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  • A Better Layout For A Better Bathroom

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    If you're looking to update your bathroom, think about updating the layout. Here are some tips courtesy of This Old House:

    In the eternal quest for an additional bath, owners of older homes have been known to do strange things. Consider the arrangement that greeted Canadians Anamaria and Stephen Manna when they bought their 1914 house, in Toronto, Ontario. Previous owners had crafted an odd, 350-square-foot L-shaped bath with a carpeted sitting area on the second floor. With an interior window onto the hall and a French door, "privacy was what the bath lacked most," says the couple's designer, Jane Lockhart.

    The whirlpool tub was also tough for bathing two young kids, the shower was tiny, and the double vanity held pipes, not storage. "Something had to give," recalls Stephen, and it did. First, Lockhart erected a wall, cutting the L into two rectangles, one for the reimagined bath and the other a nursery, both entered from the hall. She also walled off a window to hide pipes and hold a single vanity flanked with ceiling-height storage cabinets. The tub, toilet, and shower moved to better spots, and period-style finishes make the room "finally feel like it belongs to the house," says Stephen. Adds Anamaria, "I now adore bath time—both mine and my daughters'."

    Read more at This Old House

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