Jun 30, 2019 9:52 pm
We are planning a knock down rebuild in the western suburbs of Sydney. Family of 5 (2 adults, 3 daughters). The house we have decided to build is a 4 bedder home with a study downstairs that we will use as a guest room when necessary.
Downstairs had a powder room (no shower)
Upstairs has the master ensuite, and the main bathroom as well as an additional ensuite to bedroom 2.
1. Leave as is, 3.5 baths with all showers beingupstairs
2. Add in shower to downstairs powder room (by losing some of walk in pantry space) resulting in 4 bathrooms.
3. Add in the shower downstairs and remove the second ensuite (make beds 2 and 3 bigger) to bring it back to 3 bathrooms.
The reason we are consider this downstairs option is for guests to not need to go upstairs to shower, and also if anyone for whatever reason temporarily can’t use stairs there is an accessible shower.
bedrooms are already 3.3x3.8 so making them bigger is not a must, but would just be the outcome of removing ensuite 2.
Is 4 bathrooms way too excessive?
Is a shower downstairs really necessary?
Open to any thoughts?
Re: Bathrooms... number and location2
Jul 01, 2019 11:21 am
Hi, I would say it's very subjective as to how you plan to use your home.
If you frequently have guests and extended family stay over I would likely go with a shower to the down stairs powder room. Just consider how you will handle the loss of some walk in pantry space and account for the extra cleaning of the shower.
If you rarely have guests stay over I'm sure they would be okay with using the shower upstairs. It will also reduce cleaning!
Hope this helps!
Re: Bathrooms... number and location3
Jul 01, 2019 2:40 pm
I'd strongly advise trying to future proof your home and put a full bathroom (including shower) on the ground floor. Something as simple as a broken or sprained ankle and you will be very thankful for having the option to avoid the stairs.
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