Home Clinic: Is an en suite bathroom a complete waste of space?

You can maximise space by choosing modestly sized toilets and washbasins.

Eva Byrne

Q We are a family of four, two adults and four-year-old twins, a boy and a girl. We are planning a total refurbishment of our new forever-home and are tight for space. Is it worth installing an en suite bathroom off the master bedroom? And is it a good idea to splash out on a downstairs shower room?