Too many toilets?

(16 Posts)
lboogy Mon 14-Sep-20 18:41:59

I'm extending - out and up.

At the moment we only have 1 toilet.

We are extending our to put a downstairs toilet. I'll build an office outside at the back of the garden and put a toilet in there.

And then up in the loft we're getting an new room and en-suite.

Is 4 toilets too many? DH has got this weird instance that we don't need a toilet in the office. He doesn't work from home so not sure what is issue is.

Is he right or is it overkill on the toilets ?

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Varjakpaw Mon 14-Sep-20 18:43:52

A toilet in the garden room would make it easier to use as a guest suite in the future. We have four toilets in a 4 bed house. It never feels like too many.

zaphodbeeble Mon 14-Sep-20 18:45:01

We’ve got 4, downstairs loo, main bathroom and 2 en suites.

Bluntness100 Mon 14-Sep-20 18:46:04

We have three /four bedrooms (one we don’t use as a bedroom) and one on every floor. I can’t see four as over kill if it’s in the garden room. In fact I think it’s a great idea.

Pipandmum Mon 14-Sep-20 18:46:38

I have a four bed house and have three full bathrooms and a loo. Makes sense to me.

JoJoSM2 Mon 14-Sep-20 18:50:03

Sounds right to me.

However, is it about the cost of digging up the garden for a soil pipe etc? It sounds potentially costly to get that loo in the garden room.

FlumpetCrumpet Mon 14-Sep-20 18:50:23

We looked at a new build a while back that had an ensuite to each of the 4 bedrooms, plus a family bathroom, plus a downstairs cloakroom. Unless there was a history of mass outbreaks of the squits in the area that felt like too many. I think you're fine and you'd regret not putting on in the office when you have to walk through the rain in winter numerous times a day for a wee.


lboogy Mon 14-Sep-20 19:22:01

Thanks everyone. Toilet in the garden room it is

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Sitdowncupoftea Tue 15-Sep-20 18:13:09

I have 4 bathrooms to me its a complete pain. I always have cleaned and hoovered full house daily. Personally I think 4 is too many but it depends how large your family is.

Batshitbeautycosmeticsltd Tue 15-Sep-20 18:16:00

No such thing as too many toilets. Bloody hate homes with not enough toilets in them. 4 sounds great for the size of the home. Would definitely put one in the office.

petherbridge Tue 15-Sep-20 18:17:16

Composting loo in the garden room.

Murmurur Tue 15-Sep-20 18:17:23

Presumably you have priced up getting the loo put into the garden office. I don't think 4 is too many, but I would need to be convinced that the loo in the garden was worth the cost of installing & plumbing it.

Swiftnicola Tue 15-Sep-20 18:18:02

One on each floor plus en suite sounds perfect

Batshitbeautycosmeticsltd Tue 15-Sep-20 18:19:23


Composting loo in the garden room.

Why? It's not at all difficult to plumb in a flushing toilet in a garden office.

ProperVexed Tue 15-Sep-20 18:27:23

I've got five! You can never have too many}

FlamedToACrisp Tue 15-Sep-20 21:14:08

I wouldn't bother with the one in the garden room.

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