Hi, I'm hoping to get some ideas on how to update a bathroom/toilet and laundry.
Currently our only bathroom and the only toilet are independent. We are thinking of updating this so that we have an ensuite (bathroom - includes toilet) and the main bathroom ( with toilet) separately by converting the laundry.
Please see the flow plan below. I have also included the measures of the existing areas.
State at present:
Since we just purchased the property we need to find the most optimum and affordable solution to make this project a reality. FYI the house is a single story house with a concerete floor.
Really appreciate your support in achieving this, may be in stages as our budget is pretty tight.
Our current thoughts are as follows: (please feel free to provide your feedback)
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Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. It seems your photos didn't upload to the site correctly, which might have been why other members haven't yet responded in my absence.
Could you please have another go at adding some photos to your post or to a reply below? Some images and the floorplan will really help other community members see what you are working with and provide more specific advice.
Please let me know if you have any trouble adding the photos. Please use the Upload Images button as cutting and pasting from elsewhere isn't currently supported (we are working on adding support for cutting and pasting at the moment...)
I am also happy to tag some other members with experience in renovations to provide assistance.
Thanks for your patience,
Hi again @SammyE,
Thanks for uploading the photos again.
Do you want to provide a rough budget? It might help members to provide more specific advice.
At a quick glance, your plans for the Ensuite make sense and will give it more functionality. What are your plans for storage? Will you install a big bath to give you enough room to shower in it? Have you considered a double vanity - it looks like you could fit one and will give you greater functionality as well as resale value.
What's the reason for moving the Passage entry? Leaving it where it is allows a guest to go straight to the Toilet without having to pass Bed 2 and Laundry. I'd add in a small sink and mirror (like a Powder Room) so it's a one stop shop for guests.
You could even add a door to that Passage entry to give some privacy to Bed 2 - particularly handy to block out noise if it's used as a kid's bedroom. If you do add a door to it, before you move it to be opposite the Laundry door, consider the door chaos this will create with 3 doors in the same area. You'll find this location inconvenient as the only way to avoid chaos in the Passage itself (with the door opposite Laundry) will be to have it open into the Living area which is likely undesirable. Opening in the the left interferes with Bed 2 and opening in to the right requires you to walk in, then past the door (toward the Toilet) before being able to close it. IMO leaving it where it is would be best if you add a door/
Thanks a lot for replying. You're the first to respond and it means a lot. So here are the answers.
Many thanks Jason! Sorry for the delay in getting back. A rough budget would be about 20k? Do you think it’s reasonable?
Hello @redracer01 ,
Really appreciate your advice mate. In fact, I've had the same concerns about the window and the position of the bath. Here’s our newest plan.
1. Remove the bath and place a toilet there. No other major changes, only replacing the vanity and may be a frameless shower screen apart from tiling & painting. I believe this would make things a little easier to get that sewer pipe as it’s the closest possible to the current toilet. Do you think that's a better idea?
2. Keep the current toilet as it is and build the second bathroom around it. So, a bath would go in there. If the space allows it, we’d like to have a separate shower, too. If not so, we'll manage with a shower rate bath.
3. As per this plan, we can leave the laundry as it is and renovate it at a latter stage.
We're looking forward to seeing your plans. We do appreciate your expert advice to plan it the most affordable way. Also, we are going to continue to live here while renovation's happening. So I guess they could add the toilet to the existing bathroom first, close its entry from passage and then start work on the second bathroom. Would that be feasible?
Hi @redracer01 ,
Hope you’re well but busy I suppose. We are looking forward to seeing your drawings, whenever you’re done mate. No pressure. Could you also give us a rough calculation of expenses please?
One more question, a couple of plumbers I spoke to discouraged using Bunnings tiles saying they can crack after some time. What’s your opinion?