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.