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Old 02-18-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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Adding a new bathroom


Hi, I am planning to add a new bathroom in my house.

Please look at the layout at the below link and let me know what do you think on this ?

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Old 02-19-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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Will this addition be on slab or a foundation?
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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I am not a huge fan of this design. I dont like the toilet being where it is.

as you walk into the bathroom I would put the vanity on the left wall (make its a 36" vanity) and put the toilet along side of it.

Then put the shower on the right as you walk in and leave the door swing where it is. Just my two cents but I think thats a more usable design.
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Will this addition be on slab or a foundation?
This will be addded on the foundation, in one of existing room.
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I am not a huge fan of this design. I dont like the toilet being where it is.

as you walk into the bathroom I would put the vanity on the left wall (make its a 36" vanity) and put the toilet along side of it.

Then put the shower on the right as you walk in and leave the door swing where it is. Just my two cents but I think thats a more usable design.
Thank you.. Let me flip things and see how they look to my family.. Appreciate your feedback.
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Yeah, I agree.
There isn't enough room to get out of the way of the swinging door.
This room isn't big enough for double sinks.
Even if you fit the sinks in, there isn't enough room for two people to stand in there to use them.
This appears to be over your head.
If you can't afford the bids that you're getting, try hiring individual licensed subcontractors on an hourly basis and get it done step by step as you can afford it.
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Yeah, I agree.
There isn't enough room to get out of the way of the swinging door.
This room isn't big enough for double sinks.
Even if you fit the sinks in, there isn't enough room for two people to stand in there to use them.
This appears to be over your head.
If you can't afford the bids that you're getting, try hiring individual licensed subcontractors on an hourly basis and get it done step by step as you can afford it.
Umm this is a bad idea. Putting someone on hourly will allow them to charge you for every little thing. If you have never done construction be sure to get a licensed electrician, plumber etc for the mechanicals. As for framing, drywall, etc give it a go after researching or pay your friends in beer who have done it before. Be sure to get 2-3 bid for each trade you hire a guy for. Then take the lowest QUALIFIED bid an work him down. If a guy gives you a bid for 800 ask him to do it for 500 and offer cash they will almost always go for it. Good luck.
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Umm this is a bad idea. If a guy gives you a bid for 800 ask him to do it for 500 and offer cash they will almost always go for it.
Umm advice like this will get him the crappiest contractor in town.
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Umm advice like this will get him the crappiest contractor in town.
Umm what do you do for a living? I am a commercial construction project manager and I run work on the side. When I do work for family and friends I offer my guys cash and they drop the price (that is when I use subs since I do most of the work myself).

And by hiring a contractor hourly will cost him an arm and a leg so who has the bad advice here? At least with a bid you have a set price.
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Umm what do you do for a living?
I do renovations exactly like this for a living.
Every day of the week, every week of the year.
Not just "on the weekends with my buddies".
But I'm not going to argue with you on this, you can have the last word.
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I do renovations exactly like this for a living.
Every day of the week, every week of the year.
Not just "on the weekends with my buddies".
But I'm not going to argue with you on this, you can have the last word.
Thank you.. I have edited my post and uploaded the new design.. not much differrence from the last one though.. Except adding a pocket door instead of a swing door..

I do realize that there is no gap between the toilet and the vanity (less than 2 ft) for a double sink.. If one person is working on the fist sink, the other person can't make his way easily to the second sink, which is right infront of the toilet..

I am thinking of alternatives here.. please suggest based on your experience.

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Pocket doors are great for small spaces, but be sure that you don't need that wall space for anything else. Is that wall load bearing? You'll need a header.
For example, you may not be able to put in a recessed toilet paper holder in that wall.
I would put the door so that it swings in towards the tub.
I would put a single sink on the same wall as the toilet.
Put your location in your member profile so we know what part of the country you're in.
You should always try to avoid having plumbing in an exterior wall.
Which of these walls is exposed?
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Pocket doors are great for small spaces, but be sure that you don't need that wall space for anything else. Is that wall load bearing? You'll need a header.
For example, you may not be able to put in a recessed toilet paper holder in that wall.
I would put the door so that it swings in towards the tub.
I would put a single sink on the same wall as the toilet.
Put your location in your member profile so we know what part of the country you're in.
You should always try to avoid having plumbing in an exterior wall.
Which of these walls is exposed?
Good points. Hmm. I plan to put a recessed toilet paper holder on that wall. No, it is not a load bearing wall..
All the walls are interior except that window wall.
Single sink might work but family is preferring double sink to get ready fast in the morning with kids.

Why should not put plumbing on the exterior walls ?

Added location to my profile.
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Why should you not put plumbing on the exterior walls ?
I wanted to know if you were up North like me. We avoid putting plumbing in any exterior wall because pipes can freeze and burst.
If you're going to have two people in there at a time, then the pocket door will be even more useful.
Two pedestal sinks will use up a lot less space than a double vanity cabinet. (but they offer no storage)
You could rotate the tub 180 degrees so the plumbing is on the same wall as the door.
Raise the window up toward the ceiling or use a shorter window.
Then you could move the sinks West several inches to give better access.
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Entry from the North!!!!

Through the window????
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