Small ensuite bathrooms are really becoming the norm in many new builds which incorporate them as standard for the master bedroom. Once you’ve tried an ensuite, either at home or in a hotel, you’ll never want to go back to padding along a dark hallway in the middle of the night. If you need even more incentive to invest in an ensuite, they are one of the best ways to add value to your home.
“There’s no space for one” you say? Don’t be silly: if you already have space perfect for a small ensuite, or you really want an ensuite but you’re just unsure of where you can fit one, this article will help you generate some design ideas to help you fit an ensuite into a small space.
Benefits of an Ensuite
Boost Value and Demand for your Home.
Small ensuites can dramatically improve the standard of your home, therefore adding to the value of your property and will then in turn, increase the demand for your home if you ever decide to sell.
Private Space for More ‘Me Time’
If you are currently sharing the family bathroom, you’re probably sharing the space with other members of your family, so it more than likely that you desire your own small ensuite, where you can design and display everything exactly as you like.
An ensuite is more private and personal. You can create your own atmosphere as there is a lesser chance that members of the family or guests will use it.
A Valuable Time Saver
If part of your morning routine is waiting around for the bathroom to be free for you to get ready, having an ensuite will save you a lot of time.
If you’ve got kids, as they get older, it is without doubt that their time in the bathroom will get longer. Having a small ensuite will speed up your morning routine and will make all the difference between being late and being on time - whether that be getting to work or getting the kids to school.
So now you’re aware of what you’re missing out on, let’s get to the useful stuff - ensuite bathroom ideas !
A Small Ensuite in a Cupboard
It was good enough for Narnia and it’s perfect for an ensuite.
Older houses often have built in cupboards which are used for either storage or wardrobes. These same cupboards can easily accommodate a shower, and then all you need is a little space for the toilet and the sink.
Ensuite in the Corner of Your Room
Placing a toilet in the corner of your master bedroom - it doesn’t sound ideal at first. But, you could place a roll top bath in the corner of your room to achieve the best bedroom you’ve ever been in.
A Mini Ensuite in an Alcove
Like pennies in the couch, if you root around and turn over a few things, there’s treasure to be found. Your prize to find - is floorspace.
Older houses often have alcoves, so rather than jamming a dresser in it, you can harness this valuable space by using it as a foundation for a small ensuite. You’ll be surprised just how little floor space you really need.
Ensuite in the Fireplace
Chimney sweeps lament, that huge pile of bricks in your bedroom is probably a waste of space.
If you have a chimney breast in the bedroom that is no longer in use, this can be taken out to create more space that you can then use for your ensuite. This will be a messy job, but a really messy job that’s worth it. You’ll be surprised by how much space the leftover hollow tower of soot can take up.
Shop for Cloakroom Furniture
For a small ensuite, it makes sense to shop for furniture meant for small bathrooms and cloakrooms, so “cloakroom basins”, “cloakroom toilets”, etc are the sort of things you should be on the lookout for.
Make it Happen
If you want a small ensuite, you can make it happen. With careful planning and consideration you can make use of new designs and product to expand any space.
If you are building an ensuite from scratch, it is paramount that you check your building regulations. All electrics, plumbing, ventilation, drainage and glass used me regulations and UK safety standards. You can check here for building regulations and how to apply for them.
A Final Word...
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