Best layout for a 5x8 bathroom?

curleelocksJuly 30, 2009

We are installing a new bathroom for my 12 yr old son. We only have room for a 5 x 8. Doesn't have to be a tub, can just be a shower stall but I am stumped on the best layout.

There is also a window on one of the 5ft sides and I don't want the window to be in the shower. Is there anyway to fit in a vanity with counter space in such a small room?

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weedyacres

Is the window centered on the 5-foot wall? Where is the door?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 9:25AM
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suero

This is the classic 5 x 8 layout. If you put in a pocket door, you might be able to fit a vanity with counter space under the window wall, but the sink couldn't be under the window. Where is the window on the wall?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 1:19PM
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curleelocks

The window is in the corner on the 5 ft wall where the sink is in the above layout. GC is telling me that a 5 x 8 is plenty of room for a 12 yr old's bathroom but I think I would want room for a vanity as well as resale. If I forgo the closet which is going to be next to the bathroom I can expand the 5 foot wall and make an 8 x 8 bathroom or anything in-between. That window location that cannot move due to roof line so other than needing more tile and gaining a vanity what else would I gain design wise if I go to the full 8 x 8?
Any websites with design layouts I can look at?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 4:56PM
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suero

How big a vanity do you want? You can fit a 36" wide vanity into the space where the sink is.

Here's an 8x8 layout

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 7:13PM
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weedyacres

Curlee, where's your door? Which direction would you be able to expand if you went to 8x8?

FWIW, you can fit a vanity into a 5x8. It doesn't have to be a pedestal sink. There are lots of 30" vanities available.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 9:47PM
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suero

Oops. Mistake in my earlier message. Weedyacres is correct. In the 5 x 8 bathroom you can fit a 30" vanity, not 36".
In the 8x8 bathroom I drew a 60" vanity.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 10:00PM
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curleelocks

"Posted by weedyacres (My Page) on Fri, Jul31,09 at 21:47

Curlee, where's your door? Which direction would you be able to expand if you went to 8x8?"

The 8 x 8 layout seuro drew above is fairly accurate except for a 2 foot bumpout behind that vanity where the ductwork for the a/c needs to go. That might actually work because then there will be a little alcove for the toilet right under the window.
This 8 x8 also gives me room for a small storage tower or closet behind the door swing.

Also still trying to decide if I just want a shower enclosure or a tub/shower.

I really appreciate all these ideas.

Is there a website or downloadable layout design like the one you guys are using?

    Bookmark   August 1, 2009 at 1:06PM
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