Ask Kate: Where should we put our second toilet?
Q. Hi Kate, we need another toilet. Should we add it to an already cramped bathroom or create a new space using the hallway at front door. This would allow it to be between 2 bedrooms but would lose us an exit there are 3 exits at present. Grandson a builder so framing etc not a problem. Would be dearer plumbing. Thanks, Patricia.
A. Hi Patricia, thank you for sharing your question. It is certainly always helpful to have a second toilet to a house. I’m assuming that you already have one separate toilet on its own. If your bathroom is cramped because it is poorly laid out then I would suggest modernising the bathroom and including a toilet in it.
Adding a Powder Room in your hallway area sounds like it would work space wise – however I think reducing an exit and creating a new room requiring plumbing are both things that would require council consent.
Perhaps you could add a toilet to your laundry or garage? Definitely an option if they already have plumbing.
Sorry I can’t answer this specifically – it’s hard without seeing a floorplan of your house.
Thanks and good luck.
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