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Old 10-28-2010, 10:22 PM   #1
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Greetings all,

I am a fairly new home owner (second home). I have experience with plumbing, electrical, tiling, and would consider myself capable of some advanced DIY, but not quite to the point of hiring myself out as a contractor!

I have an in-law kitchenette attached to my master bedroom, adjacent to a hallway bathroom. I know I can run plumbing to convert this into a master bath.

The problem is, however, that the dimensions are only 67" by 77" with a pocket door.

Is it possible to fit a 3/4 bath here? Just toilet, pedestal sink, and a tile shower?

Thank you in advance for any advice you can give!

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Old 10-28-2010, 11:07 PM   #2
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If it can be done, oh'mike would be the guy to ask to tell you how. He's done a full bath 4X7 1/2 feet.

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:29 AM   #3
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You are kind of tight --Where is the door? I'll put some thought into this as I work today.

A sketch showing the door location would help--Mike--

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Thanks for the thought, gentlemen.

Attached is the sketch. It is compass-oriented.

I do have 22" that could be bumped out into the Master Bedroom, but since the roof is angled, could only be for the sink or storage.

My first thought is bump out for a sink, face the toilet directly across, along the East wall, then make the whole West side a tile shower with curtain (no enclosures, tubs, etc.)

That would also entail treating the window in some way, too!

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Realized that the grid made my walls disappear! Sorry!
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Lasco bathware makes a 54 x 30 one piece tub/shower model 2543 It is very simple without a lot of molding in on the back that would interfere with the width. Not sure if you can get one piece in or not, but they make 54" tubs as well. I was looking at it for adding a shower to my powder room and the specs are about the same width wise as regular size because the back is straighter, doesn't have all the molded shelves and soap dishes etc.
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Just wondering from a resale as well as practical perspective whether you may be better going with a regular 5' tub with shower rather than a tiny shower stall and small tub. I've done a bathroom almost same size as yours with a pocket door and it worked out fine although glad I went with the regular soaker tub.
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Alternatively I would suggest a good size walk in shower stall ... Unless you are a big bath tub fan.
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Seems to me a neo-angle shower in the lower right hand corner--toilet in the lower left corner--

Vanity across from that,in the upper left corner would work----

I suggest that you lay out the room with blue tape--use your garage or basement floor--lay out the fixtures with tape or cardboard cutouts--

This is often easier and faster than paper for people who are not accustomed to blueprints.

It allows you to actually walk around inside your 'plans'---Have fun,--Mike--
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Thanks for the thoughts. I'm not worried about resale, and my future wife hates bathtubs. So I know I want to go with hardibacker/ waterproof/ tile shower rather than any prefab enclosure.
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Good plan --It's your house,make it so you enjoy it. A shower in the master bath is getting to be the standard,not the exception.

It will add to the value of the home,especially if you use high quality products and build with skill and care.

Adding proper lighting goes a long way to make the room look special----

Have fun--Mike---
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Further to the last point; I did a small bathroom with walk in shower in august ... The client was rather difficult to say the least eg. Wanted me to follow UK building code not Canadian cos he's English. Naturally I had to explain why I was obliged to follow local codes ;-). Anyways as I was saying ... He refused to let me install a vanity light although I insisted on running wiring for it so that when he realizes this was a mistake he can easily have one installed. He also didn't want a mirror (this is a guest bath by the way) and was very insistent that I not install a socket ... Again I insisted this be done right so I put in a GFI as per norm.

The first female guest he has is going to hate that there is only pot lights. Anyways I am waffling now ... I agree 100% with using higher quality products in a small bathroom so that the lack of space is overcome by a touch of luxury.
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Well said Bonzai!
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I did another small master bath this summer where the tiles were $45 each (cost) and there were several very tricky cuts ... I was rather paranoid about breakages but thankfully it went smoothly.
There's no need to spend quite that much though ... Some very nice tile for considerably less!
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