There is nothing I do not hate about the hall bathroom. It was the one thing that made me think twice about this house. Here is a photo I took the first time we looked at the house:
The room is small to start with. And made even smaller with the sink and toilet on opposite walls. Apparently this didn’t bother the previous owners—since they managed to squeeze in a coat rack for their towels.
The bathroom’s layout was a really poor design. The sink and toilet were on opposite walls.
My drawing makes it look like there is plenty of room to walk around. But it’s just bad art. Here is a better idea of how little room there was:
With the original layout, the doorway prevented us from moving the sink over next to the toilet. And the plumbing prevented us from moving the toilet next to the sink.
We had two options. The first was to leave the sink and toilet on opposite walls. Actually, this was never an option, but Paul campaigned for it anyway. I pretended to listen to him and nodded like I might consider it.
The second option was for us (Paul) to move the doorway. Which is what we (me) decided to do.
Here’s the view from the hallway, before:
After… Magic, eh?