When you’re making home improvements, most of us have a long wish list, but it can be difficult to decide what to do first. For many homeowners, the thought of having a second bathroom or cloakroom is high on the list, especially for those sharing their home with kids or teenagers. But you may be wondering whether plumbers will be able to install a second bathroom, let alone whether it’s a good investment, so here are some things you might want to think about.

Can your system handle it?

If you have poor water pressure, you may be concerned about whether a second bathroom will create too much pressure. That’s why it’s worth looking at options such as unvented systems, which avoid the need for a water tank, which means you can get hot water on demand. Because they don’t rely on gravity to function, they can be a good option for those installing a second bathroom on the ground floor, ensuring you can use a shower or bath without issue.

Spare space

Do you have enough space for a second bathroom? Many people would say no, but products such as Saniflo allow for many space saving options, so you can make a bathroom out of:

·        Under stair space

·        Basement

·        Utility room

·        Large cupboards

·        Box rooms

This means that none of the space in your home is wasted, and you can add value to your property, while also adding practical features. Any good plumbers will be able to find some sort of space for a bathroom, or just a ground floor cloakroom, which can be really handy for family homes.


Cost is obviously a major factor as to whether you go ahead with a second bathroom, so your first step should be to look for some quotes. You need to ensure that the quotes cover everything, so that there are no last-minute surprises. For example, if you need to add a Stelflow system to provide hot water, then this needs to be factored into the cost. However, a second bathroom or toilet can often cost less than you might think.


Nobody wants to carry out work if it’s going to take weeks and going to be disruptive. It’s important to choose local plumbers who can give you a realistic picture of how long the work will take. Depending on the size of the job and its complexity, a new bathroom can take anything from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, but a good plumber will ensure minimal disruption during this time. It’s often easiest to use a plumber who can carry out the vast majority of the work, from the water system to installing Saniflo products, so you only have to deal with a few tradespeople round the house.

When you need expert plumbing advice, call Terry of Prestige Plumbers on 0800 0886 417. Based at Unit 9, Shedfield Equestrian Centre & Nursery, Botley Road, Botley, Southampton, SO32 2HN, you can also contact us online for a quick response.