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Old 05-05-2018, 08:22 AM   #16
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The window is most likely not required, however, I would never want
a bathroom ( or any other room ) in a house without a window.
It's not a hard DIY project to frame out a window...windows are
beautiful they let in natural light and fresh air. I love lots of windows.

I've given the moving the wall suggestion some more thought...
To just pick up a few inches, it's not worth the trouble to move the wall,
besides, it would mess up the tile floor.

Instead, I suggest installing
a pocket door. It solves the problem of 'the war on doors' that
would be going on it that space with all the doors competing for
space and attention.

It also leaves a nice 5 ft long wall for a great
looking vanity and extra cabinets ...with lots of storage.
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:59 AM   #17
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Some type of sliding barn door. There are many styles of doors and tracks. If you’re concerned about light, door could have frosted glass.
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Old 05-05-2018, 11:05 AM   #18
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If it were my house, I would envision something like my sketch here :
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Hello, my boyfriend and I recently bought a new house. The placement of the downstairs bathroom is very weird. It is off the kitchen and you have to pass through it to access the backyard. I was thinking of putting a door to give more privacy but don't know what will work best. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
I am not 100% sure of the measurements but it looks like you have room for a mini barn door/sliding door! And install a 2 in 1 that has a light and ventilation and you 100% do NOT need a window if you have a vent.
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I don't know why anyone would consider having a bathroom
without a window unless there is no outside wall to allow for a
bathroom window.

Although a barn door is lovely, and was my first thought and
then looked up the cost for the door, as well as the limited
space, I hesitated to recommend it. I don't think there is enough
room to install one on that existing wall.

Greg, I like your design for the vanity and closet. In my mind, I
pictured the closet first, then the vanity...Think about this...
the vanity extending all the way down (wall to wall) and then
a half depth closet resting on the vanity top. Let's say the vanity
is 24" deep ( deep enough to meet up with the tile floor) and
the closet sitting on top of the vanity is about 15" deep.

The tile work on the wall could be salvaged as well. It looks nice
and can be kept in place and the vanity built in front of it.
Whatever needs to be replaced ( due to shower
and tub plumbing ) can be salvaged from the area behind the
vanity closet combo.

Also, if the wall that the toilet is on is an outside wall (?) that's
another option for a window placement.
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Pulled this off the internet
Look at this sweet window and the placement
over the toilet. Also, the white woodworking
on the walls...
Of course this narrower (3'?)...lovemeblue's bathroom
is wider (5' ?)

I love the wood dressing around this sweet little window.
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Well TK, I guess I must face the fact that I have NO life now in my retirement years. Here I am drawing my goofy sketches for the internet and discussing a room that a poster just snapped a pic of in a house somewhere.... they MAY be interested in buying.

Add to this, so far the OP does not even appear interested enough to reply back .

The reason I did the linen closet from the floor up was my calculating the room's width. A standard bathtub usually has a stud to stud rough in number of 60" and this allows the drywall to come out on the tub a 1/2 " on each end. So the measurement of the finished walls will be 59".

I cannot come up with a wall to wall vanity cabinet width to fill the 59" width, even if using multiple width cabinets. There are many options for vanities though, with the free standing units.

And I bet a window cannot be put over the toilet easily, as most likely the 3 in. vent for it runs up the wall behind it. JMO
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Well TK, I guess I must face the fact that I have NO life now in my retirement years. Here I am drawing my goofy sketches for the internet and discussing a room that a poster just snapped a pic of in a house somewhere.... they MAY be interested in buying.

Add to this, so far the OP does not even appear interested enough to reply back .

The reason I did the linen closet from the floor up was my calculating the room's width. A standard bathtub usually has a stud to stud rough in number of 60" and this allows the drywall to come out on the tub a 1/2 " on each end. So the measurement of the finished walls will be 59".

I cannot come up with a wall to wall vanity cabinet width to fill the 59" width, even if using multiple width cabinets. There are many options for vanities though, with the free standing units.

And I bet a window cannot be put over the toilet easily, as most likely the 3 in. vent for it runs up the wall behind it. JMO
Her first post said they bought the house. I believe she replied back a few times if you look at her posts. In all fairness, she inquired about just a door.
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Her first post said they bought the house. I believe she replied back a few times if you look at her posts. In all fairness, she inquired about just a door.

Too late to edit now but duly noted and I stand corrected. I was noting the lack of replies to everyone's posts since the OP's last post I guess.

Door or no door, from the looks of the pic in post #7, one has to walk the full width of the house from the toilet to the hand wash sink. Not kosher at all IMO.

Especially for anyone trying to teach a child to wash their hands post toilet use. They have the attention span of a gnat, by the time they walk 6 ft.

Or when someone has a elderly person in the home with walking problems. So IMO= the hand wash sink.. in the room...with the toilet in close proximity.
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Greg, your drawings are not goofy, my drawings are goofy!
they're not only flat drawings, they are often not in exact scale...
the head guy always complains that he wants
shop drawings ( which I can't do) ... Not to mention all the
changes that I make along
the way -- and I mean during the build. (I'm rolling my eyes here.)

You're doing a good thing by sharing your professional working knowledge
to others, especially young couples.

If you can provide the drawings, I can provide the enthusiasm.
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I really appreciate all the suggestions so far. I really wish I could redo the bathroom and make a powder room, but we don't have the money to do that at this time. We are going to be having parties in the summer and I would like for people to be able to use the bathroom without having to close off access to the backyard.

The only other bathroom is the master which is upstairs and I would rather guests not use it. I am just looking for a simple quick fix.

I really like the barn door idea. I myself was thinking of some type of door on a track.

Thanks
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Very well and I understand about budgets and how they have to be adhered to. The barn door could be used. It looks like in the pic there is a light switch at the slider, right where the barn door would be sliding up against. If so, it would need to be addressed.
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Greg, your drawings are not goofy, my drawings are goofy!
Should we have a goofy drawing contest?
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Should we have a goofy drawing contest?
I declare myself (in advance) the winner of a goofy drawing contest.
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After looking at that pic again, there probably isn’t room for a sliding barn door type setup since they mount on outside of wall which would interfere with exterior sliding door. Some sort of bifold door mounted to open right to left, might be cheapest easier fix. They do come 8' high so you might be able to mount track to ceiling. You might get away with mounting bottom fitting only to wall so you didn’t have to drill through tile. You would lose about 3” of access through opening. Recess it toward the inside so it doesn’t stick out quite as far when open. A louvered one is not as private soundwise but you really can’t see through them from outside and it would allow some ventilation and light. They are probably the cheapest too, although you’d have check pricing on 8' vs standard 6'8”. A simple hook and eye for inside privacy latch would work. If you go with 6’8” door, you could fill in top with either just a simple frame with or without glass that would let a little more light in.
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