John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA
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Pickering contemporary-bathroom

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lindapellet wrote:
Question - Hi, Can you please explain how the water doesn't come out of the shower area to the rest of the bathroom. Is the partial glass partition enough to prevent that or do you have to slant the shower floor area towards the drain. Thanks
   Comment   March 11, 2014
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John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA
This particular bathroom has what is called a 'wet room' There is a partial glass wall that separates the shower area and the tub from the rest of the bathroom. In some situations a small amount of over-splash can get on the floor at the opening to the glass, similar to what happens with regular showers from water drip when the door opens. We have used partial glass dividers in a regular tub/shower area, and it works best when a hand-held pole mount shower is in use. It isn't for everyone.
March 11, 2014 at 9:44AM   
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Design Solution Group
I have used this application in several bathrooms and my clients who used it don't regret it. I agree with John, they say that sometimes water might splash out but nothing out of the normal!
March 11, 2014 at 9:56AM   
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jazzlvr wrote:
Total Space Dimensions? - Perfect for a small guest bathroom! May I ask what dimensions you were working with? (entire room) Thank you
     Comment   September 24, 2013
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I am renovating an old farmhouse and would also like to know the total dimensions of the bathroom as well as dimensions for the tub/shower area.
January 23, 2014 at 8:34PM   
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what size bathtub did you use? A standard 60" or shorter?
March 20, 2014 at 7:57AM   
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hdsoftail wrote:
Window in bathtub/shower area. I've been told that is not a good idea, although, I like the light. - Redoing 1950's small (about 5 x 8)bath and removing the tub. There is a window on the 5' wall. Isn't this a problem with a shower and moisture?
   Comment   January 30, 2013
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John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA
It really depends on your usage. As you can see in this bath, the window is at the tub, not near the shower in the foreground. If there isn't going to be direct spray, it is usually fine and easy to maintain. I wouldn't do this if the tub and shower were one unit.
February 1, 2013 at 10:25AM   
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newcastleideas wrote:
Are their blinds on the window? What's if anything is used for privacy?
   Comment   November 11, 2012
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Thanks, it's a lovely design!
November 25, 2012 at 9:54PM   
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What kind of blind did you use? Is it water proof
December 14, 2013 at 8:42PM   
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jessicist wrote:
I would also like to know the source of this bathtub and the dimensions. - Hello! I've been searching for a small tub just like this. What is the source and the dimensions? Thanks!
   Comment   August 3, 2012
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send an email request to and we will find anysize, anytime!
August 3, 2012 at 6:25PM     
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tara1000 wrote:
Where can I find this tub and what are the dimensions?
   Comment   June 28, 2012
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I recently inherited my father's home when he passed away. The home is quite old. I think built in the 20-30's. My Father put in a "make shift" bathroom/shower, and the shower was intended for a mobile home (think CAMPER!) SO I have been searching for a BATHtub/shower alternative, but it has to be quite smal. This appears to be about right, judging by the # of tiles...This looks like it would work! :)
July 23, 2012 at 10:43PM   
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tbuchanan808 wrote:
Can this style bathroom be used upstairs on the second story? - I am building a home and in the process of finalizing the designs, I was wanting to use this for the upstairs as a kids bathroom. I have been researching and I have read from many people that this style bathroom should be on a slab foundation, I am concerned this will not work upstairs?
   Comment   March 28, 2012
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Jeff Chmielewski
I actually think this is very cool, and I can't think of any reason why this couldn't be on a second floor as long as you have adequate drainage.
March 28, 2012 at 12:36PM   
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Trilogy Kitchens
I agree. There should not be any problems with putting it upstairs.
March 28, 2012 at 7:37PM   
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hannasek wrote:
How do you protect wooden window frame frome mostiure in the bath?. thanks.
   Comment   June 10, 2011
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you could also build the frame out of Azek
September 6, 2012 at 2:37PM   
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Susan Taylor
I used the varnish that is used on boats.
July 29, 2014 at 2:46PM   
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lindapellet wrote:
How you prevent the water from entering the rest of the bathroom.
   Comment   March 11, 2014
gea1054 wrote:
Minimum width - Great design. What is the minimum width to allow for the shower area beside the bath.
     Comment   December 1, 2013
seanlude wrote:
Shower glass - Can you tell me where did you purchase the shower glass from?
   Comment   February 10, 2013
angeladean wrote:
what under the tubs to make stay - what under the tubs to make stay?
   Comment   September 7, 2012
pt8648 wrote:
Who makes the shower hardware attached to the wall?
   Comment   July 22, 2012
anishag wrote:
Mosaic tile - Can someone please share the brand and product name/color of the mosaic tile used on the floor?
   Comment   June 27, 2012
xxladydi wrote:
What are the dimensions of this bath shower area?
   Comment   September 8, 2011

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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to 8 Ways to Design a Better Shower
7. Consider an open shower. You want a separate shower and tub but you only have a narrow, tight space. Consider an "open shower" that places the tub after the shower, as shown here.

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