Normally we add en suites to bedrooms to make customers lives better but sometimes we do the opposite, though for similar reasons.
In this recent installation, our customers chose to make their only en suite into second house bathroom to serve their three upstairs bedrooms.
This was a great idea as the house bathroom was located downstairs, and the current layout meant that only one of the three bedrooms could use the upstairs facilities (which only consisted of a basin & a toilet).
By turning the en suite into a house bathroom and adjusting the access accordingly, all three upstairs bedrooms could be able to access the facilities (which would also include a large shower).
The affected bedroom would be made a bit smaller but it would be mostly losing dead space in the eaves that was not being used effectively anyway.
Also, after all the work was completed, the bedroom would still be a decent size so there were no concerns there either.
The work was discussed during our free site survey and the feasibility of various options we’re discussed.
Finally, a plan was drawn up.
3D CAD drawings were done to help the customer visualise the room.
We actually chose to swop the position of the basin & the radiator round in the end to give maximum headroom whilst stood at the basin due to the sloping ceiling of the room.
This was then insulated & plasterboarded, and electrical cables and plumbing pipework were run within the walls where necessary.
In this case, we had to jig the lighting switches around to suit the new layout / door positions.
Door frames were fitted to access the bedroom and bathroom.
Pipework was installed in the floor and in the walls to suit the new bathroom suite items (shower, basin, toilet & radiator).
New drainage pipework was installed to suit the new suite locations (and related pipe entry points).
Cement work was patched up and repainted to match the existing paintwork.
Once all the new stud walls were boarded….
….and all the other surfaces were prepared for plastering
The shower tray was installed and the enclosure was tiled.
The new doorway arrangement was painted once the plaster had dried.
The wall lights were installed and the shower enclosure was fitted into place.
An existing Velux window provided natural light.
A thermostatic bar mixer shower & low voltage fan were fitted.
The floor was levelled with a self levelling compound prior to the fitting of a sheet vinyl floor and skirting boards.
The wall hung basin & semi pedestal were installed with a small, neat tiled splashback.
The toilet & towel radiator were installed:
Oak doors were fitted into the frames:
The finished bathroom……
2 weeks, project managed bathroom installation in Leeds from start to finish with all the bits in between taken care of:
• Free site survey, quote & plans
• No having to find a reliable plumber, joiner, then a tiler, a separate electrician and vinyl floor fitter, oh and also a plasterer / painter…..
• No having to manage & communicate with all these trades to bring your plan to fruition.
Instead, one company, one price and done – on time and to budget.
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