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    Default Need assistance of tub/shower location (and type)

    First post !

    Main question relates to where to put the new tub and shower....

    See pic below. We are renovating our 25 year old ensuite - its time! In the new layout we want to accomondate a large tiled shower, large tub, double vanity, a makeup table, and perhaps a tower/pantry for storage. We are gutting and extending the room as well. We would likely tile halfway up the wall.

    In Plan A, which is what we are toying with now, I think I would be okay re access to the corner tub plumbing (ie via skirts or access via the indoor walls) .... but my main concern is the aesthetics. Normally one would have only two 5' walls to deal with, but as shown I need to deal with 3 walls as I dont have many option for the main door. And there is no room for any tiling around the tub (no lip)...I can only tile on the walls, and in front (if I dont go for the acrylic skirt). I am concerned it might look like an alcove setup vs a conventional corner tub setup. Is that a valid concern???

    If that corner doesnt really make sense, I suppose I could put a corner tub in on the opposite concern per Plan B, and build a shorter shower by the main entrance. This assumes there is nothing behind the existing bulkheads that are there now. Would also need to move the toilet so more work/cost there re plumbing. Here I would have more options re drop-in, tiling etc. although I would likely need to do the skirt option for access ( I think?).

    Another option, Plan C, would be to forget the corner tub and go with an alcove type tub ( kinnda like now). Not liking that too much.

    Would really appreciate some guidance, thoughts on this...
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    Last edited by mediaman; 04-03-2013 at 04:07 PM.

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