My house is a nightmare, the previous owner and contractor who renovated the house did not know what standard rough-in sizes are. This isn't the first problem I have run into.

So, I have a 5x9 foot bathroom. (well I thought I did). The rough-in width is 58.5" wide. Any ideas on how to make it 60.25"??? What about turning the 2x4 sideways on the outside wall? Think a building inspector would freak???

One wall is an exterior wall, the other wall faces onto a stairwell. My thought was to build a second wall on the staircase, but that seems like a pain and it will make the staircase look funny.

The other thought is to find a smaller tub/shower but I can't....any ideas from the experiences gurus?