Bathroom remodel

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Old 08-23-16, 07:18 AM
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Bathroom remodel

Hello there, I was hoping to get other peoples' opinions on a possible bathroom design concept I am thinking of doing. I don't have any pictures as my digital camera stopped working, so I will try my best to describe how the bathroom is currently laid out.

The bathroom is 12x12 square, in the back corner of my house. Walking into the bathroom, directly in front of you is a 40" cabinet with a full counter sink on it. Directly behind that, in it's own little room is the toilet area. There is also a door that leads out to a back sunporch above the addition at the back of the house. There are two small windows, one in the toilet room, one near the oversized jacuzzi/shower.

The layout that I had planned to do, was to simply remove the toilet from the 'room', by removing the door and wall the door is shared on, and converting the wall behind the sink to a pony wall, so that the toilet remains behind the sink, but is behind a pony wall. I want to remove all the windows in the bathroom, and also the door leading to the back patio (its falling apart and unsafe to be on anyway), and converting the now open corner above the bathtub to a closet with a door. The oversized jacuzzi would come out, and be replaced with a standard sized one, and be enclosed in glass doors/sliders.

Does this seem like a good layout, or would somebody suggest doing something else? According to local code, the bathroom does not need to have a window or a door, so I don't believe I am violating any codes by removing them. (If I need to, I can relocate one window to inside of the shower/tub area).

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Old 08-23-16, 02:14 PM
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Your plan looks good to me. Make the pony wall high enough to fit your receptacles into the counter backsplash, you can go horizontal or vertical.
12x12 is pretty big and it seems you could get more storage across from the vanity.
I know your drawing is not to scale, but try to make the closet as deep as possible or build some kind of L shaped cabinet if it would look OK.
 
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Old 08-25-16, 08:58 AM
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Yes, the picture is not to scale at all. The 'closet' area I am proposing building would be a 'U' shaped closet that's large enough to be a walk in. As far as a closet on the other side of the vanity, I can't do that because the door is directly on the other side of it (You walk through the door and are facing the front of the vanity). What's a typical height for a pony wall that accomodates outlets? There's currently no backsplash other than the like 2" one built into the sink.
 
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Old 08-25-16, 03:55 PM
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A typical pony wall with receptacles would be about 7-1/2" above the vanity height with no top installed yet. That's if you have a full tile splash.
If the vanity top has an integrated splash, and you want receptacles above that, add another 4" or height of the splash.
 
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