These days most of us will have a downstairs loo (or cloakroom as they’re often called if you’re being more polite). Adding a downstairs loo is a practical and often value-boosting home project.
How to design a cloakroom? Read on, because any dwelling built after 1999 will likely have a ground-floor toilet installed. This has been designed to cater for any wheelchair users as standard. A downstairs loo is an accessible option and a good way to future proof your home, if you can add a shower.
But with little wiggle room to play with, how to design a cloakroom is the big question. How can you ensure it works well and also looks good at the same time? I chatted with interior designer Julia Alexander to find out…
Julia has some great tips and ideas for how to design a cloakroom. The key things I took away were:
Firstly, think about the flow of your house and where you can create good access (because you don’t want to traipse through the whole house to get to the loo!).
Secondly, add sound proofing for extra privacy – this could be through decor as well as the type of door.
Thirdly, a sliding door could save space.
How to design a cloakroom: Tiles might not be the best option. But if you do tile, draw a plan before you choose a design. That way you’ll know exactly how many tiles you need.
Bring in some bold design choices – because why not?
Lastly, baskets are super useful in a downstairs loo!
Featured image: Bathroom design by CP Hart.
So, did you enjoy this feature on how to design a cloakroom? Then check out this wallpaper for the downstairs loo.