Installing tub into shower alcove
Hi all! My wife is tired of taking (or not taking) baths in the 14" deep tub in our child's bathroom, which is currently the only bath in the house. That bathroom is too small to accommodate a large tub, so I would like to install a tub in our master bathroom. Because of size and plumbing constraints, we will need to do a shower/tub combo. Here is my question:
We currently have a tiled shower alcove 55" across and 34" deep on the right wall of the bathroom at the back corner, with fixtures on the right side. There is 46" of space in front of the alcove until you get to the opposing wall. I am thinking about installing a large tub (like the Kohler Archer 72" x 36" Drop-In) crosswise with a bit more than half of it sticking out of the alcove. The shower and fixtures would either remain where they are, 90 degrees to the tub end, or be moved to the back of the alcove. Has anyone seen a configuration like this, with a tub sticking out of an alcove? Is there an obviously better solution. Thanks in advance.