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Old 03-13-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Hi Guys. Could use a little advice on my en suite bathroom.
I have a 5x8 (easily expandable to 5x10)space with a door in one 5' wall and a window in the opposite wall.
Right now we have a tub/shower under the window, a sink and a toilet.
Any suggestions for a new layout, especially if I make the room 2' longer"
I can also expand the width 1 foot, but that's way more work.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi Guys. Could use a little advice on my en suite bathroom.
I have a 5x8 (easily expandable to 5x10)space with a door in one 5' wall and a window in the opposite wall.
Right now we have a tub/shower under the window, a sink and a toilet.
Any suggestions for a new layout, especially if I make the room 2' longer"
I can also expand the width 1 foot, but that's way more work.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
If you make it 5x20 you will not do much other then have the tub where it is (under the window) and put everything else along the wall in front of it...

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Not much info to go on Stone.

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This has become the go to place for free design.
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Thanks guys. Looks like there's not much I can do.
I have designed literally thousands of decks, and two kitchens, plus my offices, (twice), and my basements (3 times) but the bath stumped me. Somehow I thought there might be some magic key to give me a fantabulous layout, but I guess not. Right next to the bathroom is a 7x10 former kitchen, which at one point I was going to use to expand the bath, so that would have given room for a great new layout. However, that room is going to become the closet, and the current closet, which is 10x10, is going to be a reading room.
For the record, I like the one with 2 sinks.
Oh, and I'm not gonna ask how much. I already know the answer: tree fiddy.
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Greg, is that Sketch-up or something else?
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This has become the go to place for free design.
I think it depends how long you have been around, and how much of a 'design' you are looking for. To me this is just a layout issue. I ask all the time, and help others when I can.
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Greg, is that Sketch-up or something else?
This was done with Home Designer Pro by Chief Architect... I use that for my most architectural drawings,i.e home design, additions, cross sections,etc... Sketchup Pro I use for technical details and illustrations.

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The only real advantage to making the room "wider" (5' to 6') is you can then do a custom, built in floor to ceiling towel closet. This depends on carpentry skills to do a built in or you could go to a cabinet shop and have one built.
As far a making it longer, You could add a seating area, maybe even made of cedar like you would for a sauna (not everyone can balance on one leg to dry the other, or bend over far enough)
You just have to be creative and think of the space as an empty shell and work from there. When I'm designing bathrooms I try and think of the people useing it mostly...what would "they" love to have.
Hope that is of some help.
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I think it depends how long you have been around, and how much of a 'design' you are looking for. To me this is just a layout issue. I ask all the time, and help others when I can.
I know Dan, its just that there has been a few in the last couple of weeks.
I enjoy a challenge and also enjoy seeing the solutions the others come up with as well.
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If your looking for design inspiration the best place online to find it is at www.houzz.com

Thousands and Thousands of finished bathroom pictures.

You can search by Metro Area or Style.
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If your looking for design inspiration the best place online to find it is at www.houzz.com

Thousands and Thousands of finished bathroom pictures.

You can search by Metro Area or Style.
Thanks John that site was very helpful!

Cheers!

I like some of the bathroom designs rogerseller has done.

If you have time visit their designer bathrooms showrooms
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If your looking for design inspiration the best place online to find it is at www.houzz.com

Thousands and Thousands of finished bathroom pictures.

You can search by Metro Area or Style.
Dude you so saved my a$$ with this site.

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