THE SMALLEST ROOM
I'm so sorry I'm so late in posting my own #InclusiveChic
post for this week!
Like most of our home adaptations, our smallest room is still at planning stage.
We do have the dinkiest little downstairs loo at the moment (shown in the top sketch and the photos). This is something we managed to squeeze in (as a loo/utility room combo) when we first moved in, by converting a funny little side extension that was being used as an outdoor store and which houses our bathroom upstairs. At that time J was just a babe in arms and we had no idea she would become a wheelchair user. Obviously we'd have preferred something bigger back then too, but as space was limited we decided a tiny loo was still better than no loo...!? The loo is tucked behind a sliding door an only reveals itself when you close the sliding door to the rest of the house.
The long term plan is to build an extension onto this existing one (the green walls in the bottom plan), through the door you can see in the photos (hence the neglected state of the garden beyond, which will soon be a building site!). In the extension will be an en-suite, with J's new bedroom beyond, accessed via an new family room (not through the loo!).
Moving the loo out of the current space, and taking out the adjacent cupboard, will give us nice wide lobby into which we're going to add a new accessible entrance.
We are still trying to decide on the layout and fittings for the en-suite, as we'd ideally like to make sure J has access to a bath.
She LOVES the bath, and gets a bit freaked out by the shower....
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