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master bedroom Layout

Planing to renovate our master bedroom ( size 19' x 11' ) . I did sketches with an approximate layout and measurements . From this 2 layouts , witch one would you guys go ?
If you have any other layout ideas let me know
thanks

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Easily #2

Which is the entrance to the bedroom? Top or bottom?

I also assume the brown sections are closets?
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speedyforme wrote: Easily #2

Which is the entrance to the bedroom? Top or bottom?

I also assume the brown sections are closets?
The bottom is the entrance to bedroom .
Yes , ad the brown sections are the closets
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The one on the right seems better designed, plumbing is closer together and seems more spacious. Why is the showe head on the current side in your design? Wouldn’t t be better on the opposite side?
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ghighi wrote: The bottom is the entrance to bedroom .
Yes , ad the brown sections are the closets
If the bottom of the room is the entrance, I would flip the bathroom. Have the entrance closer to the door, the shower on the opposite wall etc. So the entrance of the bathroom and closet is beside the door and not as far as it is now.
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speedyforme wrote: If the bottom of the room is the entrance, I would flip the bathroom. Have the entrance closer to the door, the shower on the opposite wall etc. So the entrance of the bathroom and closet is beside the door and not as far as it is now.
+1

Even though it's an ensuite, other people in the house may frequently need to use it, so the closer to the main hallway, the easier it is for everyone, unless the intent is keep it private and almost hidden.
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jm1 wrote: +1

Even though it's an ensuite, other people in the house may frequently need to use it, so the closer to the main hallway, the easier it is for everyone, unless the intent is keep it private and almost hidden.
My idea was to have shorter plumbing runs : drain and water pipes
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Not sure if you've thought of this, have you had a plumber check out the existing plumbing? Usually the vanity/shower can be moved easily as it's only 1.5" pipe, but the 3" for the toilet can't easily go through floor joists and will limit you, depending on what's underneath. My vote is for #2.
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Looks like the toilet is in the same location in both designs and I expect where it is now. The current layout might help.

#2 is better. The only way #1 works is if you relocate the toilet. 20" is not enough space in front of the toilet to the wall. You'd need to rotate it 90 degrees and back against the outside wall.

In #2 you should flip the shower so the supply lines are all on the same wall - toilet, sink, shower faucet, assuming you have access to the shower fixture from the other side of that wall if need be. Having it back into a closet is ideal to make it no big deal to open the drywall and fix something, but any drywall can be patched. So long as it isn't on an outside wall.

You don't show any furniture in either layout aside from the bed. No dressers etc. just closet space? Are you outfitting the closets with drawers etc?
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Definitely increase value w/ double vanity, more counter space, and bathroom storage!

Critique for #1:
What is the dead space down of the toilet going to be for?
Why are the 2 spaces for closets not walled off as walk-ins?
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torontotim wrote: In #2 you should flip the shower so the supply lines are all on the same wall - toilet, sink, shower faucet, assuming you have access to the shower fixture from the other side of that wall if need be. Having it back into a closet is ideal to make it no big deal to open the drywall and fix something, but any drywall can be patched. So long as it isn't on an outside wall.

I don't know if building code restricts running supply lines in an exterior wall, but Google does have many references recommending to avoid this. That is another good reason to move all the plumbing to the interior wall of the bathroom, in addition to making future repairs easier.

I don't see if the OP mentioned if the walls around this bedroom are exterior or interior walls. We also don't know if this bedroom is on a 2nd floor, or above an unfinished basement. Knowing this could help determine the best layout as well. And of course as someone else already mentioned, were is the existing plumbing run, or is this a brand new ensuite.

Also questioning the small space in the upper right corner (of #2). I estimate it to be from 2 to 3 feet wide. That cabinet in the end will not hold much, I'm wondering if there is another solution that could make use of the entire space. Even if you ran a closet rod down the entire length, you would be brushing against the hanging clothing as you walked to the end. I suppose installing dressers along the top wall might work, but a standard dresser needs 30" to open a drawer fully. OP my have to stand at side of drawers to remove anything.
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I think the one on the left works best with some changes. The toilet needs to be moved to the interior wall facing the shower. You could then fit a decent sized 36" vanity, which isn't quite as good as a double vanity, but does give a bit more space to share. And while it's nice to have a luxurious 4 1/2' shower, I don't think your space can accommodate that. 3'x3' will free up more space, then you can turn those two spaces in front of the bathroom into his and hers closets with sliders, and maybe even fit a narrow dresser in front of the closet on the exterior wall.
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Could the "hallway" area in #2 be made into a walk-in closet? You could then get rid of the closet by the door.
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Our Master Bedroom is not really that big (13-1/2' x 14') ... but we got a spacious Master Bathroom measuring 10' x 8' (kind of a waste that the previous owner did not install a standup shower) and a pretty decent sized walk in closet (6' x 8').


Original layout with measurements from Builder Sketches:
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Our current layout:
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Made a few changes to maximize the space and a very rough idea of plumbing
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so your closet is now inside your bathroom? I don't think that's a good idea from a resale perspective.
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#1 raises so many questions
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Gee wrote: @AV-Fishing

Why is there a CAT5 Jack in your bathroom?
You gotta ask the builder or the previous owner why.

I wouldn't know why. All I know is that is a waste and bloody stupid.
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