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How many loos would you expect in a 5 bedroom house?
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BarkingHat · 07/08/2020 08:05

We’ve got an en-suite, a family bathroom with loo and a loo with no basin next to that.

The loo with no basin is getting removed to putin new hot water cylinder.

Thinking about putting one in downstairs but it won’t be particularly easy as no headroom under the stairs for one so will have to make space elsewhere. Probably mean a smaller utility.

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SnuggyBuggy · 07/08/2020 08:06

If I was buying a 5 bed house I think I'd want at least a downstairs toilet.

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justanotherneighinparadise · 07/08/2020 08:06

I’d expect a toilet downstairs and family bathroom upstairs and an en-suite.

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ShouldWeChangeTheBulb · 07/08/2020 08:07

2 absolute minimum. Preferably family bathroom, en-suite to master bedroom and downstairs loo.
If you have the space I would put a downstairs loo in.

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MrsElijahMikaelson1 · 07/08/2020 08:07

One downstairs toilet, one family bathroom and two en-suite bathrooms

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BendingSpoons · 07/08/2020 08:08

I'd expect 3, 1 downstairs, main bathroom and ensuite.

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ShadowsInTheDarkness · 07/08/2020 08:08

We have 2 and it's fine. Downstairs shower room with loo and upstairs family bathroom with loo. I personally dislike en suites, I'd rather keep the toilet far away from the space where I relax and sleep.

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Findahouse21 · 07/08/2020 08:08

3 minimum. The 1 we are buying is 5 beds 4 loos (2 biggest bedrooms are en suite) so great for guests

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Aroundtheworldin80moves · 07/08/2020 08:08

I would expect a downstairs toilet.
Plus at least two bathrooms (with a bath in at least one, and shower in both) upstairs.

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homemadecommunistrussia · 07/08/2020 08:08

Two, but then I have never lived in a house with more than one, it seems the height of luxury. Grin

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Chasingsquirrels · 07/08/2020 08:08

3 - downstairs, main bathroom & en-suite.
The downstairs would be a definate though.
Lots have more en-suite now.

In your layout I wouldn't be bothered about losing the no-basin loo, I wouldn't think it adds much real use or value?

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CeciCC · 07/08/2020 08:09

Hi. I would expect 2 full bathrooms (both with loos) and a cloakroom.

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KingOfDogShite · 07/08/2020 08:10

I wouldn’t buy a house without a downstairs toilet but I’d be happy with any house having a family bathroom and a downstairs loo. I’m not an enormous fan of en-suites.

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JoJoSM2 · 07/08/2020 08:10

Minimum a downstairs loo, en suite and main bathroom so 3. Ideally, an extra bathroom making it 4.

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RemyHadley · 07/08/2020 08:11

I wouldn’t buy a family house without a downstairs toilet (or obvious space to put one).

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AlwaysLatte · 07/08/2020 08:12

3 - decent sized family bathroom upstairs, en-suite to the main bedroom and a cloakroom downstairs.

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RJnomore1 · 07/08/2020 08:12

Minimum of 3 but ideally 4

Downstairs loo, family bath, master en-suite and a second en-suite or jack and Jill. I was put off any lovely houses when we moved last year by a lack of loos.

I’d say the downstairs is pretty non negotiable but a no basin loo wouldn’t be ideal either, where do you wash hands at present.
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Mumdiva99 · 07/08/2020 08:14

We have a 5 bed, 2 ensuite, a downstairs and a family bathroom. (Tbh we only got the 5th bedroom because there was an ensuite and it's for the parents if they need to live with us later, or if the kids have a partner and child here. Otherwise we would have just bought a 4 bed with 3 loos.

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Judashascomeintosomemoney · 07/08/2020 08:14

Definitely three, in whatever combination, and definitely one of those downstairs.

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Aroundtheworldin80moves · 07/08/2020 08:14

I would chose 2 family bathrooms upstairs over family and ensuite, especially if there were permanent residents in all bedrooms (if it was parents and two kids, ensuite plus family is fine).

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JMG1234 · 07/08/2020 08:15

I have four, though the one on the top floor is only used by guests. I'd definitely expect a downstairs loo though.

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notheragain4 · 07/08/2020 08:17

3, downstairs toilet, main bathroom and en-suite/second bathroom. 1 bathroom wouldn't seem enough for a 5 bed.

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FAQs · 07/08/2020 08:17

My 3 bed house has 3 so I’d expect that as a min on a 5 bed. Apart from a much older or listed property.

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Hardbackwriter · 07/08/2020 08:18

I'd want a downstairs loo but I absolutely hate the current mania for putting in endless en suites - unless the bedrooms are massive it just ends up with a poky bedroom and then a shit poky little bathroom. When we were looking at new houses recently so many of them had given up loads of useful space to put in multiple en suites, all of which would have felt like showering in a coffin.

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yomellamoHelly · 07/08/2020 08:20

We have 4 - one of which is downstairs. Would not want less than 3 in that size house.

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Dotinthecity · 07/08/2020 08:22

We have an ensuite, a family bathroom and a downstairs loo. If we weren't on 4 floors, I could do without the entire but wouldn't want to be without our downstairs loo.

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