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Framing mistake...

Posted by lzhwong (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 10, 13 at 13:45

They have almost completed framing on our home and as we were measuring everything we noticed that the master bathroom is 2 ft longer than what the plans indicate.

With this increase in size, do you think we should move the vanity and toilet on the 8'2'' wall? My concern with that is that the toilet will be out in the open as opposed to being tucked in a corner. We do not want the toilet in it's own little closet.

Is there any way to re-work the bathroom to make the space more efficient?

Thank you for your help!


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RE: Framing mistake...

I would be more concerned about here you lost 2 feet as that could be a huge problem


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RE: Framing mistake...

What if you we're to extend the upper vanity into a short "L" and tuck the toilet on the right side wall upper corner. Make sense?


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RE: Framing mistake...

Yes, where did the 2 feet get taken from?


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RE: Framing mistake...

The bonus room shrank by 2 ft. We emailed the builder on Friday addressing this issue and haven't heard back. In the mean time, I'm trying to see if there are better ways to reconfigure the bathroom with this added space.


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RE: Framing mistake...

If they haven't put up the drywall, they can move it to where it was in the plans. Unless you prefer it the new way.


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RE: Framing mistake...

(where is the bonus room? I'm thinking they are off on a couple of walls?)

You *could* have a double vanity on the long wall by the tub and then just put in a linen cabinet/wardrobe where you have the single shorter sink counter. That could give some visual separation for the toilet.

I'd be more concerned about your loss of 2 feet in the bonus room... unless that really was just "bonus" space that you didn't know what else to do with so it became a bonus room. But, if it was a planned area, you need to make sure you still have plenty of room for the furniture you planned and all walking routes through the room now that you are missing the 2 feet. This is the time to correct it.


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RE: Framing mistake...

I am still having a hard time grasping that the "only" change is the bathroom 2 ft bigger and the bonus room 2 ft smaller. Something else I believe must be incorrect and I would be very leery of going to far until you are 100% sure there will be no major issues going forward.


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