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milkmania
09-06-2005, 09:25 PM
help

I need to remodel the bathroom:( I need some ideas and some input

the entry door is on a load bearing wall. everything else is movable.
would like a soaker or whirlpool tub with a shower or seperate shower if needed.

Also, these measurements are somewhat approximate.
http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/bath.jpg


here's the kind of stuff that interests us.
(even the glass block windows)

(1) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/1.jpg
(2) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/2.jpg
(3) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/3.gif
(4) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/4.jpg
(5) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/5.jpg
(6) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/6.jpg
(7) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/7.jpg
(8) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/8.jpg
(9) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/9.jpg
(10) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/10.jpg
(11) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/11.jpg
(12) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/12.jpg
(13) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/13.jpg
(14) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/14.jpg
(15) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/15.jpg
(16) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/16.jpg
(17) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/17.jpg
(18) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/18.jpg
(19) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/19.jpg
(20) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/20.jpg
(21) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/21.jpg
(22) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/22.jpg
(23) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/23.jpg
(24) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/24.jpg
(25) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/25.jpg
(26) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/26.jpg
(27) http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/27.jpg

erkoehler
09-06-2005, 09:26 PM
Is that all?

milkmania
09-06-2005, 09:27 PM
Is that all?

nope, she's got more:rant:

rodltg2
09-06-2005, 09:35 PM
dont be cheap, do granite slab. no tile..

Mag_Red
09-06-2005, 09:49 PM
dont be cheap, do granite slab. no tile..and you'll give Brian a nice discount????

milkmania
09-06-2005, 10:09 PM
dont be cheap, do granite slab. no tile..

and you'll give Brian a nice discount????


well????????
looks like it was a hit and run:purplaugh

Mag_Red
09-06-2005, 10:39 PM
Bet his Malibu buddies get a sweet deal :D

erkoehler
09-06-2005, 10:40 PM
Bet his Malibu buddies get a sweet deal :D :noface:


Aren't you going to put a bid in on the paint? :confused:

east tx skier
09-07-2005, 12:22 PM
If you're going all out, heat that floor.

phecksel
09-07-2005, 12:46 PM
Rotate the tub CCW 90 and slide it up against the left wall. Put in a corner shower stall. When I bought my house, I thought that was a huge waste, but both are frequently and simultanously used.

Make it two sinks

Slide the entrance door as far to the left as possible

peason
09-07-2005, 01:22 PM
I would tile the floor and put in ground heat - that is what I am planning on doing with my new bathroom. I would also look at putting money into the shower - like multiple jets for your body.

When we built our last house we spent quite a bit on a jacuzzi tub - and we never use the darn thing - instead this time I want to put in deluxe shower with two shower heads and body sprays.

How about one of those french butt washers? Maybe a urinal too!

Bathrooms are the most expensive behind kitchens - good luck

Granite_33
09-08-2005, 05:58 PM
help

I need to remodel the bathroom:( I need some ideas and some input

the entry door is on a load bearing wall. everything else is movable.
would like a soaker or whirlpool tub with a shower or seperate shower if needed.

Also, these measurements are somewhat approximate.
http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/bath.jpg


here's the kind of stuff that interests us.
(even the glass block windows)



If you can, install pocket doors. It makes a big difference on the room.
Have 2 sinks.
Put a door on the sh*tter.......I don't need to explain the need for privacy.
You may want to put a big corner garden tub in the room instead of a standard one.
If thats a closet in there straight across from the entrance door, make it half the size. Use the space gained to put in a separate shower.
Granite countertops, or marble are nice.
Tile floors.

I've remodeled all 3 bathrooms in my house.
Seeing how we use it now..........
The separate shower is a very, very good idea. 2 sinks is a must. Door on the sh!tter. The Garden tub will be a nice addition.....might not be used that much.

