Originally Posted by Seeria
So is there any reason why I can't just put in a tall tub (cement tub, planter, cut-off shower stall, etc) and use a two ring curtain set up?
Seams it would be easier and not take up more space with walls and what not.
I think that's an excellent idea. It would leave the space more open than a built-in shower cabinet. You pull the curtain back, and all of a sudden you can walk down the hallway without having to hold your arms in. People often think of use of space as exclusive with respect to usage. If you can use the space, even just by opening it up to make the hallway wider, you can increase your effective space, and make the bus bigger on the inside than it might seem. Most people look at a floorplan and think, "Okay, here's the shower's footprint, so I have to mark off that space as taken." Truth is, there's no reason that the space can't do double duty (even if it is only by providing a more open feel).
That's one thing that I struggle with regarding built-in anything: if it's not done very carefully, it defines your use of the space.
Not sure that's clear...