Remove ads

Introducing the LemonFools Personal Finance Calculators

Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

Does what it says on the tin

In this situation, would you remove the dividing wall?

Poll runs till July 31st, 2019, 1:41 pm

Yes
7
27%
No
16
62%
Indifferent
3
12%
 
Total votes: 26

Sussexlad
2 Lemon pips
Posts: 238
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 12:49 pm
Has thanked: 43 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#229909

Postby Sussexlad » June 16th, 2019, 1:41 pm

This is frequently suggested on 'property' programmes as an improvement but is it a good idea where there is only one toilet in the property?

csearle
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 1844
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 2:24 pm
Has thanked: 1090 times
Been thanked: 422 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#230270

Postby csearle » June 17th, 2019, 9:25 pm

Sussexlad wrote:This is frequently suggested on 'property' programmes as an improvement but is it a good idea where there is only one toilet in the property?
I think I'd be looking to find a place to build a second loo before knocking through. C.

redsturgeon
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 4311
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 9:06 am
Has thanked: 408 times
Been thanked: 720 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#230285

Postby redsturgeon » June 17th, 2019, 9:56 pm

Depends...how many occupants. How many bedrooms? How big is the bathroom? Are you doing this to sell or for yourself?

John

tjh290633
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 3393
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 11:20 am
Has thanked: 217 times
Been thanked: 1101 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#230308

Postby tjh290633 » June 17th, 2019, 10:49 pm

I used to stay at the Northland's Arms Hotel in Dungannon. If you wanted a room with a bath you were given Room 1, for which Room 1a was the bathroom. However Room 1a also contained a bed, and was often let on its own at times of high demand. It put a different complexion to the term Room with a bath".

Sadly, the IRA blew the Hotel up during the Troubles. It lay between Scotch Street and Irish Street, but the front door and bar were on the former, which may have sealed it's fate.

TJH

88V8
Lemon Slice
Posts: 476
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 11:22 am
Has thanked: 47 times
Been thanked: 67 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#230313

Postby 88V8 » June 17th, 2019, 10:56 pm

Remove wall? Mad idea.

V8

AleisterCrowley
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 3327
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 11:35 am
Has thanked: 668 times
Been thanked: 731 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#230315

Postby AleisterCrowley » June 17th, 2019, 11:09 pm

Sadly, the IRA blew the Hotel up during the Troubles

A typically Irish take on property renovation

Sussexlad
2 Lemon pips
Posts: 238
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 12:49 pm
Has thanked: 43 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#230339

Postby Sussexlad » June 18th, 2019, 6:45 am

I'm surprised this poll has appeared as I made a bit of a hash of writing it but I guess the mods thought it was OK.
I'm not proposing doing it but the suggestion always makes me wonder if it's really a great idea.
I'm pleased the majority agree, that in general it's a bad idea. I really like to do the crossword in peace ! :-)

richlist
Lemon Slice
Posts: 432
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 3:54 pm
Been thanked: 81 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#230344

Postby richlist » June 18th, 2019, 7:33 am

Larger properties generally tend to have bathrooms with WC's. If a property has 4 or 5 bathrooms or more there is little point in having a separate WC. It's usually smaller properties that have or benefit from having a separate WC.

Archtronics
Lemon Pip
Posts: 97
Joined: April 17th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 21 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#230346

Postby Archtronics » June 18th, 2019, 8:11 am

If your planning on selling then for me personally its nicer to have a single large bathroom rather than a seperate toilet.

Itsallaguess
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 3615
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 1:16 pm
Has thanked: 1186 times
Been thanked: 2208 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#230377

Postby Itsallaguess » June 18th, 2019, 10:30 am

You could always keep the wall and put a window in...

Itsallaguess

ClaudiusTheIdiot
Posts: 30
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 9:20 pm
Has thanked: 19 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#230397

Postby ClaudiusTheIdiot » June 18th, 2019, 11:22 am

I really like to do the crossword in peace !


Do you do the crossword in the bath or on the toilet?

jfgw
Lemon Slice
Posts: 851
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 3:36 pm
Has thanked: 126 times
Been thanked: 191 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#230536

Postby jfgw » June 18th, 2019, 5:28 pm

Any Americans reading this will be totally confused.

Julian F. G. W.

MrCake
Lemon Pip
Posts: 71
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 1:16 pm
Has thanked: 20 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#235876

Postby MrCake » July 11th, 2019, 12:43 pm

We moved into a house with one bathroom (no toilet) and a separate toilet next to it. We had one baby at the time and we knocked the wall down. I would almost say it was essential if you had young kids. Much easier to get all the toilet and washing business done in one room.

JonE
Lemon Slice
Posts: 286
Joined: November 11th, 2016, 11:35 am
Has thanked: 15 times
Been thanked: 75 times

Re: Remove wall between toilet / bathroom?

#235991

Postby JonE » July 11th, 2019, 7:30 pm

MrCake wrote:...we knocked the wall down.

Knocking down the wall and making good is not necessarily the end of it. Optimising available floorspace can be very important when there's precious little of it to play with. I'm planning refurb of a small bungalow which has long-ish & narrow WC (no hand-basin) next to pokey, loo-less bathroom with each having a 2'3" door (the passing thought of mounting loo-roll holder on back of WC's door amused me). The wall's going so the floor areas can be combined and optimal use made of what's available.

The available floorspace in existing WC has only one use but removing the dividing wall would allow the equivalent area to become shared space (e.g. also designated as standing space for basin) when layout of sanitaryware is reconfigured. As it happens, I plan to create new 2'6" doorway when losing both existing doorways because it allows me better design than retaining either one of the existing.

Cheers!


Return to “Building and DIY”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests