Need input on bathroom layout

starry-eyedFebruary 14, 2010

Thank you in advance for your advice. I've read over a 100 postings and this group gives great thoughtful suggestions.

The two photos posted are the current design. (we will be attempting to post photos in a few minutes.)

Issue #1: This bathroom is desperately in need of upgrades in products/colors, etc. We thought we could improve upon the layout while making tile/counter top, etc improvements. Do you see a better layout opportunity?

Issue #2: Do you see additional design/feature opportunities? (ex. wall-cut-ins, cool fixtures which bring in a master bath feeling??)

Issue #3: The age old question---This is our master bath. Do we have to have the jaccuzi tub? We may be moving in a year. We currently live in MN. There is no way we could keep the current icky tile,color/counters. Yes, we do have a shower/tub in the guest bathroom.

Issue #4: Sure, it would be nice to not have to do major plumbing moves but if you can improve upon the design and it only adds reasonable (??$1000??) of a professional plumber's time--it wouldn't make me panic. I think we've become concerned with moving anything because people comment on the difficulty/cost so often.


1) Note one of the sinks is positioned right in front of a window. Old/current bathroom had counter to ceiling mirrors so you could kind of watch yourself shave and brush teeth.

2) Outdated shower--bit like a cave--although there is a light in there. Think of yourself showering in a cube.

3) We have considered keeping jacuzzi and just changing tile on deck and fixtures because it still works and in good condition. It is off-white/cream. The problem with the older jacuzzi is we're having trouble finding replacements for brass colored fixtures. Source suggestions?

Good News: One of the postings from StacyNeil gave me one idea. We could change two of walls of shower into glass.

Thanks. Please ask any questions.

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Here's my two cents - as a realtor and a homeowner- based on the layout drawing:

I think the two sinks are not a good idea. A key reason for two sinks is for two people to be able to get ready at the same time but this layout prohibits two people using sinks at the same time. I'm worried buyers will get too wrapped up in the awkwardness of it.

The obvious thing would be put two sinks on the long vanity, even if they are close together. Also, I've seen people hang oval mirrors over a window both for practicality and privacy.

I second the idea of glass walls - it opens the space and makes it look more modern.

Hope this helps.

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