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Old 04-28-2017, 06:28 AM   #1
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Distance from toilet to freestanding tub


I've got about 25" in my layout from the head of the toilet to the side of a freestanding tub. Is that too small of a distance? Is it an awkward design?

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Distance from toilet to freestanding tub


Remeasured.... it's 24". I know the minimum is 21"
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My toilet is 27.75" deep.


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Re: Distance from toilet to freestanding tub


It be more easier to explain if you can send a picture..
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Will do...


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Re: Distance from toilet to freestanding tub


So the number I'm looking at is circled near the top. It's now 25 7/8" with a different tub and toilet. Still seems a little snug. Thoughts?





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I think you are a little close. Go stand in front of your toilet with a something positioned at 26" behind. You see what I mean.
IMHO - turn your toilet 90 degrees against the back wall. Loose the double bowl sink.
My opinion on the double bowl bath sink is complete waste of $ and space. (space you dearly need) How often are you and your significant other really going to brush your teeth at the same time.
Other than that, I like it.
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I think you are a little close. Go stand in front of your toilet with a something positioned at 26" behind. You see what I mean.
IMHO - turn your toilet 90 degrees against the back wall. Loose the double bowl sink.
My opinion on the double bowl bath sink is complete waste of $ and space. (space you dearly need) How often are you and your significant other really going to brush your teeth at the same time.
Other than that, I like it.

We all live differently with different routines etc.... so I am not advising in any manner apart from my experience selling properties, which probably is not your objective.

In rehabing/remodeling, I always look for the opportunity to double sink a master..... even a guest bath... if feasable.

I also try to privitize the crapper as best as possible... might be a separate
W/C or even a knee wall.

In a small footprint, I'll kill the tub for room to do so... leaving only the shower... especially if I have other tubs in the home. (I think the majoority of modern life does not really care about a tub... in liew of the double basins and some privacy as to the` crapper. )

Anyway, I think you are kinda crowded on the toilet... if I was doing it , I'd scrap the tub and retain the double basins , and segragate the crapper..

But again, these are just principles for the majority/and saleabilty (And, despite what I mention, I did a property with a roomy bath, and put in a nice jetted jacuzzi tub, and the lady told me that was what sold her....

SO WTF do I know... but neither me/nor my wife/nor my kids have been in a tub since we were kids. (Oh... by the way, I often put in a low faucet in the shower for bathenets if the home is likely in a comminity with babies.

Good luck thinking it out...

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EDIT: Just read Yoda's comments above, and note that he carries rentals (which I don't have any experience in) and my orientation is more a cash out orientation.)

There may be a basic principle here... "build to your market"... and that is prempted by "build to what you want and will feel works for you".

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I think you are a little close. Go stand in front of your toilet with a something positioned at 26" behind. You see what I mean.
IMHO - turn your toilet 90 degrees against the back wall. Loose the double bowl sink.
My opinion on the double bowl bath sink is complete waste of $ and space. (space you dearly need) How often are you and your significant other really going to brush your teeth at the same time.
Other than that, I like it.

We all live differently with different routines etc.... so I am not advising in any manner apart from my experience selling properties, which probably is not your objective.

In rehabing/remodeling, I always look for the opportunity to double sink a master..... even a guest bath... if feasable.

I also try to privitize the crapper as best as possible... might be a separate
W/C or even a knee wall.

In a small footprint, I'll kill the tub for room to do so... leaving only the shower... especially if I have other tubs in the home. (I think the majoority of modern life does not really care about a tub... in liew of the double basins and some privacy as to the` crapper. )

Anyway, I think you are kinda crowded on the toilet... if I was doing it , I'd scrap the tub and retain the double basins , and segragate the crapper..

But again, these are just principles for the majority/and saleabilty (And, despite what I mention, I did a property with a roomy bath, and put in a nice jetted jacuzzi tub, and the lady told me that was what sold her....

SO WTF do I know... but neither me/nor my wife/nor my kids have been in a tub since we were kids. (Oh... by the way, I often put in a low faucet in the shower for bathenets if the home is likely in a comminity with babies.

Good luck thinking it out...

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Great advice.

Here's my end goal - I'd like to rent the condo out and get premium pricing. It's a two bedroom / 2 bath. The smaller bath has a sort of hacked stand up shower. The bathroom pictured is the main bath. My target customer would be a couple (two incomes), potentially kids.

I was thinking potential rental clients maybe turned off with no bathtub. Young couple looking to start a family. Having no bathtub hurts resale value if I ever choose to go down that road.

I did the sit test with a chair 25 7/8" in front of the toilet. It wasn't terrible. But I'm only 5'9". From an aesthetic perspective the tub being spaced 25 7/8" from a toilet might look crappy. No pun intended.

I don't want to lose the double sink because women seem to love it. Plumbing is already set up for it.

From a design perspective that vent column in the top left corner is forcing me to keep the tub off the wall. Wasting valuable space. I see a couple solutions which I will try to properly diagram for you guys later today. I've included some quick sketches below.

1 - swap the tub and shower. This means that column will consume part of the shower space. The vent is ~16x 11". The new shower could be sort of awkward and smallish. I'll tape up the floor to get a feel for it. It's a sliding glass shower door so no bumping against the toilet issues. That would give me 32 1/4" in front of the toilet. And it would allow me to get a wider tub.


2 - find a smaller tub. Less than 48". That could sit flush to the wall. Then I'd have 38 1/2" between the toilet and and the tub. The problem is these tubs in contemporary design don't exist. I've looked high and low - build.com, homedepot, Lowe's. Google. Nothing. If you guys know of anything let me know. This would also allow me to put a small storage shelf against the vent.

Great idea on the low faucets.... more than one set of faucets might be useful in the shower. I'm running the copper pipe myself so no extra cost to me.

I like the idea of the crapper privacy but I'm not sure giving up the double sink is worth it.


Thanks for taking a look. Much appreciated.






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Again, JMHO, looks kinda cramped to me. Have you considered just a regular tub/shower combo? It would save about a 20% of your floor space. Also, I think your scale is close, but you might want to layout on graph paper using a consistent scale to give you a better perception.
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If you target is a family and this is not the master bath than I wouldn't thing the smaller space is a huge issue. Have you looked at getting a smaller toilet? I know the one we have in our house has a much smaller tank and doesn't come out as far as the one at my in-laws house. Just an idea.
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If you target is a family and this is not the master bath than I wouldn't thing the smaller space is a huge issue. Have you looked at getting a smaller toilet? I know the one we have in our house has a much smaller tank and doesn't come out as far as the one at my in-laws house. Just an idea.


How much smaller of a toilet can you get? 27 3/4" is on the smaller side of what I've seen. I'll google around.


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Again, JMHO, looks kinda cramped to me. Have you considered just a regular tub/shower combo? It would save about a 20% of your floor space. Also, I think your scale is close, but you might want to layout on graph paper using a consistent scale to give you a better perception.


Yodaman, when you say looks to cramped, do you mean the tub or shower to toilet distance or the overall bathroom looks too cramped?

This is my first diy project so my perspective isn't that good.

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According to your first drawing, that would give you the most available space between the tub and vanity, and I agree, double vanity all the way.

The most space near the door opening is most convenient and the lower height tub as opposed to the shower across from the vanity would be much better in my opinion by giving more upper body room.

I see nothing wrong with the space between the shower and toilet. Be certain the toilets you are considering have the correct dimension for your rough in distance ( 10" or 12" ) possibly or other.
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