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Help with designing new dormer bathroom

Posted by alix009 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 17, 11 at 13:52

I’ve been a longtime passive participant on this site, taking advantage of the collective wisdom when renovating our kitchen. Now that I’m taking on renovating two bathrooms, and adding a new dormer for a third bathroom, I’m hoping for specific advice. At the moment I’m struggling with the new dormer. I’m attaching the architect’s latest design, which works fine, but I’m wondering if there’s a more efficient way to lay out the space. There are some parameters to the project:

1) We live in an urban area (two family homes and triple deckers) and went through a six month approval process with the Zoning Board to get permission for the dormer. Per the variance, the walls and windows of the plan cannot be changed (though creating “dummy window(s)” is fine by me since we’re 15 feet away from our neighbor’s windows).
2) I’d like to keep the WC and the shower/vanity area separate.
3) The washer/dryer (a small stackable Miele set we already own (I think 24”or 30” square)) need to squeeze into the space.
4) Nearly everything else is negotiable, though the bookshelves on the left (facing the hallway) are pretty important.

It’s going to be three months of dusty, dirty, expensive construction purgatory, and I’m trying to avoid any oversights or plain dumb decisions. Thanks in advance to anyone who wants to share their experience and expertise!

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RE: Help with designing new dormer bathroom

I think you already did, but if not, try posting your question on the discussions side of this forum. This is the gallery for pictures of finished baths. You'll get better response there.

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