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Old 02-21-2010, 02:02 PM   #16
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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.
Hence I am from west, I can do plumbing on exterior wall, though I don't prefer to break the existing wall. Except that wall, rest all going to be new walls, so it is always better to add pluming to existing walls.


next, I can move the sink to north side so that, as you said, plumbing can be done to the door wall. Then I will have 1ft space on the winow side wall, which is exterior wall.

Based on Home depot, the shortest window would be 17", but I thought that would be too narrow. In fact, I don't necessarily need a window since I am going to have an exhaust fan. But it adds some value to the bathroom.
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Entry from the North!!!!

Through the window????
What does this mean ?
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What does this mean ?
Well, I was looking at the drawing and I think the drawing has a notation (in the upper left corner) that the entry is from the north.

THEN, there is also a north-arrow represented. This arrow points to the right of the page where the window is. From what I remember seeing the door (entry) was to the left of the page (south). Not sure now what I did see.
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I don't necessarily need a window since I am going to have an exhaust fan. But it adds some value to the bathroom.
Natural light is extremely valuable.
How high are your ceilings?
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Natural light is extremely valuable.
How high are your ceilings?
9 foot ceiling.. 1970 Construction.
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Then you may have enough space to install a transom style window above the sinks up high by the ceiling, and still have enough wall space below it for a medicine cabinet or mirror.
Something like these:
http://homebuilding.thefuntimesguide...oom_shower.JPG
http://www.vrankovillage.com/rennova...671-733648.JPG
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Natural light is extremely valuable.
How high are your ceilings?
Also looking online for double sink vanities.. Most of them are look like 72" inch wide, 6 ft.. which does not fit to my design. I am sure either I need to change the design or change the intent of having double sink vanity.


How about if I move sink to right side of the entrace by taking off the toilet. In that case, both of my tub and vanity will be facing each other.

Then move the toliet infront of the door and underneath the winow.. Though I don't like this idea of having toilet right infont of the door.
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Also looking online for double sink vanities.. Most of them are look like 72" inch wide, 6 ft.. which does not fit to my design.
A 6x9 bathroom generally doesn't allow a double vanity. Two pedestal sinks may squeeze in there, otherwise search for an 18 inch deep double vanity. Very rare, but just what you need.
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Then move the toliet infront of the door and underneath the winow.. Though I don't like this idea of having toilet right infont of the door.
I agree, don't do that.
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Then you may have enough space to install a transom style window above the sinks up high by the ceiling, and still have enough wall space below it for a medicine cabinet or mirror.
Something like these:
http://homebuilding.thefuntimesguide...oom_shower.JPG
http://www.vrankovillage.com/rennova...671-733648.JPG
Ok.. Got you.. good idea.

If that is the case, I can put 72 " vanity on the exterior side wall.

so 2.5 ft width of tub + 6 ft windth of vanity = 8.5 ft.. I have total 9 ft..

I probably extend the width of the bathroom to 9.5 so that one foot gap is maintained between tub and vanity.

Toilet can be where it is now..

Only hitch is - I have to open the exterior wall to run plumbing..

Let me flip things on the paper and see how does it look like..


Here is the modified one..
http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...roomdesign.gif

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I didn't notice this before, but you have the vanity depth labeled as 2.5 feet, which is 30 inches.
Standard vanity depth is 21 inches plus an inch for sink/counter overhang, so it should be 22 inches.
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I didn't notice this before, but you have the vanity depth labeled as 2.5 feet, which is 30 inches.
Standard vanity depth is 21 inches plus an inch for sink/counter overhang, so it should be 22 inches.
That is good. I save couple of more inches here.. I will change the design to match this..

How about standard toilet dimensions ?
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It will depend on whether you have a 10" or 12" rough-in and whether you go round or elongated bowl.
Small - 20"x28"
Big - 22"x34"

Your county will have code requirements for how much space you need around the toilet.

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It will depend on whether you have a 10" or 12" rough-in and whether you go round or elongated bowl.
Small - 20"x28"
Big - 22"x34"

Your county will have code requirements for how much space you need around the toilet.
I guess with the new design, either of the size will fit into the room nicely.
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Hi, we're adding a new bath also, actually we're removing one and replacing it with two. I couldn't make out the dimensions on your plan (bad eyes) but I found www.nkba.org (National Kitchen and Bath Association) invaluable in planning ours, especially the section on clearances (i.e. side clearance for toilets: 15" from center minimum, 18" recommended). Every example is clearly illustrated, and it answered all my numerous questions about bath layout.
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Hi, we're adding a new bath also, actually we're removing one and replacing it with two. I couldn't make out the dimensions on your plan (bad eyes) but I found www.nkba.org (National Kitchen and Bath Association) invaluable in planning ours, especially the section on clearances (i.e. side clearance for toilets: 15" from center minimum, 18" recommended). Every example is clearly illustrated, and it answered all my numerous questions about bath layout.
Ok. Thank you for thr info... I will look into this..
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