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    Is there a toilet in the bathroom as well?

    I'd say that would be the breaking point.

    In our previous house the main bathroom had a bath and a shower but no toilet and was about 2.5x2.5 give or take.

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    Yes there's a toilet in there too, which is why it's such a tight squeeze to move things

    I think I'm leaning towards leaving it as is with the shower over the bath, as much as it pains me.

    I think I just need to remember that

    A) it's not our 'forever' property

    B) it's never going to be a million dollar property

    As I said in an earlier post, I would *think* (??) someone looking to buy a townhouse would just be thrilled to see that the place has brand new, nice bathrooms, regardless of the shower/bath combo. A combination is probably what they'd expect in a townhouse anyway. I think...!

    It's so hard to know! Until we actually started renovating, I had always thought I'd be a great contestant on The Block... Now not so much!

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    Default Bathroom renovation opinions PLEASE!!

    Work it out by 900mm intervals. If you have a small bath 1500mm long and fit a 900showr next to it, then the other wall would need at least 2.7m-3m is a standard minimum.
    900 shower 900bath 900 wc 900 vanity. People need to be able to use the facilities and fit, any less than 900 you won't be comfortable.
    It's a townhouse with 2 bathrooms, I think it's fine. But I would buy a place with a bathroom that doesn't work.

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    Default Bathroom renovation opinions PLEASE!!

    *wouldn't

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    Default Bathroom renovation opinions PLEASE!!

    Unfortunately due to window and door placements the only two workable layouts are the existing one and the one where bath and shower are in opposite corners.

    If we made the door a cavity slider it would be possible to put the shower and bath up against one another but because of plumbing from the ensuite (which is on the other side of the wall), it's not possible either.

    Ugh!! It's so frustrating!! If it weren't for the bl00dy toilet, there'd be so many more options!

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    Default Bathroom renovation opinions PLEASE!!

    It's also hard to find 1.5long baths, if you build it in you need 1.8 as a standard to work with.

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    Damn toilet!

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    When we did our second bathroom renos we ended up electing to do a combined shower/bath because if we separated them we would have only had room for a 1.5m bath and it was just too dinky for an adult to have a decent lie down soak. We went with the option of a large deep bath with a half glass sheet at the shower end. It seemed like the more comfortable choice.
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    Default Bathroom renovation opinions PLEASE!!

    That looks really nice, kalgirl! Thanks for sharing!

    We can only have a 1500 bath with either layout unfortunately

    I hate it because I LOVE my baths!

    I just have to keep thinking "In our next house, in our next house..!"
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    Can you sketch your layout and post the pic? Maybe I can help with ideas?


 

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