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Can you put a toilet in a laundry room?

We explain how you can put a toilet into your laundry room to create more usable space and an extra bathroom in the house


Putting a toilet into an existing laundry can create another bathroom in your property


Changing the floor plan of the laundry can make it easy to install a toilet into the same room

Nu-Trend is a renovation specialist in Sydney that can help property owners install a toilet into their laundry. By changing the possible uses for your laundry you can create a more functional space & a room that provides even greater use. In some cases there might even be enough space to install a shower and a toilet to turn your laundry into a second bathroom.


These clever interior design ideas can add value to your home and also be cheaper than doing a house extension or adding another level to your property. If it is for a unit or an apartment it means you can maximise every possible amount of space available which is critical to small living quarters in Sydney. 


Getting creative with interior design to renovate your laundry into a bathroom

In the example in the photos above this property has three bedrooms with a single bathroom and two toilets with a laundry in between. It is quite an unusual floor plan for a small three bedroom house. On one hand it is practical because both toilets can be used while someone is either in the shower or the laundry doing the washing. Although on the other hand it is wasted space because the % of time when those activities would be done at exactly the same time are extremely low.


The other thing to consider when you look at the layout is there are five doors plus the hallway entry space which collectively is a very large surface area that isn’t being used for anything. It means there is all this potential wall space not being used and when when you consider the overall space available it is actually wasted space.


For this property it would be possible to install a toilet in the laundry room as the space is available, but you could go a step further;

  • Remove the rear exit door and replace this with a single large window for light and ventilation.


  • Remove the wall between the existing toilet and laundry to make the room larger.


  • Relocate the entry door & remove the two side entry doors so there is more wall space.


  • Install new cabinets that can house the sink, appliances and extra storage cupboards.


  • Install a small shower cubicle.
Not only does it mean you can have a toilet in your laundry but you create a second bathroom in the house which can increase the property’s value.
By changing the floor plan and interior design layout of the laundry you create a more usable, practical space. This can also open other opportunities to make the master bathroom even larger or turn it into an ensuite for the main bedroom. By moving doors you can create more usable wall space that changes the flow of how rooms are used but without reducing the practicality.

How do you change the floor plan to install a toilet in the laundry?

Nu-Trend is a plumber and renovation company in Sydney that can make changes to your room floor plans

Nu-Trend can help you create new room spaces and change your floor plan by moving a toilet on a concrete slab or even changing the location of piping. By moving the fixtures or furniture in the room you can create a different floor plan that can make better use of the available space. 


Sometimes it might be necessary to move the toilet on a concrete slab or move the shower plumbing in the wall, it just depends on the situation. Either way because Nu-Trend are qualified plumbers and bathroom renovators we can take care of both tasks to make sure you deal with less trades & we can make sure it is done to Australian Standards.



Can an interior designer help with a laundry renovation?

In many cases the laundry is a very small room to start with so this can limit the design decisions that can be made. Sometimes using an interior designer can help you to utilise the space better as they can custom design the room to suit your needs better. An interior designer will look at the overall living arrangements and other spaces in the house to work out clever laundry renovation solutions to maximise space usage, light, ventilation and storage.



Why do laundry renovation quotes vary so much between renovation companies?

Some people might compare quotes from their friends from a similar sized laundry renovation and wonder why there is maybe a $5,000 or $10,000 difference. Although many different factors come into play;


– What was the access like for the renovation?


– Are existing building materials being used?


– Will a Gyprock or renderer be required?


– Is their stair case or single level access?


– Are there noise restrictions that limit the times we are able to work?


– What is parking like around the location?


– Are the existing depths and heights being used?


– What is the condition of the existing room & does it need repairs?


– Will the plumbing need to be moved?


You can save money on a laundry renovation if things like the access is easy, you are using existing fixture locations and time is saved on labour from getting into and out of the room faster or using an existing floor plan.


Removing or adding doors and windows

Sometimes changing what is on the walls can create more space

When you change the floor plan of a bathroom or laundry it might be necessary to not only move the existing plumbing but change doors, windows, ventilation or even the electrical wiring. For non-structural walls, Nu-Trend can help you move doors, windows or remove internal walls. This can create completely different room spaces or sizes to work with. 


