Cloakroom Ideas: The Benefits of an Extra Bathroom Space!

Cloakroom Ideas Feature

New build homes now feature cloakroom bathrooms as standard and they are seen as a commodity that people expect to find when buying a new home. With such an extensive selection of cloakroom toilets available you will be surprised at how easy it is to achieve an additional bathroom space in your own home. So why are extra bathroom spaces so popular and how can you fit one in your own home?

What are the Benefits of Cloakroom Toilets?

Adding an extra bathroom space to your home can be very beneficial especially on the ground floor. This cloakroom toilet will be the bathroom that your guest’s use, meaning you don’t need to allow them access to your own personal bathroom space.  This is also handy if any guests visiting have young children or members of the family with limited mobility as they won’t have to use the stairs to access the toilet. For families it also provides an extra bathroom space to accommodate the busy morning rush!

Cloakroom Suites

Adding a small toilet space to your home can also add instant value – some reports claim it can add up to 5% on the value of your property. This added value will undoubtedly be a larger sum of money than what it actually costs to do the work ensuring you profit from your innovation. It is particularly useful to have a budget in mind when you plan a renovation so that you don’t eat into the extra value you are adding. We have a vast range of space saving toilets at extremely competitive prices to ensure your project costs you as little as possible.

Where Can I Add a Cloakroom Toilet?

What is even better about attempting to create a cloakroom space is that often you will find you can construct this area by utilising previously wasted space around your home. You will also be pleased to know that you only need around 3 feet x 5 feet of space to make your cloakroom suite a workable space. The most popular area for people to choose is under the stairs which lends itself well to housing a cloakroom toilet. This is an ideal position for guests to access as it will be off the main entrance area in your home.

Cloakroom Suites

There are many other viable options of areas to add cloakroom suites in the home if you already use beneath the stairs for storage or it is inaccessible. Often homes with utility spaces can be divided up further. There is such a good selection of slim line washer dryers and other appliances that a re-jig in this area can often mean you can access the necessary space. We also sell a handy toilet with built in sink which is the ultimate space saving solution for these small spaces as you only require the space to fit a single item in!

A cupboard space in older properties that may have been an old pantry area is also ideal. If you are looking to add on a conservatory or other type of extension downstairs it is worth considering incorporating a cloakroom toilet space into your plans.

Corner Cloakroom Suites

If you don’t have the space downstairs then look into airing cupboards on your landing or possibly consider using part of a walk in closet or fitted wardrobe space which can be accessed from the landing area. Failing that consider taking some space from the largest bedroom or a guest room to allow you to fit in this valuable cloakroom toilet. With such a range of possible cloakroom ideas you can make that additional bathroom space happen.

What Cloakroom Toilets are Available?

Cloakroom Toilets

To help you maximize the space in your cloakroom there are a variety of space saver toilet designs to choose from. Stylish corner toilets are popular for cloakroom suites are they sit neatly into the corner of the room which is ideal for compact and awkward bathroom spaces. They are also ideal for en suite bathrooms which may have a slightly unorthodox layout.  Cloakroom toilets also include short projection toilets which protrude into the space a minimum amount. The Moods Micro Space Close Coupled Short Projection Toilet is a good example of this neat design of toilet. Its simplistic style would make it an ideal cloakroom toilet for modern homes. It also features the water efficient dual flushing mechanism.

Back to Wall Toilet

Other popular designs for cloakroom toilets include back to wall and wall hung versions.  The Tavistock Q60 Back to Wall Toilet presents a minimalist look as the cistern is hidden from view. The compact geometric design is bang on trend for contemporary bathrooms which ensures this toilet is a popular choice for cloakroom suites.

Wall Hung Toilet

Choosing a wall hung design for your cloakroom toilet ensures that your space will appear as large as possible. The fact the toilet is wall hung means that there is floor space visible beneath the toilet which creates the illusion of more space. The Vitra S20 Short Projection Wall Hung Toilet is a contemporary version of this wall hung design which will help you fit a cloakroom into the smallest of spaces in your home.

Whichever cloakroom toilet you opt for you will be impressed at how neat these designs gain you that extra space you didnt think was possible. Here at Bella Bathrooms we have a stylish selection of cloakroom suites perfect for creating your ideal extra bathroom space. Feel free to comment below or tweet us @bellabathrooms with your own cloakroom ideas or renovation projects to help inspire others!