2 April 2019
When it comes to en-suite bathroom ideas, the design will be dictated by the size of the available space. Generally, a standard en-suite would be approximately 1200mm wide x 2100mm long, and would consist of:
> A wet room, walk-in shower cubicle or shower enclosure
> Wall hung basin and WC
> Modular fitted furniture for storage
Along with the above, a number of space-saving design and decoration tricks can also be incorporated, in order to make the best use of the available space.
An en-suite bathroom is a bathroom that is directly connected to a bedroom. In other words, two rooms that are accessible to each other without the need to navigate externally to them.
An en-suite bathroom can be directly linked to any bedroom within a property. This could be a master bedroom or guest bedroom. Furthermore, an en-suite bathroom can also be shared by two bedrooms. It’s often used as a central divide and can still be classed as an en-suite to both rooms.
The average size of an en-suite bathroom is approximately 1200mm wide x 2100mm long. Bearing this in mind, en-suite bathrooms typically consist of a shower solution in order to make the most of the small space.
Accordingly, here are a few en-suite bathroom space saving ideas for you to consider.
There are a plethora of tray sizes available in both walk-in shower cubicles and shower enclosures. For this reason, you’re bound to find a solution available to fit your size requirements. Similarly, and due to their ‘bespoke’ and ‘purpose built’ properties, a wet room could also be easily adapted to fit your available space.
When it comes to finding a suitable shower solution for your en-suite bathroom it really does come down to personal preference. We'd recommend you navigate the following pages to gain a better understanding of the features and benefits of each before making your decision:
When it comes to choosing your en-suite sanitary ware we'd strongly recommend you consider wall hung fixtures and fittings. Modern in design, wall hung basins and WCs are installed off the floor which in turn opens up the visible space. This makes the room feel bigger than it actually is.
Wall hung fixtures are a fantastic small en-suite bathroom design trick; they provide the illusion of space. In addition, they make cleaning considerably easier.
Wall hung modular furniture units are a perfect storage option for a small en-suite. They come in the form of a vanity basin unit and/or a matching free standing cabinet. Wall hung to showcase the available floor space, a modular vanity unit serves multiple purposes, offering a storage solution and a washing facility in one.
There are a number of design tricks you can incorporate into the finishing touches and decoration of your en-suite bathroom to provide the illusion of additional space.
In conjunction with installing wall hung fixtures, fittings and sanitary ware options, try out using the following:
1. Glass enclosures
2. Chrome fixtures
These are a fantastic way to bounce light around the room, making the space feel open, airy and light.
In addition, concealing all pipework and surfaces by constructing a boxed-in effect will make a small room feel spacious, through the creation of clean lines and a maintenance-free finish.
Similarly, bespoke niches can be incorporated into the shower area in order to provide a shelving for beauty products and cosmetics. Taking these off the floor or out of a shower will again provide additional space, making the en-suite look tidier and less cluttered.
The cost of renovating your en-suite bathroom will cost between £6,000 and £8,000. Subject to your final choices, our costs are based on a fully project-managed design and installation service. This offers added peace of mind, from concept to completion and aftercare.
Contractor depending, it's possible to have works completed for less than this amount. By designing the room yourself, sourcing your own products and contacting the relevant tradespeople you may be able to save yourself up to £2,000. With that saving however, comes the requirement of project managing and coordinating the works yourself. Likewise, you would have to deal with any issues as and when they arise. These could arise before, during or after works are complete.
Adding an en-suite bathroom to your home can boost the value of your property by up to 10%, according to Virgin Money. However, whether renovating an existing room, or building anew, both require upfront investment which you want to ensure you make a return on.
Firstly, where and how are you thinking of building one?
For example - do you have a large master bedroom that you’re wanting to take a corner off, build some stud walls and create your en-suite bathroom in this space? Or are you wanting to knock through your bedroom wall to an adjoining box room and convert the unused space into an en-suite facility? Whatever you’re thinking, there are different cost implications involved.
Secondly, consider where your existing services are. These are:
> The soil pipe
> Hot and cold water feeds
> Electrical outlets
All of the above could also alter the costs quite considerably.
Consequently, we'd state that to build an en-suite bathroom, the cost would typically range from £10,000 to £14,000 fully built. This estimate considers all options discussed and eventualities which may occur as well as the bathroom being fully designed and fitted. However, these costs could be reduced to between £8,000 and £12,000, contract depending. Due to the nature of the work we'd always strongly recommend you thoroughly evaluate all your options.
More Bathrooms, part of the Passmore Group, is Yorkshire's only5* rated bathroom design and installation company. Making dream bathrooms, shower rooms, en-suites and cloakrooms a reality, we are extremely proud of the exceptional service we continuously deliver from design right through to installation and after care.