Keep us all updated Milk.........good luck.

milkmania
09-08-2005, 07:46 PM
If you can, install pocket doors. It makes a big difference on the room.
I agree, but when we built the den, we used pocket doors.... they are always open.
Have 2 sinks. The 2 sinks pictured below displace the vanity area.:(
Put a door on the sh*tter.......I don't need to explain the need for privacy. been married way too long for privacy:rolleyes:
You may want to put a big corner garden tub in the room instead of a standard one. The purpose of the remodel is for a garden/soaker tub.... I cannot get my shoulders underwater with the current standard tub.
If thats a closet in there straight across from the entrance door, make it half the size. Use the space gained to put in a separate shower.
Granite countertops, or marble are nice.
Tile floors.

I've remodeled all 3 bathrooms in my house.
Seeing how we use it now..........
The separate shower is a very, very good idea. 2 sinks is a must. Door on the sh!tter. The Garden tub will be a nice addition.....might not be used that much.

Keep us all updated Milk.........good luck.

the tub below is just an idea, I am open to a corner tub.
does this look better or worse?
http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/bath2.jpg

*edit:
I forgot to mention, this is a wood sub-floor on top of a concrete foundation underneath..... all plumbing is movable and very accesable.

Workin' 4 Toys
09-08-2005, 11:25 PM
In house whirlpool tubs are nothing but a hassle. They never get used as much as you'd think. We have had one since the house was built a few years ago, I can count on one hand how many times its been used, but it still needs to be flushed out very often to keep mold and mildew out of the lines.
If you want a whirlpool, get a outdoor hot tub.
Now that was a worthy investment. I wouldn't want to be without one now that we have it. I didn't know what I was missing.(Especially being married, if you know what I mean)
The showers with the multiple heads are awesome. I have been considering one of these for one of our bathrooms, maybe even mine when we go through it in another year or so. We shall see.
I am not sure what other tips you were looking for, but there is some very cool stuff on the market now.

phecksel
09-09-2005, 12:24 PM
the tub below is just an idea, I am open to a corner tub.
does this look better or worse?
http://www.writeonrice.com/tub/bath2.jpg

*edit:
I forgot to mention, this is a wood sub-floor on top of a concrete foundation underneath..... all plumbing is movable and very accesable.
Move the Sinks back to the other side, and decrease the closet space. I'm all for large closets, but just for a bath, that's huge. Moving the sinks back gives you a larger surface area. Men need enough space for a toothbrush, comb, razor :) Women need space for {edited to save message space} Might also be able to capture the space between the shower and tub as storage space. Can you add a window to the toilet area?

Ryan
09-09-2005, 01:39 PM
if you don't go for pocket doors, I'd at least have the lavatory door open outward. It's no fun having to stand on the toilet or squeeze up against the wall to get the door open and shut.

maristarman
09-09-2005, 01:45 PM
Milk,

How much money do you really need to spend for the 3 S's?

To me, it's a bathroom, not a museum.

Why not make a nice bathroom instead of an extravagent one and use the money you save on a new boat?

You can go cultured marble instead of Granite Slab and it will still look really nice but cost a whole lot less.

Granite_33
09-09-2005, 01:51 PM
Move the Sinks back to the other side, and decrease the closet space. I'm all for large closets, but just for a bath, that's huge. Moving the sinks back gives you a larger surface area. Men need enough space for a toothbrush, comb, razor :) Women need space for {edited to save message space} Might also be able to capture the space between the shower and tub as storage space. Can you add a window to the toilet area?

I'm with Phecksel on the closet. Trade the closet with the sinks. I would most definitely opt for a bigger sink space vs more closet space.
I don't know whether or not you can pull off the truncated vanity / countertop either.
(something tells me mommas pushing the closet :D )

My (our) bathroom has a 5'x4' shower area with 2 heads on the ends. :cool:

Extend the shower out towards the tub to make it a bit bigger and roomier. You can fill in between the shower and tub with some floor to ceiling linen cabinets.

Looking better or worse is in the eye of the beholder........I am just making some suggestions based off of my experience with doing 3 bathroom remodels in my place. :)

W4Toys is right too. We just bought a huge soaking tub rather than anything with a whirlpool....even though we had room.