What Houzz contributors are saying:
The water closet. The other primary challenge with an open bath is the toilet. Before you think I’m a completely insensitive, impractical architect willing to trade modesty for aesthetics, I personally think the term “water closet” is an apt one. Accessible closets are great places for this bathroom essential. In an open plan, a dedicated room is an excellent — arguably the only — choice. Besides, this approach gets it out of the way. There’s no reason to make the toilet the focal point of any bathroom, ever. Even in completely closed bathrooms, the toilet should be easily accessible but not on axis or facing the entry door, and should be hidden from view when the door is open.
What Houzzers are commenting on:
Guest room/ living room partition door
Shower doors would work well with the new windows- (less grille)