I just learned yesterday that I am getting a claw-foot tub and a matching sink for free. They both need refinishing but are in otherwise good condition.
The difficulty comes in the bathroom configuration. The current bathroom is very small (6' 3" by 7' 6" with one 24 inch wide window (on a 6' 3" wall) and a 30 inch door way 3" off the corner opposite the window. When our house was broken into apartments, a 2 by 2 section of the bathroom was boxed in for plumbing to the nearby kitchen. They did not open the walls to utilities. They also put in a 30" by 17" boxed area at the end of the tub for the plumbing and for a few shelves. They also used this area to run the gas and electrical lines up to the attic for the furnace. Both of these lines will be enclosed in a wall when we are done.
Because it is old cast iron drains, knob and tube wires, and galvanized pipes, we will be doing a total gut job on it, so in essence it is a blank slate. We will also be removing both boxed in sections to free up room. We do want to us the claw foot tub and from what I have been told, it is a standard size.
Right now, the tub runs along the outside wall with the window, then the toilet is between the tub and the sink. All the plumbing is along the same wall, and the door is right in front of the sink. The door opens into the hallway right now and we kind of like that feature.
Anyone have any suggestions on a layout that would work? Should we just keep the existing layout? Or spin everything so it is not inline with the door? Or should we just move the door? I am open to all sorts of ideas since it will be a gut project.