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Bathroom Reno Layout

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Bathroom Reno Layout

Were in the process of planning our new master bath renovation. We have your typical 5' x 9' bathroom with a walk-in closet next to it. The plan is to remove the wall between the bathroom and the closet and make it all bathroom. We have a large bedroom and I plan to do a nice reach-in style closet along one wall instead since we figure a larger bathroom will serve us better.

The plan on the right is a first draft, using the alcove from the old tub/shower to become just a shower with glass door, add a standalone tub and double vanity. I'll use a pocket door to save space from having a door opening into the space.

Is there anything wrong with the layout? Any better suggestions? Better to leave the walk-in for resale?

The plan is I will do all the work except for the tile shower and tile floor.
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Think twice before removing a walk-in closet... Walk-in closet are really wanted by home purchasers, and a must... we never have too much storage space in a house

Just think about how much time yuo spend everyday in your bathroom VS all the storage space needed in a house
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DoorCrasher wrote: Think twice before removing a walk-in closet... Walk-in closet are really wanted by home purchasers, and a must... we never have too much storage space in a house

100% agree. A walk-in closet can be a must-have for some buyers.

Just how large is your bedroom? Any possibility of relocating the walk-in by framing off another side of the room? I helped a buddy do just this a few years back but his master was massive, something like 20x30, which became 20x24 or so.
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DoorCrasher wrote: Think twice before removing a walk-in closet... Walk-in closet are really wanted by home purchasers, and a must... we never have too much storage space in a house

Just think about how much time yuo spend everyday in your bathroom VS all the storage space needed in a house
Thanks for the input. I guess when we go through houses and see master baths they always have double vanities and room to move. I always assumed people want a large bathroom over a closet.
I guess for us we don’t have many clothes and our walk in closet is only half full, so we see it as a waste of space.
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Hugh Jass wrote: 100% agree. A walk-in closet can be a must-have for some buyers.

Just how large is your bedroom? Any possibility of relocating the walk-in by framing off another side of the room? I helped a buddy do just this a few years back but his master was massive, something like 20x30, which became 20x24 or so.
Unfortunately our bedroom has 3 large windows and thus only one possible wall for a closet.
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I agree with the others are saying. You will remove your walk in closet and decrease the bedroom size by adding a closet in it just ot have a larger bathroom? Most of the space in the bathroom is a waste anyway. This Reno doesn’t make sense to me from a resale standpoint.

Ask yourself, why do you want/need this reno?
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ProductGuy wrote: I agree with the others are saying. You will remove your walk in closet and decrease the bedroom size by adding a closet in it just ot have a larger bathroom? Most of the space in the bathroom is a waste anyway. This Reno doesn’t make sense to me from a resale standpoint.

Ask yourself, why do you want/need this reno?
The plan was to take a long wall in our bedroom and put in a 8ft long reach in closet with organizers.

I guess we just find it tight in the washroom in the morning with 2 people trying to get ready.
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Topher86 wrote: The plan was to take a long wall in our bedroom and put in a 8ft long reach in closet with organizers.

I guess we just find it tight in the washroom in the morning with 2 people trying to get ready.
Our main bathroom is tiny. 8Ft X 9 Ft. One bath, one glass/ceramic shower, one toilet and one vanity with only one sink. Family of 4. Wixh I had a double sink, etc... but would never cut storage space to enlarge my bathroom. But that's me. Andd looks like that's others as well ;)
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Thank you for the input. I guess I just figured kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. Didn’t realize a walk in closet was as important.
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Topher86 wrote: Thank you for the input. I guess I just figured kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. Didn’t realize a walk in closet was as important.
well it's up to you, your plan looks good if you don't mind cutting on storage space. But we are all talking about resale....
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I think you should keep the walk-in closet. Most people expect it in a master suite. Do you need a separate tub and shower? If you move the toilet to the other wall then you can still add a double vanity (though it is not great to see it right when you open the door). I agree that it’s necessary and we added a double vanity when we reno’d the bathroom and it was a huge improvement. But I also use the walk-in closet for more than just clothes - filing cabinet, safe, personal papers etc.
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How long do you plan on living there? If it is a long-term home of say 10+ years then I'd do whatever works for you. Who knows what buyers will want so far down the road.
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icantfigureoutausername wrote: How long do you plan on living there? If it is a long-term home of say 10+ years then I'd do whatever works for you. Who knows what buyers will want so far down the road.
Minimum 5 years so I would rather not do something that hurts resale value. It isn’t necessarily our forever home.
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are you planning to do laminate counter tops or quartz ?

i am getting laminate but just curious if its worth spending now and getting quartz if that increases resale value
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mattdominic wrote: are you planning to do laminate counter tops or quartz ?

i am getting laminate but just curious if its worth spending now and getting quartz if that increases resale value
I would not expect a quartz countertop in a bathroom to increase resale value at all. Ut just shows that it is higher quality, but IMHO have nothing to do with resale value. Not the counter top by itself.

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