Splitting a bathroom in two

Bathrooms. Every home needs at least one, and depending on the size of your home (and the amount of occupants), more than one may be a necessity.

So, is adding an extra bathroom on your to-do list, but you don’t know where it is going to fit? Are you short on floorspace already, and not sure you have enough room for another addition? Have you ever considered splitting your current bathroom in two?

Splitting a bathroom into twoSplitting a bathroom into two

There are a range of benefits if splitting your current bathroom into two sounds like the bathroom renovation idea you have been searching for, but there are a few downsides too. Keep reading to learn a little more and, if you would like some further assistance, give MasterCraft a call.

Why split a bathroom in two?

There are a range of benefits when it comes to splitting your bathroom into two - we have listed some of the major ones here, but we always recommend speaking to a qualified industry professional to get a full picture as to whether or not splitting your bathroom is suited to your needs.

Existing plumbing

Splitting a current bathroom in two means that the plumber completing the renovations will have access to the existing bathroom plumbing and fixtures. This offers easier access and possible use of options already installed in your home, as well as the lowering of costs.


Lower renovation costs

Choosing to turn your laundry into another bathroom is one of the most cost effective options available. This can include leaving your laundry facilities in the new bathroom space or relocating them into a new area - either way, the room provides scope for a new bathroom. Using existing fixtures and fittings, as well as potentially having a ‘2-in-1’ bathroom/laundry room, can help with costs where it matters most.

Higher property value

Adding a bathroom to a property adds value, so splitting a bathroom into two can increase the value of your home. This especially applies if you are adding an ensuite to your master bedroom - having a bathroom accessible from your bedroom offers both convenience and ease, with some parties indicating it can increase value by up to 10%.

Convenience

If your family is finding that one bathroom isn’t enough, splitting it into two can definitely save you some headaches and family fights. One bathroom may have suited you many years ago, but if you have a busy family, one toilet and one shower (in the same room), likely won’t suit your kids or yourself… especially when everyone is getting ready in the mornings. Let’s not forget when you have visitors come and stay - having an additional bathroom means that they won’t have to walk through bedrooms or wait in line to use the bathroom.

What are the negatives when it comes to splitting a bathroom?

Although splitting a bathroom into two has a range of benefits, there are a few disadvantages too.

Remove fixtures and/or fittings

Depending on the size of your current bathroom, you may need to remove a few things, or incorporate different aspects into one. This may mean removing a bathtub, or choosing a shower-over-bath fixture instead of a separate shower and bath.

Size

If you love a large bathroom, and that is one of the features you like about your current arrangement, splitting it in two isn’t likely going to be a great choice for you. You are obviously going to have two smaller spaces, instead of one large one, so consider perhaps changing another wet room or your laundry into a bathroom instead.

Plumbing

If it isn’t possible to keep the plumbing you have when splitting your bathroom into two, you may want to speak to a professional before continuing. One of the benefits of splitting is supposed to be retaining the current plumbing to lower costs however, if this isn’t possible, choosing another option may be more suitable.

If you would like some further assistance in relation to bathroom renovations, give MasterCraft a call today on 0435 243 235 and we can discuss all your needs.


Resources:

https://www.domain.com.au/advice/the-block-2019-sneaky-ways-to-squeeze-in-another-bathroom-when-renovating-869037/

https://www.brickunderground.com/improve/splitting-up-bathroom-into-two


Our Unique Renovation Process

01

Understanding your needs

We will ask you a series of questions to understand the requirements of your renovation in more detail.

02

Solve your problem

A solution will be established based on your requirements along with an estimate for your project.

03

Design consultation

This is where we go through the style and design elements of your renovation (layout, products, tiles and colour options). We will also assess structural and plumbing changes.

04

Final
selections

After we have created a style and design concept for your renovation, you'll be able to view your products and tiles and make your final selections.

05

Deliver on our promise

We have established an experienced team and implemented systems that have a customer focused approach to deliver a high quality and efficient renovation.

Our latest bathroom reno reviews


  • 19-10-2019

    A truly great experience. From quote to finish the team from Master craft Tiling were easy to work with and professional.

    Julie humphries

    View All Reviews

  • 19-10-2019

    Master Craft have just finished tiling our pool deck and we are extremely satisfied with the quality of their work. The Tiler, Dave, was efficient and on time and his attention to detail was excellent. We would use them again and are happy to recommend their services.

    Steve oldershaw

    View All Reviews

  • 21-10-2019

    We used Mastercraft Tiling to renovate three bathrooms at our property. The whole process, end to end, was exceptional. Raymond was amazing and took real care over every step of the job. All trades involved were excellent to deal with. The job started and finished exactly on time and has exce...

    Ben boyer

    View All Reviews

  • 21-10-2019

    Raymond and Vince were very easy to deal with, and provided great solutions to a tired looking concrete patio. The workmanship is of the highest standard, and the tiled back patio looks amazing. I would highly recommend Master Craft tiling to anyone for their tiling needs. I certainly will be usi...

    George h

    View All Reviews

  • 21-10-2019

    We recently completed an extensive city apartment renovation with the MasterCraft team and couldn’t be happier with the outcome and experience. From the first meeting for quotation to the final walk through the teams attention to detail and high standards was clear. The work was completed on time...

    C martens

    View All Reviews

Looking for a quality Bathroom Renovation?

Enquire Now

Latest Bathroom Renovation Projects

View all projects