Looking for advice on bathroom and laundry layout.
Do I keep as 2 rooms or open up for a larger space.
Wanting to ensure wheelchair friendly for future proofing
Only keeping bath for resale
I have just renovated and removed the laundry from the bathroom. If someone is using bathroom there is nothing more annoying than not being able to access the laundry. Also did this on the advice from real estate and is wanted by families which might consider for future resale.
Hi Dejall, can I suggest posting plans that show the layout of the house, and adding a bit about who will use the bathroom? Perhaps also what area you’re in, and if this is a new build or a Reno etc. There are some amazing designers here on Houzz, and the more info they have, the more creative they can be.
I am a 60 year old female that lives here with 2 poodles
The ensuite is so small I use the main bathroom for showering
I have no need for a bath but think it should be retained for resale value
But saying that - I broke my foot 6 weeks ago and because the shower door is narrow could not get a plastic chair in there and did have a bath for a week until I was able to feel comfortable standing in the shower.
The kitchen is being renovated with removal of the angled wall between kitchen and living area.
The laundry tiles are loose and need replacing and there is no storage in the laundry - hence the reason for consideration of space in laundry and bathroom.
The clothes line is not in the courtyard outside the laundry so the door only serves the purpose of access to heater/garage etc
The doorway to the 3rd bedroom is being relocated to the hallway - to streamline the entry hall and make the 3rd bedroom part of the bedroom wing with closer access to the bathroom.
There are so many doors at the end of the hallway - so by making it one room - it gets rid of 2 doors.
The kitchen was stage 1 - but seems scope creep is part of a renovation.
Floating floorboards will be installed in the kitchen, living, dining - but bought enough to the do the hall if I want. Which is why I am considering what to do with bathroom and laundry before floors are installed.
I do not have formal confirmation - but have been told the internal walls are not load bearing as the roof is a truss system.
The house is on stumps not concrete slab so moving plumbing is perhaps easier?
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Looks like a great plan for your needs. If you are planning on staying there then take out the wall. I have laundry and bath combined, but my toilet gets hidden by the entry door and laundry is hidden behind Hiro sliding doors from Regency.. if you are thinking about wheel chair consider only a single sink and open bench on one side to get wheel chair under. Consider doors to keep laundry noise travelling into living area.
What if you enlarged the ensuite so it’s big enough to be useful by pinching room from the adjacent bedroom? Then some how our plan gurus here could do a combined bath/laundry so the adjacent bedroom in turn takes room from the laundry. It seems a shame to have an ensuite that you can’t use.
I wouldn't take space from the bedroom to make the ensuite bigger. The bedroom is small enough already. I think your design looks good keeping the laundry separate. If you're worried about multiple doors you could think of not having one for the laundry as there is a door to the living room that could be shut to control noise.