Opinions on potential bathroom layouts?
I'm wondering if any of you out there might have an opinion or two on a few proposed layouts I'm considering for our Master Bath. I'm planning well in advance of actual work, so I'm open to all ideas and comments.
Unfortunately we don't have much space to work with, so it will be pretty tiny. No room for a tub, shower only.
I'll first post a rough drawing of our master bedroom, plus a few photos of the current bathroom. The current bath is 7'4" x 5'1. We can only extend it a little, to 7'4 x 7'1. Concurrent to the bathroom renovation we will extend the closet adjacent to the bathroom as well - essentially by pushing the front of the closet and bathroom by about 2'. We can't go much further given the windows on the closet wall.
Current layout. The door at the 'top' of the drawing leads to the front of the house and immediately to the kids' bathroom, laundry and kids' bedrooms. The door at the 'bottom' of the drawing leads to the office used only by us (the parents). It is a good sized if not huge bedroom room, about 18'6" across and 14'9" from the front of the bathroom to the wall separately the bedroom from the office.
Current bathroom, the view from the bed. Charming isn't it? Lovely view of the toilet and oak cabinets. Aside from the toilet being the first thing you see and the fact that the oak cabinets are not my thing, it is awfully cramped in there. But it is basically functional. Pocket doors.
So no tub in the new bathroom, and we need minimal storage. You can see in the layout of the room that there is a 4' closet on your left as you enter the hallway leading to the bed area. That is our 2nd linen closet, where we will keep towels, cleaning supplies, extra soap, TP, etc. I will want a fairly minimal and modern bathroom. Glass wall shower imagined for all layouts.
Proposed layout number 1: pretty conventional. Entry is off the short hallway rather than opposite the bed. The green plant is a living wall (plant wall/green wall). I currently have one in my dining room and love the idea of plants in the bathroom. There is a skylight to bring in natural light as this is an interior room.
The shower in this layout is 40"x85", the vanity 48".
No. 2: Inspired by the photo below, this layout unabashedly opens up onto the main bed space of the bedroom. Smaller shower (38" x 50") with longer two sink vanity: 20" x 85". Sliding all glass doors form the wall between the bathroom and the bedroom proper.
No. 3. Unconventional, make the bathroom part of the bedroom, but hide the toilet. Two vanities, one 42" with sink, another vanity for hair/make up etc. with stool or bench 32". The shower is 42" x 56", the toilet area 32" x 42". We will need a concealed tank toilet here, so the toilet only projects 22" into the space. There will be glass sliding doors between the shower room and the bedroom OR open to the shower, but a glass door closing off the WC.
Forgive the amateur renderings, I'm new at this stuff. Thanks in advance for any comments or advice.