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Done AndGone

I have a small bathroom and I need to turn it into a caregiver bathroom. To open up more space between the sink and the tub, I replaced the medicine cabinet with a flat mirror and I ordered a sink like #6. Should be installed within the next week! :)

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qchomekeeper

I stayed at a lovely bed in breakfast in Quebec that had what seems to be what is being described as a "wet bath" -- fully tiled bathroom with an open shower, etc. But it wasn't wet at all. It was so simple and convenient that I decided I'd like the same at home. I was searching for design ideas when I stumbled on this article and was surprised by the complaints.

Like other commenters have said, I think it depends on the layout/design and the size/shape you have to work with. The bathroom that I used had a showerhead that was at the far end of the shower entrance area and a tiled wall separated it from the toilet. The floor was heated and slightly sloped toward the drain - which was not near the toilet. The toilet, towels, toilet paper everything was as dry as in any other bathroom with a steamy shower. I believe there was a ventilation fan as well. I think the shower was the walk right-in type but perhaps there was a small curb, but I don't think so. If I find a photo, I will post it.

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HU-587273708

I have a tiny bath: 7 feet by 3.5 feet. It has a small shower 36" by 28" and a rod for a curtain. The curb of the shower is only 3 inches high on the interior and is 5 " on the exterior. This makes it very possible for people with leg or knee injuries or back injuries or pregnant people to get in it without strain. It would not work for a wheelchair bound person though. It has a small pedestal sink of 18 " by 21 ".

The toilet is an older model with a round bowl . It projects only 28" from the wall allowing 18" of space directly in front of it. There is 30 inches of wall space behind the toilet from the side wall to the pedestal sink. This allows the use of one of those inexpensive shelves on legs that is suspended over the toilet top. It is 26 " long by 10 inches deep and provides the only " counter space" in the bathroom. There are 2 medicine cabinets. One is recessed over the sink with a mirror. The other is cabinet grade and nicely finished and is angled into a corner near the toilet but does not interfere with anyone's head room. Towels are rolled into a hanging rack on the wall. There is another rack mounted closer to the toilet for rolls of toilet paper stored in plain sight. A wastebasket is tucked under the skirt of the pedestal sink. Writing this I realize just how well planned my little 1936 cottage is. The bathroom has the original black and white tiles in decent condition. The bathroom is the only first floor guest bathroom . It is tidy and adequate.

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