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bathroom space problem
Chris Wong
December 26, 2012
I would like to renovate the bathroom but I found that the space has some problem because the shape is not a regular rectangle, as you can see in the images. Part of the area is cut off so that the door is placed diagonally. It creates such a wired space when the door is about to close; the gap between the door and the counter top is so narrow. every time when I step out the bathroom I have to step back first. Anyway, any idea to improve this problem? Hope the pictures can help me to illustrate the problem. I thought of to remodel the space to make it a rectangle again but I don't think it works (please see picture 4). Thanks so much guys!
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Sometimes with tight bathrooms the doors can be changed to swing out which helps. You can get hinges that would allow for the door to swing out and all the way back to the wall to stay out of the way.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 2:03PM
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Chris Wong
Thanks. If you have some examples that would be even better. Many many thanks
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 2:17PM
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Chris Wong
I think I got what you mean. Opposite direction, right?
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 2:19PM
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Interiors International, Inc.
A smaller vanity and possibly a different shape would help.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 2:21PM
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Yes, it would swing out into the bedroom when open and against the flat wall at the entry - which looks to be about 3' long??
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 2:31PM
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Chris Wong
In this case, would you consider to remodel the shape of the bathroom? Since I cannot extend it, I will cut out the irregular shape to make it a rectangle; of course the bathroom would be smaller.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 2:31PM
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daytimedesign
If the only thing you don't like about the bathroom is the door, I would so as Deborah suggested and rehang the door so that it swings open into the bedroom. I don't really see a disadvantage to what you currently have now. Perhaps a few additional photos would help, as your layout is difficult to conceptualize.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 3:00PM
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Chris Wong
What i don't like is the functionality. It makes stepping out very awkward. I will post more pictures. Thanks so much.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 3:03PM
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Linda
Changing the door to open out is definitely the quickest and easiest fix. I understand your problem since I have the same issue in my back hallway. In my house, the door was flipped to get more room in the kitchen and ended up creating a problem in the hallway
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 3:15PM
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