You don't typically want the plumbing for a shower located on an exterior wall due to the difficulty of getting to, and fixing, problems in the future. For this reason, along with the shape of our tub, our only option was to leave the tub where it sat and work around it! This posed many challenges, but also made re-plumbing a breeze! We decided to leave the toilet in the same location as well as the sink. This was super convenient, considering the floor in this room is 8 inches of concrete!
Now, I had to wrap my mind around creating a shower out of a floating tub. I went to Pinterest to help me solve my dilemma. I stumbled across the picture on the left. I thought this was a wonderful way to create a shower and lower the ceiling without creating awkward space! I could add a pantry on one side and have open shelving on the other.
The picture on the right was my inspiration picture for the bathroom as a whole. I loved everything about this bathroom and knew I wanted to incorporate some of the same elements in my own.
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