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Old 03-22-2013, 10:47 PM   #16
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I once rented a vacation home for a week and there was a shower wand, I believe, right to the side of the toilet. There was a drain in the middle of the floor. You could sit on the toilet and take a dump and shower at the same time. And the toilet was always clean.

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OK... I was a little off on the width.

The room is 7'6" long by 5' wide
The window is dead center, 28" of clearance on each side of it (that's measuring from the corner to where the trim begins.

Where the door is located right now is also dead center, 28" on either side of it. 28" is obviously not much which is why I was planning on moving it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #19
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OK, so here ar the correct dimensions.

There's 28" from the wall to the start of the door trim now. If I move the door the 6" then I'll have the 34". There is plenty of space for the sink to clear.

The room is only 5" wide, so 40" for the shower and the rest for shelves might be a better formula. Ideas?

The other option (that I was trying to avoid) is moving the wall. There is a small room on the other side of the bathroom (upper wall in the picture) but I will have to re-jigger a lot of stuff in that room if I really do move the wall, I was trying to leave it as a last resort.
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How hard is it to move the door towards the sink?
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How hard is it to move the door towards the sink?
Not a terrible job. I don't believe it's a bearing wall (the other half of the wall in the other room actually more resembled a pocket door cavity than a traditional 2x4 wall) and the ceiling joists run the same direction as the wall.

The door is not in the best of shapes anyway, so I might actually spring for a new prehung door.


I was thinking something like this:

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OK ... I keep twisting and turning scenarios in my head..... I think I'm going to try to steal space from the room next to it. I was trying to avoid this, but I feel like it's going to be cramped otherwise. The big problem is ... it's my wife's office and I have to convince her
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I like your ideas so far, but what do you have in-place in your home now? A tub or just a shower unit? I ask because many corner showers are great if you are only taking a shower. But get a woman in there shaving her legs and it's another story. I'm assuming your wife would also be using the shower so it might be something to consider. Our master had standard corner shower in it (34") but it wasn't really a 34" square because of the corner door. We ended up ripping it out and taking away some of our hall closet (on the same wall as the shower, just as you are thinking about with your wife's office) and moving the toilet closer to the window. This allowed us to make a 'cubby' for the shower and made it a lot bigger. This might not be an issue for you if you go with a rectangle rather than a square but I thought I'd mention it anyway.
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There's a full bath with a tub upstairs.

I think at this point I have settled on a rectangular shower, so we should not have any of the issues you describe, but it's a good point - thank you.
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What about a whole room shower without a shower door? Unlikely more than one person would be in that space at a time (unless showering together). Means you have to seal or tile the whole thing but why not?

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Old 04-19-2013, 11:58 AM   #26
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I actually did consider that, but with the small size of the bathroom and a window and a heat register right there, I decided to do something separate.

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