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Old 02-02-2019, 04:30 PM   #1
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Bathroom layout question...


I'm laying out the bathrooms on a complete gut remodel. Nothing is set yet.

Plumbing can be moved, walls are not up yet etc.

Bathroom doors are 28" wide.

When laying out the bathroom I find myself making a lot of adjustments to accommodate the door molding inside the bathroom. It seems like the silliest detail but I know its going to come back to bite me in the end.

I'm guessing 2" is the minimum door casing that looks decent.

I had to move the vanity in Bathroom #2 away from the corner just so I could get a door molding in. Is having the vanity 9-10" off the corner a bad bathroom design choice?

In Bathroom #1 the clearance from the vanity to the shower enclosure wall is 26". Seems like an adequate passage.

Any design advice would be greatly appreciated here. Thanks!
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Why are there 2 baths like that next to each other - is there a wall dividing what looks like one large room outside of them ?

You better check code requirements for those fixtures, especially that shower door frontal clearance.
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Why are there 2 baths like that next to each other - is there a wall dividing what looks like one large room outside of them ?



You better check code requirements for those fixtures, especially that shower door frontal clearance.


The bathroom doors open to the living space.


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The bathroom doors open to the living space.


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Cool, but why 2 bathrooms side by side opening into the same living space (room) ? That just seems odd to me.
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Assuming its drawn to scale, when you shimmy into that shower I hope you like Thai food, cuz you're definitely going to Bangkok. No room to open door.

You should really try to layout the baths back-to-back with a wet wall. Toilets need 15" clear each side of centerline. Doors should always open into rooms, not out into circulation (and pocket doors are only for hail mary situations). One bath should be attached to the Master Bedroom, even if this is for student housing. Closets should be 24" deep. Eliminate jogs in walls.

What's the latest overall floor plan? These baths should be designed as a whole with the rest of the unit.

Take some time to google images for "narrow floor plans" or "brownstone floor plans" and get a feel for some overall unit solutions you could utilize.
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I made a few changes to the one on the right to make the door have a better chance, you want 18 from the center of the toilet on both side.


Unless you have special tub in mind the rough is usually 60 inches
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when you are really tight corner toilets work every time.
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Barn doors would be easier than pocket doors to maintain. They look nice but depends on if they blend with the rest of the house style.

I just stayed in a hotel with very large bathrooms with very wide barn doors. The doors were huge and the bathrooms super spacious to accommodate wheelchairs.
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I hope you like Thai food, cuz you're definitely going to Bangkok. No room to open door.

You should really try to layout the baths back-to-back with a wet wall. Toilets need 15" clear each side of centerline. Doors should always open into rooms, not out into circulation (and pocket doors are only for hail mary situations). One bath should be attached to the Master Bedroom, even if this is for student housing. Closets should be 24" deep. Eliminate jogs in walls.

What's the latest overall floor plan? These baths should be designed as a whole with the rest of the unit.

Take some time to google images for "narrow floor plans" or "brownstone floor plans" and get a feel for some overall unit solutions you could utilize.
Bangkok - It's a sliding glass door, but agreed the spacing is a little tight. Neal's modification buys me a little more room.

Doors - I can rotate the doors to open into the bathrooms.

Bathroom to Master connection - Its a 3 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. It's going to be a roommate situation.

Here's the overall floorplan... it's still in planning stages

- I couldn't figure out a way to get a closet into the front bedroom.
- Kitchen is still in the works.
-The closet closer to the kitchen is for a washer/dryer.
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Bangkok - It's a sliding glass door, but agreed the spacing is a little tight. Neal's modification buys me a little more room.

Doors - I can rotate the doors to open into the bathrooms.

Bathroom to Master connection - Its a 3 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. It's going to be a roommate situation.

Here's the overall floorplan... it's still in planning stages

- I couldn't figure out a way to get a closet into the front bedroom.
- Kitchen is still in the works.
-The closet closer to the kitchen is for a washer/dryer.
Need a spacer between fridge and wall or the door won't open.
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I made a few changes to the one on the right to make the door have a better chance, you want 18 from the center of the toilet on both side.


Unless you have special tub in mind the rough is usually 60 inches
I'll play around with this change. And good tip on the corner toilet. Thanks!
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Need a spacer between fridge and wall or the door won't open.


If pulled out a bit, so that the fridge door hinges are not inside the enclosure, the fridge doors can open wide.

OP, you’re going to need a big fridge if you’re renting out those 3 bedrooms not to a family but to 3 independent individuals. Of course, some of them may decide to buy a mini-fridge, for their own bedrooms, for their personal stashes.
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If pulled out a bit, so that the fridge door hinges are not inside the enclosure, the fridge doors can open wide.

OP, you’re going to need a big fridge if you’re renting out those 3 bedrooms not to a family but to 3 independent individuals. Of course, some of them may decide to buy a mini-fridge, for their own bedrooms, for their personal stashes.
Yeah, my son has a 8" block behind the fridge so the door clears the wall.
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@jaketrades Is there any particular reason you want one bedroom up front? I can do a lot better layout with all three bedrooms in the back if you'd like.
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@Nealtw I moved the vanity in bathroom #1 as per your suggestion. It solved a couple of problems for me. Thx.

Here's the latest floorplan. Still messing around with the kitchen and closets.... ignore the disarray outside of the bathrooms.
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