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Old 12-11-2014, 07:45 AM
 
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Hi,
I have a tiny bathroom space that is approx. 4x6 feet, i need suggestions on layout on how it should be designed...

I'm thinking of having the door removed and relocated to below mentioned space. Its in the corner of a room so these two walls are open only. Any suggestions? and how much time would a full remodel take approx?

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Old 12-11-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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No way that's going to happen!
In a 4X6 space you're only going to get a 1/2 bath.

Check the diagrams in "SECTION R307 TOILET, BATH AND SHOWER SPACES" of the IRC (International Residential Code)plumbing code section.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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these both say they are 24 square feet

Tips for Tiny Bathrooms | Apartment Therapy

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Old 12-11-2014, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Just because they say they're 24sq/ft. doesn't make it right/legal- which they are NOT.

As I stated in my previous post- there are certain space/size requirements for bath fixtures as printed in the IRC.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:13 AM
 
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These two examples may be in old buildings that may have been grandfathered. I.e. They may not meet current code requirements.

Notice also that both have the sink and toilet next to each other, not across from each other. In your diagram the toilet seems to have about 6 inches of space to be able to sit down and use it. Not going to work. The shower appears to be shallow, with probably under 20 inches of interior depth. Might work for a bath tub, but, not deep enough if you intend to put a door on the shower.
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:29 AM
 
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You are going to need a minimum space of 5 x 7 to be to code. Can you steal a foot here and there?
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:47 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I have a tiny bathroom space that is approx. 4x6 feet...
How is it laid out NOW?

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i need suggestions on layout on how it should be designed...
It'll make a wonderful shower stall.
Don't know where you'll put the toilet and sink though.

Or it could be a fine powder room.
Don't know where you'll put the tub or shower though.

hth
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:20 AM
 
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They are right, you don't have enough room to really get all that in there. Here is a site from Kohler that shows you quickly what fits in what size room
KOHLER | Floor Plan Options | Bathroom Ideas & Planning | Bathroom |

And here is a picture you could play around with to see why it doesn't work. If you don't have any software to play with you can just print out this photo and cut out the fixtures and move them around to see there is no way the 4 x 6 size is going to work. I put the doors in the two places you showed, but obviously you choose one. Do you not have any extra room to make this bigger? If you don't, do you need a shower in there? It would be fine for a powder room, just toilet and sink.
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Old 12-12-2014, 02:08 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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You can get a 3/4 bath in a 6' x 6' space with a corner shower and toilet and sink on adjacent (perpendicular) walls.

Or you can squeeze a very long and narrow 3/4 bath with a center door opening (either outward or pocket) directly to a sink on the facing wall and toilet and shower on opposite, narrow end walls- that takes about 3'6 x 8'6, but this size is absolutely minimum, more like one you would find on a boat or motorhome.

Another trick is to not have a shower door or pan- just tiled walls, a floor drain (sloped floor) and a shower curtain attached to walls and ceiling which gives you a little more space- or at least the shower door clearance issue is solved.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Another trick is to not have a shower door or pan- just tiled walls, a floor drain (sloped floor)
and a shower curtain attached to walls and ceiling which gives you a little more space-
or at least the shower door clearance issue is solved.
You've seen my RV?
This approach will also allow you to have the **cleanest** toilet in 5 counties.
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