Planning an ensuite for your home

Adding an ensuite bathroom to your home not only improves your living, it can also add great value to the property. Ensuites can be quite small so they are easy to fit into existing spaces or a small extension. But if you are planning an ensuite there are a few things to think about.

The first is to think about where it is going to go. Most ensuites are attached to the master bedroom, to create a private bathroom separate from the family bathroom.

However, some people choose to add ensures to a guest room, making that area self-contained, or between two bedrooms to maximise use.

If your master bedroom is big enough, an ensuite can be added into the existing space by sectioning off part of the bedroom. Remember if you are planning to sell the house in the future not to compromise the bedroom space too much.  Alternatively, if the room next door is quite big you could extend into that room slightly.

Converting part of a large walk-in wardrobe is another option to create your ensuite.

If you don’t quite have enough space then adding a small extension will give you the space you need without compromising your section too much.

Planning an ensuite to fit in a small space

If you don’t have a lot of room there are plenty of things you can do to make the area feel more spacious

  • Opt for wall hung toilet and wall hung vanity units to make the floor space seem bigger.
  • Clever choices of tapware can help you choose a smaller vanity unit
  • Choose a sliding door rather than a standard door
  • Choose a frameless glass shower which gives a more spacious feel
  • Pick flooring and tiles carefully. Small tiles or busy patterns can make the room seem smaller.

Build Right can help you make the most of your ensuite renovation

We’ve been building new homes and renovating existing homes in Auckland for more than a decade, and we have plenty of experience in creating great new spaces from old ones.

If you are planning an ensuite, talk to us early on. We can help you ensure that your renovation or extension ideas are practical and likely to work within your budget. Depending on the scale of your plans we may also be able to work with you so you can live in your home while the renovations are done.

Remember that any work done that includes adding features like toilets and plumbing will need consent from the local authority. We can help you work through this process.

Contact us today to discuss your plans.

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