inspiration.

BackforGood Tue 26-Sep-17 23:08:38

I've never really 'got' the concept of a Jack and Jill Bathroom. It would be considered a real negative if I were thinking of buying a house myself.
However, if that is what you want.....

Where are things currently? It is easier for the fitters / plumbers - and therefore cheaper for you - if they can replace like with like of course.

Have you considered adding a freestanding shower ? Very popular in a lot of homes.

JoJoSM2 Tue 26-Sep-17 23:13:08

I think it'd be worth drawing it to scale so ups can get a better sense of the space.

Personally, I'd be reluctant to add another door as it does make the room awkward. Does anyone use the bathroom regularly? They might like a normal washbasin, storage and a towel tail. The extra door will really get in the way of the space being usable.

5rivers7hills Tue 26-Sep-17 23:36:22

Do you really need jack and jill? I see them as a big negative.

Fortunatepiggy Wed 27-Sep-17 05:31:03

Here is current layout.

The first is through entrance off landing at top of stairs in front of you is a loo with a window above if and sink. On the left wall was a bath ( 1700 x 75) with a shower over if ( this has just been removed as was leaking) hence thinking let's remodel whole thing! on the right wall is a window and towel rail and then you are back at the door

My proposal is to put entrance in far left corner of wall where bath / shower was as this would lead to spare room and would be ensuite when dps stay. Really door can't go anywhere else as in other room then doors would be right next to each other which might look odd.

Do you really think 2 doors would put people buying a house? Wouldn't they just block one up? I'm going to get enough tiles to do this if necessary.

Long term we plan a loft conversion so will then have master bathroom up there so then could block up landing entrance.

But at the mo need a family bathroom and bath as have ds 4 who likes a bath as do I

Reason for ensuite door is dps have more privacy when they stay ( live far away) and my dm worries about waking everyone up in the night to go to loo!

When they stay we can use our downstairs shower room

Any advice thoughts welcomed

Fortunatepiggy Wed 27-Sep-17 15:54:51

Can't believe I posted this at 5.30 am! Clearly need to get a life and stop thinking about bathrooms!

WeAllHaveWings Wed 27-Sep-17 16:54:52

Ideal standard website has a reasonably simple 3D planner where you can get a better idea of sizes and how it will look/feel. Personally I wouldn't do the extra door, very restrictive for occasional use.

Fortunatepiggy Wed 27-Sep-17 22:00:23

Thanks all. Take the point about the extra door but I think this works for us

Fortunatepiggy Thu 28-Sep-17 19:04:46

Any other advice? Have to make decisions by Monday!!


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