Opting for the parental suite has become the fashionable solution when it comes to furnishing the parents’ room, even for some teenagers who want their independence. It must be said that having a personal space dedicated to sleep and hygiene is particularly comfortable. On the other hand, this comfort is only accessible to the extent that one chooses the right design methods. Indeed, you do not install a bathroom in your room without properly preparing your project. Here are our 6 tips for a successful parental suite.
Tip 1: above all, take space into account
Space is the base. If your bedroom is 9 m² or 10 m², don’t imagine having a bathroom there. Either you’ll have to gain space elsewhere by breaking down walls, or you move it all to a bigger room, or you abandon the idea. To create a parental suite and integrate a bathroom into a bedroom, it is recommended to have a minimum space of 15 m².
This minimum space leaves little room for the bathroom. You will therefore probably have to choose between installing a shower and a bathtub, as it is difficult to locate both in a small space. If possible, aim for 18 to 20 m² for optimal comfort.
Another small point of detail: before considering your project, it is necessary to have another accessible bathroom. Indeed, the principle of the parental suite is to dedicate it to parents. If you have no other water feature in the house, your children and guests will have to come through your room to wash.
Tip 2: study your budget and optimize the work
Implementing a bathroom in a bedroom as part of a construction project is relatively simple and inexpensive. This is less so when it comes to fitting out a bathroom in an already existing bedroom. Indeed, your room was not originally designed to house a water point. You will therefore have to think about the necessary work in terms of plumbing, partitioning, heating and ventilation, among other details of sanitary equipment and decoration. This work will be important and necessarily expensive, especially if no water supply is located nearby. So prepare your project well in advance and assess your necessary budget to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Tip 3: separate the spaces
Certainly, you are installing a bathroom in your bedroom, but this installation does not have to be done in the literal sense. Certainly, a nice modern bathtub next to a bed can be very aesthetic, but it is recommended to leave these arrangements to magazines and to think about your well-being above all. By separating the spaces, you will gain in comfort.
Why ? For various very simple reasons. On the one hand, the bedroom and the bathroom are two separate rooms that have nothing in common. The first is dedicated to sleep and the second is a wet room. However, the two are not really compatible for health. In addition, the heating requirements are not the same. Finally, you and your spouse may or may not always have the same hours. If one takes a bath early in the morning or late at night while the other is sleeping, the bathroom can quickly become a source of discomfort and conflict.
Separating the spaces can be primarily visual, but the zones should be marked out somewhat for comfort. You can opt for a simple partition or a half-partition, but also add a canopy if you lack light. Some set up a platform to separate the spaces while others are content with a change of floor and / or wall covering. Up to you.
Tip 4: think about the necessary equipment
For your health, it is imperative to properly equip your bathroom with the elements necessary for its proper functioning. This body of water is very humid, it is therefore imperative to install a high-performance ventilation device, otherwise your room will suffer from this humidity, your clothes and textiles will emit an unpleasant odor, your coverings may become covered with mold and your sleep will be affected. disturbed.
In addition, you must think of a dedicated heater for the bathroom space. If a temperature of 16 to 18 ° C is more than enough for a bedroom and is suitable for quality sleep, you will be way too cold when you get out of the shower! You therefore need to provide a heating device for the bathroom, either in the form of a towel radiator for rapid and efficient heat, or underfloor heating if you are less cautious.
Tip 5: harmonize the decoration and think about storage
To preserve the harmony between your two rooms, it is important to design the decoration of your two spaces. You will probably see your bedroom from your bathroom and vice versa. We therefore advise you to opt for similar decorations, or at least to make a few reminders. With a harmonious decor, you will more easily find a visual balance and well-being in your parental suite.
In addition, remember to properly equip the two suitable storage spaces. It would indeed be unpleasant to see shampoo cans, hairbrushes and toothbrushes in your bathroom from your bed. Arrange practical, functional and simple storage in your water feature for more comfort and more beauty.
Tip 6: what about the toilets?
The issue of toilets remains essential in the context of the installation of a bathroom in a room. It is true that it is practical to have only a few meters to cover in case of urgent need in the middle of the night or to have additional sanitary facilities when the others are already occupied.
However, you should not always opt for the toilet. Of course, the choice is yours, but we do not recommend installing a toilet in your bathroom if it is open to the bedroom. Not only can you annoy your partner, but it’s also an uninviting use in terms of couple intimacy. Also, placing a toilet in an already small bathroom is a mistake you will pay when it comes to comfort. If your toilet bothers you when you get out of the shower or when you use your sink, or if you enjoy unpleasant odors while taking your bath, you will quickly regret your choice! Preferably reserve the toilets in a large closed bathroom.