powered by
Discussions
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Professionals
Users
Renovating ensuite bathroom
fraserml
December 22, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Our ensuite is very small. We are getting ready to renovate. Right now half the vanity is unusable because the toilet is right beside it. How can I make better use of the space. What can I do. Should I get a smaller vanity? If so What do I put in the corner and still be able to access it?
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Butterfly Yao
how about sliding door?
December 22, 2012 at 11:56am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
wmpj
Can you take some more pictures of the bathroom so we can see what the entire bathroom looks like? What are the dimensions of the room?
December 22, 2012 at 12:21pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
orangecamera
I would keep the same size vanity, it's nice having all that counter space. In the unused area next to the toilet, I'd put in a drawer at the top area. Leave the bottom part "flat" (not door, not drawer, no opening) and mount a magazine rack.
December 22, 2012 at 12:30pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
cypress
Hello there, I would install the same size vanity for the counter space, but at the end of the cabinet, I would leave it open underneath, room enough to stash the trash can!
December 22, 2012 at 1:56pm     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
kitasei
Re Butterfly's suggestion of a sliding door, I envisioned a barn door. But can someone enlighten us as to how private they are?
December 22, 2012 at 1:57pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Dytecture
Here is an example with corner full height storage.


December 22, 2012 at 4:49pm     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
1mortoy
We had a similar layout in our bathrooms. While the counter space was great, the toilet position made it unusable. We moved the toilets to the vanity wall and installed floating cabinets ( from Ikea) that have great storage and enough counter space for essentials. In the full bath I installed side by side, recessed medicine cabinets. I have more storage than I need! The first photo is the full bath, still waiting on installation of my tile border . The second pic is the powder room.
December 22, 2012 at 7:02pm     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
danatarheel
1mortoy's suggestion is quite pretty but moving plumbing may be expensive and I'm not sure what all you actually gain other than a sense of openness and perhaps well the ability for two people to be in there at the same time...which may be helpful if you have small children. I think I agree most with Dytecture's suggestion to move the sink over to the right and store your trash can underneath and maybe a basket to hold your hair appliances (during the renovation you can have an electrical outlet installed under there as well to avoid seeing the cords). If you're adding a new wooden vanity cabinet, consider an open shelf that is high enough to store rolls of toilet paper under there as well. Then add your storage at eye level (mirror medicine cabinet, hotel towel shelf over toilet) as opposed to under the vanity which is an area that tends to be quickly neglected. Anytime you can avoid bending over and reaching in for supplies, you avoid clutter traps.
December 22, 2012 at 8:31pm     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
orangecamera
If you're having electrical work done, consider an outlet near the base of the toilet, in case you decide to add a washlet later. And speaking of toilets, I recommend you get one that is "comfort height" or ADA compliant. It is significantly more comfortable for most people.
December 24, 2012 at 6:25am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Frank Webb's Bath and Lighting Center
I would get a vanity with open shelves on the sides for storage and change the toilet to one that is higher as suggested above but also one that is narrower like this one from American Standard, it is only 14 1/2" wide!
December 24, 2012 at 7:18am   
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Renovating master bedroom and ensuite. Do I match vanity to bed timber?
Hi, Just bought a new timber bedroom suite but want...
Re-design and renovating a tiny en-suite bath.....
And I have to steal space from the closet and the guest...
Our renovator's delight before and after ensuite, took a while but ver
When we purchased the house the first two, after renovation...
Ensuite renovation
Want a Hamptons style ensuite bathroom
More Discussions
Help with my living room
Hi everyone who can help. This is my third time putting...
afraid to put wood flooring in kitchen!
We will have hickory (light, in varying shades) flooring...
5 Ingenious Places to Install a Shoe Cabinet
Http://www.bonito.in/2014/5-ingenious-places-to-install-shoe-cabinets/...
Need suggestions for area rug to match red couch and dark flooring!
We are looking for an area rug that complements the...
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.