I own a 980 square foot cottage as my 6 month summer residence. The project this winter is a total bathroom remodel. One of my best friends has done all my contracting and carpentry so this is his January into February project.
This is what I have now:
Pocket door, small shower, vanity that's too big for the room, and a toilet where I bump my side into the vanity when I'm sitting on the throne. 7 foot ceiling.
Here's what I'm thinking:
Gut the room completely. Floor completely removed. Ceiling completely removed.
Step 2: Install radiant heat in the floor as a separate zone. My boiler is already plumbed for it and the HVAC guy I use has quoted me a price I'm happy with.
Step 3: Vault the ceiling and install a manual-open skylight on the angled part of the vaulting.
You can see what it looks like vaulted in the kitchen:
I'll probably go with a Velux like this one:
To pick up some storage, re-frame the wall between the bath and guest bedroom with 2x8 and install a shallow closet to hold "bathroom stuff"
Step 5: Replace the double hung window with a 4'x4' Pittsburgh-Corning block glass window. They make them pre-assembled and vinyl framed. It can be done so it won't ever leak.
I'm thinking I'll use a white cast iron Kohler 36"x60" shower base. I've been toying with a curbless (roll in) shower but I think I'd rather have a shower base.
a glass door and wall similar to the photo above, and white subway tile.
I'm hoping I can use a wall-mounted toilet with the tank buried in the wall. Probably a Toto. I'm 6'3". I'll mount it at comfort height.
I'm thinking I'll suspend a corian counter in the corner and put a vessel sink on it. I may opt for a small vanity but I kind of like the idea of having an uncluttered 4' x 5' heated tile floor that is easy to clean.