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2nd floor bathroom

Posted by PersonIncharge (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 2, 13 at 11:41

Hello!
We need an extra bathroom upstaris. Don't plan to move from this house for a while. Here's my plan for a 2nd floor extra bath. It will need a 4' extention to the back of the house as its designed. There's nothing to the ground, so it will need support posts etc. going to the ground and permits from the city as well. The entire floor plan for the 2nd floor is on this pic, not to scale. I backed up the proposed bathroom to the existing one, hoping it will make for simpler plumbing. Would love the ability to avoid extending the house. Any other suggestions / solutions are appreciated. I'm just brainstorming right now, I like to have a good idea before I solicit professional help. Thanks.


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RE: 2nd floor bathroom

Do you have actual dimensions for your floor plan? What you are proposing isn't the best plan, either for the dollars spent or the function gained. It will be especially difficult if you are in a cold climate. You wouldn't want to do the bumpout without a corresponding bumpout of the first floor, and cantilevering a bumpout like that will be significantly more costly than just doing a conventional foundation and two story addition.

If we knew the dimensions of the existing bedrooms, halls, and baths, perhaps a few things could be rearranged. And, if we also knew the source of the conflict here about using the existing bathrooms, that would help as well.

Have you considered closing in the open foyer? Then using bedroom 3 for a bath and closet? That would give you better temperature control and sound control in the house, and be a much easier project than a bumpout would be.


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