A Guide to adding an En Suite Bathroom

Adding an en suite bathroom to the master or other large bedrooms could significantly increase a property’s value, as well as improve the existing quality of life in your home.

However, as exciting as this prospect can be, it does require extensive planning. We’ve compiled a guide to help you consider certain factors before adding an en suite bathroom.

Location

Where you choose to (or are able to) add an en suite bathroom will be determined by the size of your property, as well as its layout. For larger properties, turning a master bedroom-adjacent room into a large en suite could be a viable option. In this case, investigate how this will affect the property’s overall value.

When you’re considering adding an en suite in a larger master bedroom, carefully research what the structural and logistical implications of this would entail. Involving a professional designer early on will keep your expectations realistic and ensure the most informed outcome.

Plumbing

This is probably the single most important consideration in your planning. You will need to determine whether or not it is possible to rearrange or add pipework. This will include supply, waste and hot water pipework. From there, you’ll also be able to determine to what extent adding an en suite will need structural changes.

Fixtures

Bathroom fixtures can become expensive. It is also important to decide very early on in your planning whether you want to add a bath or shower. There are benefits to both, however, a shower uses less water on average.

In addition, you will also need to decide how many basins you what like to add. For couples, a double basin is a welcome luxury, but installing this will depend on the space you have available and the size of your budget.

Contact us for advice on adding an en suite or gain access to our network of trusted building contractors to make your dream master bedroom a reality.