An extra toilet room can be a great addition to any home; especially convenient for large family households or for those who like to entertain guests. The same rules apply here as with renovating any other room in the house and as always, preparation is a huge factor. Household cloakroom toilets are very useful; well positioned (as they are normally located on the ground floor of a house and usually used only for storage) and large enough to install at least a new toilet and washing basin. Taking advantage of these rooms and using them to their full potential can leave many homeowners quite pleased and content with their renovation results.
The key to creating cloakroom toilets is space management; planning far ahead and measuring the dimensions of the room can help massively later on when shopping for toilet and sink units. This can prevent mistakes and an overcrowding of fixtures when during installation. Be sure to take exact measurements of the room and keep these figures handy when shopping for and measuring toilets, washing basins (and even showers if you’re lucky enough to have the extra space!).
There are many products available to you which can give you all the amenities of a regular bathroom on a slightly smaller scale. Find correct measurements for all desired fixtures and units and consider how much room they will take up. Cloakroom toilets should ideally fit nicely into the corner or against the wall; avoid having them positioned to far into the middle of the room to save extra space.
A great way of adding a spacious feel to smaller rooms is by letting natural light into the area. Consider adding a small window if you have the means to do so, this can not only let in fresh air to air out the room and keep it fresh but it also allows the light to illuminate the room and create a larger feel. Adding smaller features can help to save son space; instead of adding a large towel rail, just add a wall mounted hook or hoop to hang hand towels on. Add a small waste bin rather than a full sized one; save space wherever possible to make the most of a renovated cloakroom bathroom.
Finally, be sure to add a sturdy lock to the bathroom door; when it comes down to it a bathroom is a bathroom and visitors would not want to compromise on privacy no matter what the location of the bathroom.