Renovation project - How to build an en suite bathroom
Now the new stairs are in place it is time to decide the exact layout of the bathroom, it does make life easier when you are starting with a blank canvas.
We already have the sink unit and the toilet. The shower will not be one of the easy assemble cubicles as we want to make the most effective use of space. To do this we can build a shower cubicle and not have the room square.
John sets everything out to make sure of the dimensions and the sink unit fits perfectly in a space next to the door. The wall then comes in to where the shower will be.
This gives plenty of space in the bathroom without eating space from the bedroom.
Never be afraid to do something out of the normal, you may be happily surprised at the results.
I also want to have a built in wardrobe in the bedroom, this would fit perfectly on the other side of the shower cubicle. Our only concern is that it may be too close to the stairs and feel enclosed.
John starts to build the frame of the bathroom and we have a visit from one of our friends, Neil. We met Neil and Helen via the blog a couple of years ago and became good friends, we now give him the opportunity to get involved, I don’t quite think this is what Neil expected when he popped up to use the internet, but hey, every available hand!
We spend a nice time chatting as we hear Helen arrive; this could not be more perfect, so Helen goes up the ladder and gets involved (briefly). I hope you enjoy showing your friends and being able to tell everyone that you actually helped on this build Helen
John suggests we start offering holidays to people who want to get hands on, I’m not too sure, I prefer to drink wine and go out for dinner with people who come to visit!
Anyway, the frame is up and we still can’t decide on the built in wardrobe, I think we will have to wait until the stair surround is in place as tonight we are going out for dinner and wine, with visiting friends, yes I much prefer this option