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Old 12-22-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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We are enlarging our 2nd bathroom to include a shower. The room will be 115 in by 61 in (exterior wall dimensions). There is some give in these measurements. I'm thinking a 48 x 35 in shower will be roomy enough for a man. I'm planning on a shower, a 48 in vanity and a toilet all along one wall. The other wall will have the door. Its location is also flexible. I'm looking at a fiberglass shower stall and vanity from Lowes both were under $400. I'm hoping the shower is all one piece. Is there something I should be looking for or should be avoiding as I search for the furnishings. Also, what should I know about buying a toilet? I was told the water conservative flushes don't carry bulk down efficiently.

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Old 12-23-2009, 05:21 AM   #2
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The issue with the toilet depends on the brand and model. Most work well. Buying at a box store is your first major mistake unless this is meant to be an economy throw away bathroom for a few years use. Large one piece shower units need to be in the room prior to construction. If this is a remodel how will you get it into the room. Your only choice will be to remove the exterior wall. This unit cannot be moved up a stairwell or through door openings. Measurements are critical in planning a bath remodel. And these are inside to inside dimensions, so your measurements are useless. Everything needs to be planned out. Where will the accessories be placed. These should have blocking in the walls. What goes on the floor? Is the sub floor structure sufficient? If on a second floor what do you plan for waterproofing the floor. Avoid materials that are subject to distress under moist conditions. Plan for a good fan. Panasonic or Fantec. Use the right paints.

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The issue with the toilet depends on the brand and model. Most work well. Buying at a box store is your first major mistake .
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Quality fixtures are important for comfort, lasting longer and working better. But these at your local plumbing supplier showroom. Faucets and such I get the best deals at www.faucets.com Most important issue with the bath remodel is to plan everything down to the smallest details and measure everything exactly and check these measurements.
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