Bathroom layout suggestions welcome and needed!
We are finally getting closer to start our master bathroom remodel. We have kind of a standard bathroom with a walk in closet next to it. We have moved the closet to a larger area and will demo the wall between the two to pick some more footage.
The bath will be 8' X 14'. I would like to keep the toilet in it's current location but am a bit concerned if there is enough room between it and a double vanity. If it has to be turned, so be it. The plumbing for it is already in the exterior wall.
The entrance door does need to remain on the long wall opposite the exterior wall. It might help to know that the door goes into a hallway and opposite the bathroom is a large walk in closet with double pocket doors centered on that wall. I was thinking on also centering the bathroom door so there would be some symmetry in the hallway but I can live with it if we move the door somewhere else along the wall.
I would like to get two windows in here. They can be placed anywhere but I really like the idea of having one at the end of the tub. At the other end there could be storage of some kind, cabinets and/or shelves.
I also plan to put in skylights in some way to get more sunlight into the room. The exterior wall is on the eastern side of the house.
I already have the tub. I came across it at a price too good to pass up so bought it even though our plan is far from final.
The plan is for a separate shower with a barnstyle sliding frameless door (Fluerco maybe?) on the toilet side and a short wall, about 48" tall on the entrance door side. That would screen the view of the toilet from the hallway and give a little sense of privacy in the shower.
We are DIYers and will do the demo, carpentry and tiling and sub out the plumbing and electric work.
A friend, who is a designer, has drawn up five different layouts. Each has it's merits and drawbacks.
Any suggestions are so welcome. I've been saving for this for 17 years and I want to get it right!