Day 55 of 98 – Some Other Ideas

11 Nov

I hope my crazy bathroom layout is not too frustrating. I’ve purposely blocked out parts of the floor plan because this one diagram includes four different ideas I want to incorporate into the project. If I showed them all at once it would be overwhelming – but do not fear, the complete floor plan will be revealed in due time. I will list the ideas for you now.

  1. The cornerless room (previously discussed).
  2. Installing a secondary sink in the shower
  3. The tap for the shower is positioned so that one does not get sprayed with water when the shower is turned on
  4. The main sink for the bathroom is set up like this
    – the spout and handle are separate from each other
    – the sink is flush with the wall behind it
    – and the spout and handle stick out from the wall over the sink

Number four requires a picture. I have one ready for the post but you’ll have to wait a couple of days.

The secondary sink in the shower. Some background. I love shaving in the shower. I find shaving in the sink to be very messy and a bit redundant. You’re already wet in the shower so what’s the point of drying off and then lathering up three minutes later.

But this is all personal preference so who really cares. What’s important is how the shower sink will function and if it will affect resale value or the usability of the shower.

So the shower I’m planning on installing is going to be a large one – a neo-angle 4′ x 4′ (1.2 m by 1.2 m). The sink will be part of a shelf that will run along the side that will stick out about 6″ or 8″ (15-20 cm) into the shower. It will have a single spout with a single handle. The main purpose will be for shaving and brushing my teeth.

And to be honest I can’t think of any reasons not to have a secondary sink in the shower.

  • Lots of showers have shelves – who cares if the shelf has a sink?
  • The shower is going to be huge – not a lot of space will be lost.
  • The sink / shelf will have to be installed correctly – this could be another place for there to be a leak.
  • It could look stupid – but I can spend a bit of money and make it look cool.


Is there anything else?

6 Responses to “Day 55 of 98 – Some Other Ideas”

  1. Jesse November 11, 2011 at 11:59 #

    If you shave in the shower you need a mirror in the shower, which will be all fogged up due to the steam – how will you see yourself?

    • Die Hard Three November 11, 2011 at 13:59 #

      Heated mirrors are all the rage now (even for outside the shower). Another option is to put a tiny bit of soapy water on a mirror (or shaving cream) and then rinse it off with a bit of water – it will not fog up for a couple of minutes.This is what I do now.

  2. Uncle Ross November 11, 2011 at 14:16 #

    You are not the only world traveller.
    I’m at a marina near Oriental, North Carolina USA. They have this multi-headed shower that looks like this:

    It also has a steam contraption that turns the shower into a steam room. I thought it was the exhaust fan and was quite suprised when I turned it on.

    You gotta get one of these things.

    • Uncle Ross November 11, 2011 at 14:18 #

      Oh ya, and a heated towel rack like they have in New Zealand. (Go All Blacks !!)

    • Die Hard Three November 11, 2011 at 14:18 #

      Great! Now my GF is going to make me install one of these! 😛

  3. Nina November 12, 2011 at 17:46 #

    Yes, heated towel racks are great. Do you know you can buy them at the OBI?

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