Garden window Addition

Old 10-04-03, 02:31 PM
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Garden window Addition

Okay now this will probably seem way off the wall (no pun intended) but here's my problem and hopefully my solution
Just purchased a duplex - rear bathroom is a tiny tiny 3 1/2 x 81/2 area - I need to get a tub in there - its on the first floor in rear of home.

My idea of pushing out the wall 3 feet was shot down because the pitch on the roof is such that adding 3 feet will result in the rear ceiling being about 5 1/2 feet. (Raising the roof would be a problem because the 2nd story windows are just inches above roof) Can't add on to interior as it would block stairwell.

So I had these "Brainstorms" and I'm looking for input:

1. Leave out the tub, put in a shower "push out" a 3 ft w x 30 in deep area to accomodate a cabinet and sink. THis would have the appearance of a garden window (w/o the glass of course) and would be supported by posts. This would give me floor space between toilet and shower and not take up any floor space for sink/cabinet.

(I work in code enforcement and know I can get an exception to the tub regulation as its very common in this area not to have adequate bathroom space for a tub)

2. Do as above but bump out a 5' x 30" area add additional support and put in a 4 1/2 or 5' tub. (plumbing and 3 feet of tub would be in existing area over a foundation)

This would allow me to construct a "roof" under the roof thereby changing the pitch and not having to follow the original roof line.

I've got both the former & current code enforcement officer working on this with me - so although I'll be doing the "bull work" there will be experts on the project.
Old 10-04-03, 10:37 PM
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Doug is working with you on this one in the Architecture forum. If you can send him pictures, dimensions, etc. as he has requested, I'm sure that he can help you. I'll leave the thread open for you here as well -- You might get a response from one of the guys here that doesn't visit the Archtecture forum that may have a suggestion or two that you can incorporate.

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