New/enlarging shower

Old 02-29-04, 11:55 AM
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New/enlarging shower

This isn't so much a "how to" question, I know how to, I'm looking for some feedback/ideas on what we're going to do to our master bath later this spring.

Our master shower is set into the north (interior) wall, 36" Wide, 42" Deep, but only 80" tall. We're going to rip it out and then build a new pan and durock walls starting with the old size BUT ALSO RUNNING ANOTHER 42" ALONG THE WEST WALL, into what is now an empty space between the shower and the whirlpool tub. The old shower is set into an interior wall that is 44" deep. Next to the shower it contains an 80" high cupboard that is a pass through laundry chute on the bottom 40" and cabinets above. The cabinets open into the bathroom and laundry room respectively. So extending the shower along the north wall isn't really an option.

The main bathroom has high sloping ceilings, how weird will it look with the old part having (relatively) low ceilings and the new part high ceilings?? Weird enough that I shoud blow out the upper part of the wall above the current shower??

I've seen some newer showers at Parade of Homes that had some lower body jets for a bit of shower massaging. I'll check some bath design boods for info on what height to set those at, but before we decide we want those, has anyone used them? Are they worthwhile? Or just something kind of cool to put in model homes that almost never gets used?

Anything else I may have overlooked, design wise I'd like to hear from you. This will be my second major shower re-do (in my own house) in 3 years and third in 6 years, so I know what I'm letting myself in for.

Thanks in advance.

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If you can.........take before pictures and load them at and submit a link so that we can see what your talking about.

Body sprays are very nice, but being a plumber, the mechanics are simple, and you can use numerous showerheads to get the same effect with no problems.

I would have to see a picture of what your describing to determine what the walls would look like with the change in design.

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