Room Layout Help Needed!!! Bathroom Addition

bea8480July 27, 2012

Hi, we want to add a bathroom to the first floor of our house. The only place that we can put it is in the formal living room because there are pipes that are already going to through an existing closet. As a result we will lose the closet. I would like to add a closet somewhere in this room because it is the first room when you walk into the house. I am struggling with the layout of the room because of the windows and fireplace. My first thought was to extend the wall from the bathroom towards the front of the house and build a closet next to the bathroom, but then I would be taking a lot of space away from the room and I think it would look odd. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The box on the bottom left of the picture is the proposed bathroom. It would be tiny 39 inches by 41.5 inches. The grass looking thing in the middle of the wall is a fireplace. The entry way above the proposed bathroom is into the family room and the entry way on the bottom left is to the front door and staircase going upstairs. Right now the room is 11'7" by 19'4".

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Sophie Wheeler

It won't meet code and would detract greatly in value to your home to have a bathroom in your living room. Scrap that idea now and start looking elsewhere if you need to add another bath. If the home has other space issues, perhaps a small addition would be the best use of your money here.

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