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    • mazibee
    • By mazibee 12th May 19, 8:51 AM
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    Any Idea for a Small Bathroom Redoing?
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    • 12th May 19, 8:51 AM
    Any Idea for a Small Bathroom Redoing? 12th May 19 at 8:51 AM
    Hi All ,

    I am in the process of buying a house and want to redo the bathroom

    Here is the photo of the existing bathroom

    http://prntscr.com/nnh4cz

    The dimensions are as follows
    From the door to the widow wall is 1910 mm = 6'3"

    and

    from the Sink wall to the toilet wall is 1810 mm = 5'11"

    Any ideas of the floor plan and any suffestions approximate cost will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by mazibee; 12-05-2019 at 9:55 AM.
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    • ka7e
    • By ka7e 12th May 19, 10:38 AM
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    • 12th May 19, 10:38 AM
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    • 12th May 19, 10:38 AM
    It depends if you want to keep the same layout and just replace the suite or totally re-model. Moving soil pipes and water inlets will be more expensive than leaving things in situ. Do you want to replace the bath with a shower or somehow incorporate a shower in the design? Houzz is a good site where you can upload plans and photos for design advice.
    "Cheap", "Fast", "Right" -- pick two.
    • mazibee
    • By mazibee 12th May 19, 12:59 PM
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    • 12th May 19, 12:59 PM
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    • 12th May 19, 12:59 PM
    It depends if you want to keep the same layout and just replace the suite or totally re-model. Moving soil pipes and water inlets will be more expensive than leaving things in situ. Do you want to replace the bath with a shower or somehow incorporate a shower in the design? Houzz is a good site where you can upload plans and photos for design advice.
    Originally posted by ka7e
    I dont mind changing the layout , but the need the bath tub

    So any idea sugegstions will be appreciated and also any idea about the costs.
    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 12th May 19, 2:29 PM
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    • 12th May 19, 2:29 PM
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    • 12th May 19, 2:29 PM
    For cheapness and due to just buying it I would paint the walls a nicer colour and get stickers to out on the tiles, gives you a few years to save up and then do the bathroom how you want to based on living with it and deciding what you want out of it.
    • Robby1988
    • By Robby1988 12th May 19, 2:53 PM
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    • 12th May 19, 2:53 PM
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    • 12th May 19, 2:53 PM
    I think that layout is fine.

    The toilet looks pretty new & modern so I would leave that alone. Shower looks fine. You could make the room look fantastic by replacing the sink with a nice pedestal with a chrome mixer tap as the focal point. New bog standard bath, fresh paint, replace the tiles and then a neutral coloured shower curtain and you'll be laughing. Maybe a some new vinyl over the floor.

    All DIY'able and for under a thousand.
    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 12th May 19, 5:48 PM
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    • 12th May 19, 5:48 PM
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    • 12th May 19, 5:48 PM
    You could try the Ikea Bathroom Planner
    They dont sell bathrooms, so not too many people are aware of this free, not too fiddly to use, tool.


    It lets you create a very good view of the bathroom, from all angles. You can mess about with it, until something appears, that you like the look of.


    And I used it for the place I'm in now and it has really helped make an impressive layout, which appears more expensive than it actually was.


    VB
    • mazibee
    • By mazibee 17th May 19, 10:13 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 10:13 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 10:13 AM
    Any more suggestions?
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 17th May 19, 12:33 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 12:33 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 12:33 PM
    Any more suggestions?
    Originally posted by mazibee
    Yes, don't put the shower at the sloping head-end next time.

    Seriously, there's no point changing the layout. It works.

    Budget upwards of 4,500 for a proper job.

    If you want it really nice then look at full tiling, have a sink that's wide and has a vanity unit underneath for storage. Build studwork out at the end of the bath so that the bath doesn't have a weird 10cm at the end and put recessed shelving into it for more storage.

    We went as far as changing the window in one house, so it wasn't in the way. Yours isn't too bad though.
    Last edited by Doozergirl; 17-05-2019 at 12:39 PM.
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 17th May 19, 12:41 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 12:41 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 12:41 PM
    One of my projects. Not sure if you can see it. Wall built out with recessed storage, wide sink, plenty of storage. I also prefer a nice folding shower screen so it doesn't feel claustrophobic like you're in the shower when you're having a bath .

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/msnnx92bhjaxv0y/Bathroom%20Before.jpg?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/fxvmwzdz4ic51y5/Bathrooom%20Later%202.jpg?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9szjschqnv8mxib/Bathroom%20Later.jpg?dl=0
    Last edited by Doozergirl; 17-05-2019 at 12:48 PM.
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