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utility and shower-room placement

mrs L
27 September, 2018

My architect has designed our downstairs remodel as per the attached photo, but i would like to swap the utility and bathroom around but it raises its own issues. I would appreciate if you would consider the following and let me have your input.

I would propose leaving access open from the downstairs hallway into what I now think should be a utility room, so I can come straight downstairs with my dirty washing and straight into the washing machine. For us, the utility room is really only for the washing machine and a bit of storage. Its probably my least 'important' room if you understand.


Much more important to me is to have a downstairs shower room that I like to use and I feel that showering in a cupboard isn't going to give me that feeling.


Two questions remain.


One is whether to leave a doorway between shower and utility so I can access cleaning materials for the shower room easily. My instinct is yes, I think this is a good idea (but not a deal breaker).


A bigger question is where to site the boiler? If we go with my plan, can the boiler either be sited in the downstairs shower room which in my suggestion will allow the boiler to vent outside directly? Or can it be sited in what I suggest as the utility room, I'm not sure how that will vent though? Possibly via a false ceiling? Any other solutions?


Comments (2)
  • Jonathan
    One possible layout.
    The boiler will have to be vented but there are lots of alternate places it could go:
    Loft, kitchen, garage?
  • Jonathan
    This time with the plan!

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