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Old 08-16-2019, 12:21 AM   #1
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Bathroom conodrum

So with designing on graph paper I am having a hard time designing the bathroom I don't want it to be to big not to small. Would a 24" walk way be to small for 4 ft? And would a 4ft bathroom be to big?
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I think a lot depends on how big you and the intended users are. Twenty four inches is, I think, about as narrow as you would want any kind of walkway to be.
Ours is probably huge by many peoples standards, roughly 8 x 8 with center walkway. In that space is roughly a 2 x 2 closet, a 2 x 2 pantry, the shower is roughly 44" x 30", toilet and sink.



It seems large and spacious,bathroom and hallway is bigger than the house trailer we lived in when we first got married, we couldn't pass in the hallway and we were much skinnier than now.
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depends what is in the bathroom. we have a sink, toilet, and stand up shower in a 36" by 5 ft space. I wish I had done it a little bit longer. However it does still work out well.
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So I was thinking why not water seal a large wooden half barrel
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So I was thinking why not water seal a large wooden half barrel
For what?????
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The shower I work with people that make barrels and if I could get. 24 in radios in the barrel then it should be good possibly because
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The shower I work with people that make barrels and if I could get. 24 in radios in the barrel then it should be good possibly because
24" radius? A 4 feet across wooden tub?
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2' across in total
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2' across in total
The smallest and least expensive shower setup Iíve seen was a 18 gallon plastic tub, not much larger than that, a shower curtain that clipped to the ceiling
Somehow (didnít see how) and a Hudson (garden) sprayer adapted with a hand sprayer like a dish sprayer. So, a 2í barrel could work if youíre looking for minimalistic sort of stuff
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2ft would be minimalist. Our shower is 2 x 3 ft. I would not want any smaller.

Something else to think about is is the bus going to be a tiny home or an rv?

Reason being that in an rv you might except less then ideal because of more limited use. For full time living you may want more comfort.
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2ft would be minimalist. Our shower is 2 x 3 ft. I would not want any smaller.

Something else to think about is is the bus going to be a tiny home or an rv?

Reason being that in an rv you might except less then ideal because of more limited use. For full time living you may want more comfort.

Ours is minimalist, and we live full time. We've used a 2' square utility sink stuck into the corner of our bathroom and surrounded by an L shaped shower curtain rod that bows out probably 6" at the top for a little extra elbow room. I'm 6'1 so it's a bit tight for me when I shower, but even that is mostly because of the height. The trade off in space makes it worth the sacrifice when it comes to the (admittedly infrequent) shower time. It's nice that it doubles as a warshtub, being it's 11" deep and having a scrubbing board on the front edge.
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Might try mocking it up with cardboard, and maybe a chair about the size of your intended toilet. The cardboard doesn't have to be full-height... just enough to give you a palpable feel for the boundaries of the inner wall. Doesn't even have to be mocked up in the bus.
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Ours is minimalist, and we live full time. We've used a 2' square utility sink stuck into the corner of our bathroom and surrounded by an L shaped shower curtain rod that bows out probably 6" at the top for a little extra elbow room. I'm 6'1 so it's a bit tight for me when I shower, but even that is mostly because of the height. The trade off in space makes it worth the sacrifice when it comes to the (admittedly infrequent) shower time. It's nice that it doubles as a warshtub, being it's 11" deep and having a scrubbing board on the front edge.
I plan on having a small tub base (2'x2' or so) but a kind of open shower with a surround curtain that would be larger than that. I feel more constrained by the space available at arm level than around my feet. To deal with the height (6') I'm planning to sink the tub below the original floor level, on the side.

Your bathroom looks great.
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I plan on having a small tub base (2'x2' or so) but a kind of open shower with a surround curtain that would be larger than that. I feel more constrained by the space available at arm level than around my feet. To deal with the height (6') I'm planning to sink the tub below the original floor level, on the side.

Your bathroom looks great.

Thanks, man. I found the elbow-room issue to be the constraint, not the ankle-room so much. We probably could have (still can, I guess) made a wider arc for the shower curtain rod. We just used metal electrical conduit and custom bent it with a conduit bender. Dead simple and only cost a few bucks. It's attached to the wall with pipe flanges. I like your idea of sinking the shower pan....wish I'd thought of that.
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I absolutely hate taking showers without elbow room. And I'm so tall that in a regular shower I can't pick anything up off the floor without bumping into either a wall or the shower curtain.

The link is to my planned solution for these problems. Now I am trying to figure out exactly where to put it. I'm leaning towards putting it in the middle of the bus and then using the space between the exterior wall and the shower to build a pantry.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DreamLin...2480/206282990

Or I may give up on the shower idea and go with the stock tank bathtub idea.
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heavy you tried Google sketchup?
it's free and easy to use
https://www.sketchup.com/products/sk...YaAr2tEALw_wcB
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you can tape it out on the floor and see how it feels
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Good suggestion, yes, I will do that fairly soon I know where the bedroom wall will be, and I know how far it is from that to where the wall of the toilet are has to be. But the other side, with the shower, is less clear. I have to make a decision, so yeah, tape of the floor will help, thanks for the suggestion.
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Don't forget that if you are surrounding your shower area with a curtain, you want the base to be deep enough to contain the curtain.
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I don't care much for shower curtains. The link I sent is intended for use with a door.
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