I used to think en suites were the height of sophistication, but I’m having second thoughts (this has the rhythm of a one-liner, but it isn’t. Sorry).
The house we’re hoping to buy has one bedroom with an en suite, however, it’s not the biggest bedroom, so we’re debating whether it should be our bedroom or our eldest should have it, and it will also be a guest room if people come to stay.
The reality is, it’s probably for the best that I’m not using the loo practically in the bedroom. I tend to go to bed after Mrs HYG so I’d be turning on the light / flushing the loo in close proximity, And that’s before you get to the smell issue (mine, not hers). The more I think about it, the less glamorous they seem.
As someone who types a large quantity of housing surveyors’ reports, I can say that en-suites are really annoying because bathrooms take a while to schedule in a survey (because of all the detail and plumbing and so on) and so they add more work typing-wise.
Not fussed, but the main cludgie is directly across from my bedroom and adjacent to Dr Mrs Epimer’s bedroom so it’s almost like a shared en suite, I suppose.
Never going to live in a single toilet house again if I can possibly help it, the second one has been a genuine life upgrade. Although I did once view a flat here that had three toilets, just for me. Would have loved that.
There’s no downstairs loo in the house, but there’s a separate bathroom. It will definitely be useful to have two loos, just increasingly thinking that when I’m coming to bed and Mrs HYG is already asleep it makes sense to do my ablutions down the hall.
Got an en-suite, it’s fine and better than having one fewer bathroom, but I would prefer having a second bathroom that wasn’t attached to the bedroom. Sounds and smells from a shower/toilet not really welcome that close to the bed.