Small Bathrooms

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  1. Toasty

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    We're looking at updating our small bathroom. We inherited a small corner bath, however, I think originally it must have had a standard bath, which is what we want to revert to. I've done some measurements and basically, the room width (with tiles on) is around 175cm and standard baths are around 170cm, that gives approx 5cm leeway. How awkward does this make it to install the bath? I'm sure there's a technique involved, but it seems a problem to me.

    Also, anyone who has been through a small bathroom renovation / redesign that may have advice, please let me know. The only caveat is that we do want to retain a bath and shower.

    FYI, the bathroom is approx 195x175, but a standard bath cannot fit along the longer wall due to the door and down pipe positioning.

    Cheers..
     
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    our bath room is small, as the toilet is seperate, most people break the wall inbetween and have one room which is bigger but we wanted to retain the seperate toilet.

    i wanted to put the bath along the back room to give more room and had 150cm , so bought a bath from BETTE ( the brand of bath) that specialise in smaller baths, you can get various sizes. it literally fit , the plumber even had to take a bit out the brick wall to let it fit, so we havent had any problems not leaving any space
     
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    When our bath got fitted we too had a few cm gap so we asked the guy who was installing it to make a little support between the wall and bath and tile that with the same mosaic tiles we had used on the walls. It makes a good place to put shampoo bottles etc.

    Also our bath is a shaped one (they call it a d shape?) with a round screen so there is a good space at the bottom for taking showers.
     
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    You put the bath in before you tile so you will have an extra bit of room. There is also a technique where you take a few mm of plaster out of the wall along the top of the bath to help support it so all in all you will be fine.
     
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    Thanks for your replies, sets the old mind at ease, and yes, we've been looking at the d-shape baths, they seem just what we need.

    Cheers, :smashin:
     

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