Our existing bathroom on Herbie looks something like this
You see the door from the corridor just ajar on the left. The side facing us is actually a solid wall, made transparent here so you can see inside. As you can see we have a sort of hip bath thingy which doubles as a shower when we pull a curtain across.
Our idea is to move to something like this with a stand up shower and some shelves.
I have long kept a plan drawing of Herbie’s internals with measured dimensions, and using that and Google’s amazing free Sketchup software it doesn’t take all that long to produce these 3d images which you can rotate at will.
We’ve already had a man come and measure up for a quote for a revamp along these lines.
Apart from having a proper shower and some shelves we’ll benefit from having a new thermostatic mixer instead of having to juggle with separate H&C taps as we do now. Kath a is a bit concerned about the size of the shower tray, which because of the position of the bathroom door has to be max 610mm or about 2ft in old money front to back. The width across the door is a bit better at 750mm or about 2ft 6ins.
Our fitter has specified a bifold door, which I’m guessing he would have folding into the shower. Wouldn’t that be a bit of a squeeze when you are opening and closing it? – or do they sometimes fold outside? I’m thinking a full size door might do just as well with the hinge at the left hand side. It wouldn’t open fully, but enough to get in.
Has any boater out there got a shower this size, and if so, how do you get on with it? Any comments would be gratefully received.