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Old 02-01-2015, 08:17 PM   #1
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Looking to remodel a very small bathroom. We can push out the wall opposite from the sink and toilet up to 18 inches. One thought was to leave sink where it was and put a vanity on the opposite wall. The other idea was to move the sink and put it in the vanity on the opposite wall (this may be difficult depending on how the pluming looks).The current sink has a 3 inch vanity surface around the sink itself. The question was... Is having a vanity on the opposite wall from the sink too odd? This is the house's one and only bathroom (its a small house).
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:54 AM   #2
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What are the dimensions now? 5 feet x ???

How easy is it to move the plumbing locations?

If you put the tub where the toilet and vanity are--and placed the toilet and sink on the opposite wall, would that work with the new larger room?

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What are the dimensions now? 5 feet x ???

How easy is it to move the plumbing locations?

If you put the tub where the toilet and vanity are--and placed the toilet and sink on the opposite wall, would that work with the new larger room?
The room is 5 x 7.3 Didn't consider moving the tub. Good idea.Have yet to get under the house to check out the plumbing. Those doing the work don't want to move the toilet. Would it look bad to have tub and toilet so close?
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T Would it look bad to have tub and toilet so close?
no. imo, that is a better way to do it.
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no. imo, that is a better way to do it.
Just learned that the tub plumbing can't be changed either. So I'm back to my original question. Will it look bad to have a counter on the opposite wall without a sink?
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Can you post a picture from below showing the drain pipes?
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Can you post a picture from below showing the drain pipes?
Have to wait on that one.... realize we need to know that before moving forward.
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Not sure why the plumbing can't be moved. Perhaps the cost? In any event, you have a pretty small space. What is the purpose of the vanity if it won't have a sink? Storage? If it's storage then I would leave the sink where it's, perhaps a pedestal sink to open up the room a bit and the put some cupboards, shelves etc on the opposite wall to store things. Kind of like we did in our 900 sq ft vacation house . We added a small wall mount shelf and a mirror over the pedestal sink and built storage around the commode on the opposite wall.
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Not sure why the plumbing can't be moved. Perhaps the cost? In any event, you have a pretty small space. What is the purpose of the vanity if it won't have a sink? Storage? If it's storage then I would leave the sink where it's, perhaps a pedestal sink to open up the room a bit and the put some cupboards, shelves etc on the opposite wall to store things. Kind of like we did in our 900 sq ft vacation house . We added a small wall mount shelf and a mirror over the pedestal sink and built storage around the commode on the opposite wall.
More counter space and to give the room a more 'roomy' feel. That's the debate... does a counter without a sink look odd?
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I don't think it would look odd at all. I agree the pedestal sink between the tub/toilet would make the seat feel roomier, and the opposite counter would look great. It would be an alcove that you'd be proud of when its done. You'll really appreciate the extra storage space.
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Not sure why the plumbing can't be moved. Perhaps the cost? In any event, you have a pretty small space. What is the purpose of the vanity if it won't have a sink? Storage? If it's storage then I would leave the sink where it's, perhaps a pedestal sink to open up the room a bit and the put some cupboards, shelves etc on the opposite wall to store things. Kind of like we did in our 900 sq ft vacation house . We added a small wall mount shelf and a mirror over the pedestal sink and built storage around the commode on the opposite wall.
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in a small bathroom, you can save space by using a corner bath. it sounds silly but that's how it turns out well. and a narrow portion to install the bath the sink

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