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Hi all, I'm walling off some of my utility room to make a toilet.

It's difficult to judge , so in a room that's 166cm wide, how much depth do you think would give a reasonable sized toilet? Not after a cupboard with a loo in, likewise don't need something palatial
 
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Hi all, I'm walling off some of my utility room to make a toilet.

It's difficult to judge , so in a room that's 166cm wide, how much depth do you think would give a reasonable sized toilet? Not after a cupboard with a loo in, likewise don't need something palatial
Look at a loo cubicle and see how compact a WC can be. As long as the door can swing in and the remaining space accommodate a small basin. 1.66m x 1.8m ish..?
 
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Hi,

For comparrison, my downstairs loo is 2 X 0.85 m

It's definitely not big, but neither does it feel too small. Optimally sized for a downstairs loo :)

However, if you wanted storage for coats etc. Some more space would be useful!

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Bit of a tricky one to answer; they can be tiny, but fully functional and not feeling cramped if you buy the right gear (concealed cistern, short projection WC, compact basin, outward opening door etc) - probably 800 wide X 1500 long upwards.
 
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My downstairs loo is 1.7m x 850mm.

It’s ok, just don’t get a really deep sink if mounted on side walls.
 
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Just measured ours. It's 750 x 1900. I nicked it off of the hall so couldn't go much bigger but it's big enough.

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Look at a loo cubicle and see how compact a WC can be. As long as the door can swing in and the remaining space accommodate a small basin. 1.66m x 1.8m ish..?

and a radiator? The wash basin could be the type which is part of the low level toilet cistern.
 
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Side hung basin you can get a cloak in a space 1400 x 850/900. Opposite hung basin needs to be longer - say 1600/1700.
Of course, if you have nightclub aged kids, you need a side hung basin - for leaning over whilst sat on pan.
 
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I redid out cloakroom earlier this year
its internal size is 2.1m x 0.9m
And we use as a cloakroom, and have a reasonable size basin fitted
 

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My downstairs loo is approx 1.5 m square with a reasonable washbasin and a maybe 50cm wide cabinet 6 feet tall in it. The loo is opposite the inward opening door, the basin is under the widow and next to the loo.

It’s slightly too small to include a shower unless you turned it into a wet room, which would be too much effort and expense. But worth considering if you intend to build a partition wall.

Personally, if you have enough space I would fit a shower but not everyone has the space. I could do it in mine just about.
 
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Agree on the 90cm ish for the width, but do think about where the door can go, which way to open, and whether the soil branch needs to be boxed in along a wall. Boxing in would probably need 5-10cm extra room with for the same feeling of space, and if you want the door right against the wall, that prevents you having cabinets or shelves etc "behind" the door in either room.
Ours is 90x200ish and the door opens into the middle of the toilet room, allowing plenty of space in the utility room, but we use the sink in the utility rather than a basin in the ensuite, which saves space for the boiler and fans and pipes behind the door out of the way.
 
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Only out of interest I did have a look at part m of building regs when planning an ensuit and cloakroom .
Personally I wouldnt bother too much about storage in the toilet if space is being pinched from a utility as it may easier and less hassel putting it in the latter.
Agree that siting of the door has a big influence of what goes where
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