Dreaming Of An Epic Ensuite Bathroom? Here's How You Do It

by - 5/31/2017 06:34:00 AM

There’s something of a myth about ensuite bathrooms in that many people believe they are only for a) wealthy households or b) for people who live in large homes. But the reality is that neither of these supposed facts is true. With a little research, you’ll soon find that ensuite bathrooms are more than affordable, especially if you consider they can be a significant investment that adds value to your home. And with a little ingenuity and planning, you can fit an ensuite into the smallest of bedrooms. Here’s how you can get started.
Before you get started
While it is possible to build an ensuite in almost any home, be careful with your space. In some cases, you might end up devaluing your home, rather than increasing your asking price. For example, if you decide to install a bathroom in a large master bedroom just because you feel like it, it isn’t likely to do you any favours in the housing market. According to advice from https://www.houzz.co.uk/ideabooks/53129417/list/bathroom-planning-10-common-design-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them, it’s important to speak with your architect, designer, or building team before you go ahead with your plans.

Planning your ensuite
Once you have established that an ensuite will be a good idea, it’s time to start planning. As we discussed in the introduction, a small bedroom might need a little more planning or work, but it still a viable option. You can consider breaking down a wall and using additional space from the next door bedroom or hallway, for example, or even create a wall space from scratch. And there are plenty of ensuites that are made from glass panels these days, so that is another space saving option, too.
Space is imperative
Unless you are lucky enough to have vast swathes of room for an ensuite, it’s best to think of how you can best utilize your space. As https://www.bathroomtakeaway.co.uk/baths/shower-baths/all-shower-baths point out, a shower and bath combination is perfect for ensuites, and you can also decide to forego the tub altogether. Plus, of course, if you have a compact little room you might be better off with a small corner toilet.

Plumbing problems
One area which might be concerning you is your plumbing. Obviously, you will need a professional to come and check your pipes and waterworks, but it’s only in rare cases that they won’t be able to connect your water and toilet to your current system.
Once you get started on the work, bear in mind that your building team will cause a fair amount of disruption. It’s always best to think about keeping out of their way as much as possible - especially if you have kids. Also, before you choose your builders, make sure you ask around and find a reputable firm. You don’t want to be in a situation where the firm does a little bit of work here and there while focusing on other jobs - it could take months, rather than weeks.
As you can see, ensuites aren’t just for the wealthy or those blessed with large amounts of space. And given that an extra bathroom could add value to your home, why not give it serious thought?

You May Also Like