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    • pacman8
    • By pacman8 16th Dec 18, 5:09 PM
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    Bath tub size
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    • 16th Dec 18, 5:09 PM
    Bath tub size 16th Dec 18 at 5:09 PM

    Currently renovating my bathroom including buying new furniture. As part of this, I need a new bath tub. The old straight bath tub measured 1700 x 750mm. I've realised that were the bath tub used to sit, there is a length of 1880mm (full length of bathroom) so in theory, I could get a 1800 x 750 bath in there. However, this would mean having just 80mm of space at the end (with the 1700, this area could easily serve as a space for shampoo, body wash etc).

    Are there any golden rules to bathroom design? The bathroom itself isn't the largest and I'm not sure whether to go for getting the biggest bath tub the room will fit or whether to stick with the 1700 and use the extra space as some sort of shelf space (it'll be at the foot of the bath).

    Would love to hear thoughts and opinions.
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 16th Dec 18, 5:13 PM
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    I had the shelf , tended just to get flooded with waves of bath water ( I like a nice full bath of water )

    I'd go for a bigger bath , I had a panel built specifically to fit under the bath with a push lock like a loft door . Enabled us to store everything in the wasted space under the bath
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 16th Dec 18, 7:35 PM
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    Have the 1700 bath but build the wall out to meet it, so you don't get the splashover problems mentioned.

    Then above bath level you can have recessed shelves with low-voltage lighting built into the false wall.

    The foot of the bath is usually the shower end if you have one, so more vulnerable to splashing.

    If you have a small bathroom, look at the tapered or P shaped baths as they can be very effective.
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    • faerielight
    • By faerielight 16th Dec 18, 10:22 PM
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    I would go for the bigger bath and use other areas for storage such as a sink with vanity unit, use bath panels that have storage inbuilt for cleNing products etc, or get a big mirrored vanity unit. I got an ikea one which holds all my bath stuff. I bought a large bath 1088 x 800 and I don’t regret it!
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    • supa34
    • By supa34 19th Dec 18, 9:48 PM
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    You can get 1900 and a scrape away a cm of the plaster. This will mean its good fit and less chance of leakages.
    • kev25v6
    • By kev25v6 20th Dec 18, 12:31 PM
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    We went for a 1900 x1200 and it’s the best thing ever. Can’t beat having a big bath to laze in.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Dec 18, 6:23 PM
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    If you are going to put the tap end of the bath very close to the wall, check you won't have problems getting a neat finish when siliconing behind the taps.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 20th Dec 18, 7:40 PM
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    Don't do what I did and get a bath that is too wide to fit through the door.
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    • pacman8
    • By pacman8 13th Jan 19, 6:34 PM
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    The bathroom is pretty much complete now. Ended up going for the 1800 bath tub and it looks good! Thanks all.
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