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Do you need an extra shower?

Do you need an extra shower?

We know that it’s a race against time when it comes to getting ready and out in the morning.  The younger kids are squabbling and won’t put their shoes on and your teenager is still in the bathroom.  Somehow you need to find time to get yourself ready as well.

If a bathroom rota just won’t work, there’s only one thing for it.  You’re going to need an extra shower.  The question is, where? You might think that you don’t have the space, but you’d be surprised.  Here’s our guide to fitting an extra shower into a tiny space.

Finding the space

You can fit an extra shower room into a surprisingly small space.  We can fit a wet room into a 1.5m x 1.5m space.  That can give you a decent sized shower with some floor space left over.  If you have a large bedroom or hallway you can steal space from there.  We’ve even seen showers installed under the stairs or in an unused cupboard!  The space you need will often depend on how your house is laid out.  If you have a larger budget you could also think about converting part of your loft.

Choosing your fittings

You can choose your fittings based on your own needs.  If you just need an extra shower you can get a pretty luxurious shower enclosure.  Then you only need space to hang a towel so it’ll stay dry. If you need an extra toilet as well, be practical.  You might like the idea of an open wet room but will you have to deal with soggy toilet rolls?  Where will the wash hand basin go? There are some great space saving designs available.  

In general, we always recommend choosing fixtures and fittings with a modern style.  They tend to be sleeker and more streamlined which saves you space overall.

Keep it simple

If you want to indulge a flair for decoration and design, that’s fine with us.  However, think about how attractive you need your extra shower room to be.  If your room is going to be a sanctuary for you then you’ll want it to look great.  On the other hand, your kids might not care quite so much. 

We think it’s worth investing in decent fixtures and fittings along with a hardwearing floor surface and tiles.  From there, think about the practicalities first.  Where will you store toiletries and hang towels?  Will you need somewhere to store extra towels so you’re not having to replace them every day?

Heating is also incredibly important.  You don’t want to invest in an extra shower that never gets used in the winter because it’s too cold.  A heated towel rail can be perfect here.  You can get long wall mounted designs that hold several towels and keep the room nice and warm.

If your mornings could be easier with an extra shower, we hope we’ve given you some ideas.  If you’d like to discuss your options, give us a call.

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