Master Bath Plan- a few questions
I've posted my overall plans on the Building forum, but wanted to post here to get some specific feedback on the master bath. Here's the plan (including the master bedroom and closet, for perspective):
Does anyone see any issues? Almost anything could be changed at this point if there are better ideas out there, as it is new construction and we haven't broken ground. We're in the process of finalizing the plans.
There are a few other things I'm interested in getting feedback on.
1. We're not planning to install a tiled shower bench. I haven't experienced one yet that was comfortable, and it seems it would simplify the waterproofing job and free up space in the shower. I don't really plan on doing a lot of sitting in there anyway. I'm planning on a teak shower bench that we can move around, remove, replace, etc. as needed. Any opinions on this? Would most people find it weird if there wasn't a built-in bench (just in case we need to sell down the road).
2. There are a lot of doors in the area of the closet/toilet room/ master bedroom door. Any ideas on changes that could help? Or do you think this will be a non-issue?
3. In the shower, we're planning on doing a standard shower head for everyday use, a rain shower for relaxation, and a hand shower for cleaning the shower, washing the doggies, and also for showering. The main shower head will probably go on the wall against the bathtub. Rain shower will be overhead. Where should the hand shower go? Should we put in on the same wall as the main shower head, or put it on the opposite wall so, in theory, two people could shower or you could turn on both shower heads and have water hitting you from both sides, use the hand shower on massage setting directed at your back, etc?
4. Where should I put the niches in the shower? Wall opposite the door, wall against the bathtub, or outside wall?
5.I'm not sure about the window on the wall across from the door to the master bedroom. The bathroom will be on the main floor, but it will really be like a second story window because there is a walk-out basement underneath that is completely exposed in that area (meaning a full story is above ground). We have no neighbors on that side, but could eventually. Their house would be at least 60 feet from our house. I like the idea of the window for the natural light, but obviously I'm worried about privacy. If the window is completely covered all the time I don't know that there is a point in having a window. Advice? Should we get rid of the window? Stop worrying about it and potentially be exhibitionists? Plan on a frosted window? Window treatments? Help!
I've tried to play around with different layouts that would make the window there less of an issue, like having the toilet room on that end with the window inside, but haven't been able to make anything work. I don't think I'm worried about the windows over the tub as far as privacy concerns.
Thanks for your help!