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Convert your basement into a guest room
Granny Flat and guest spaces 01/09/2019
So you’ve thought about doing an extension, but
If you have a basement, chances are you might not be using the space as efficiently as possible. Quite often, basements tend to become storage areas, limiting its potential uses. Have you ever thought about turning your basement into a spare room? Better still, a spare room with an ensuite? This might sound impossible, but by using Saniflo products, it is possible to transform your basement and easily install an underground bathroom.
Traditional plumbing relies on gravity for the water waste to flow downhill to the main sewerage line. Saniflo, however,
So what are the steps to creating your ideal basement space?
Step 1 Marking out
First things first, clear out
—> Tip: If your room is smaller, it might be best to keep your space predominantly as a rumpus room with a fold out sofa bed, instead of partitioning off a separate sleeping area. This will help to make
Step 2 Paints and Plumbing
Once you have marked out your space, it is now time to prepare your space by selecting flooring, if
Tip: Choose a neutral
After the flooring is in and the walls are painted, it is time to build your new bathroom! Believe it or not, this is not as challenging as it might sound. The Saniflo range of products helps overcome conventional plumbing hurdles, contact your local plumber and they will be able to help.
For your new ensuite, there are two items from the Saniflo range that you can use: First, there is the Sanicompact, which looks like a normal toilet but has an inbuilt macerator and is easy to install! The second product is the Sanishower, which is a separate pump that can be easily connected to a
Alternatively, you could use
Step 3 Decorate your new space!
One of the most fun parts is selecting pieces of furniture for your new space! In quite a small and dark room, give priority to the light! Choose pieces of furniture that are not cumbersome but that offer plenty of storage. It is also important to install various light sources: ceiling lights, table lamp… The more, the better!
Tip: Use a
And here is your new guest room! For a minimum amount of time and money, your basement will become an extra room, which will help to add value to your home.