With the right planning you can install a toilet into a laundry then even create more storage space by being able to use a large surface area of the walls inside the room. The loss of light from say replacing a window can be made up with a skylight instead or a smaller window.


In the example we showed at the beginning of this story you can see that the owner could remove three doors to create more wall space to have cupboards, storage or put appliances into the room to make it more functional. By removing the wall from the existing toilet you effectively place the toilet in the laundry as well.

Can the laundry and bathroom be a single room?

Make your bathroom and laundry into a single room

Nu-Trend can work with your cabinet maker to renovate either your laundry or bathroom to make it into one room. It could be a nice open space for both areas that flow together or it could be a case of concealing the laundry appliances within the bathroom. Anything is possible. 

Sydney laundry renovation common questions

You might have an existing laundry that you want to turn into another bathroom. By removing the sink or using new cupboards it is possible to create the space so that you can install a toilet into the laundry room. This is a great way to create more space in your house and add functionality as well.

Nu-Trend can help you put a toilet into your laundry room in Sydney.

Removing a wall can be relatively simple or extremely complex. It all depends whether the wall that needs to be removed is a structural part of the property. It has to be checked to see if it is carrying any type of load that is keeping the structure of the property in one piece. 

You might be lucky and the wall isn’t necessarily required and can be removed. Normally this would mean demolishing the wall, removing the framing, removing any floor tiles and then starting again.

It is possible to combine a bathroom and laundry in Sydney with a few different approaches;

  • Remove the wall between the bathroom and laundry which creates a single larger space to work with. Then conceal the laundry appliances within the bathroom.
  • Add a nib wall in the bathroom to place your laundry appliances as a separate section of your room.
  • Install new cabinets into your bathroom that have doors so they can conceal your laundry.
  • Change the floorplan of your bathroom by removing a bath tub or shower so the space can be used to install a laundry.
  • Install new bathroom cabinets which have space to put a new front load washing machine.


Combining a laundry and bathroom will really just depend on the type of property you have & where the different walls and rooms are located. There are lots of ways these two functional spaces can be combined together.

Nu-Trend is a professional renovation company in Sydney that can combine your bathroom and laundry.

It is really easy to renovate your bathroom to get a washing machine installed. Nu-Trend can help you make sure you have the right plumbing in place in your bathroom so you can install a washing machine.

Depending on your bathroom floor plan the washing machine can be a stand alone appliance in the room or integrated into new cabinets.

The cost to move laundry plumbing will really depend on the type of property & exactly what needs to be moved. So there is no set price as it comes down to the labour and time needed. If the house is on a concrete slab we have to do a wet saw cut to expose the pipes and move them. If the house is on timber floor boards and we can get under it then we can move the piping a little easier.

It’s possible to hide your laundry appliances in your bathroom by having either a sliding door, cabinet doors or even a screen installed that can open and close when you need to use the appliances.

Yes we can combine a bathroom and laundry renovation so that it is done together to create a more free flowing space or simply to make sure it matches. Apart from the kitchen the bathroom and laundry area can add immense value to a property.
We can remove any existing shelving in your laundry and replace it with modern laundry cabinetry that gives you more storage space, better lighting & greater ventilation.
With every modern laundry renovation we do we always try to increase the amount of natural light, ventilation and storage to make it a more practical and usable space in the house. Sometimes we might even combine the bathroom and laundry to make it a larger space to enjoy and more functional.
This is probably the most asked for item as many older laundry sinks take up valuable space and are not used properly. Many modern laundries don’t even have a sink at all, just the appliacances to clean and dry clothes. We can replace the old sinks with modern ones that are similar to kitchen sinks to be stylish and functional.
We can help you design your laundry cupboards to fit either existing or new washing machine appliances.
A lot of old laundries might only have tiles that go to the sink but we can do a complete floor to ceiling upgrade that has tiling for the whole room. It makes it feel more luxurious and can help match your bathroom.
We can move a toilet even if it is on a concrete slab so that you can change the floor plan of your laundry or bathroom.
Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis is a licensed Plumber, Building Renovator and Director of Nu-Trend, a Sydney Plumber and Bathroom Renovations contractor. Nu-Trend has been operating since 2009 as an independent sole trader in Sydney. Rick provides all types of services for small bathroom renovations, leaking tap repairs, hot water high-pressure jet blasting and more.

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