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Hello everyone,

I am a newbie here, and hope to ask a question to the renovation veterans on this forum. I am thinking of buying an HDB, and plan to do the renovation as indicated in the figure below. What is my chance of getting HDB to approve this renovation plan?

I need to know my chance before buying this flat -- if the chance is too low, I might give up on this flat -- since I really want to have a 1.7m long bathtub.

I really appreciate your expert opinions on this. Thanks!!!:)

Alan.

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It should not be an issue as u are dealing with hollow blocks.

However, I highly doubt any contractor has the ability to install a tub in the tight spot where your WC obstructing.

Why not put the tub in the bedroom?

 

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Thanks a lot for your reply, GMC. The WC does have enough space to fit the bathtub. Are you referring to the difficulty of getting the bath tub *into* the WC via the samll door?

HDB does not allow bathtubs to be put in the bedroom (otherwise my life would be a lot easier :)).

 

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Thanks a lot for your reply, GMC. The WC does have enough space to fit the bathtub. Are you referring to the difficulty of getting the bath tub *into* the WC via the samll door?

HDB does not allow bathtubs to be put in the bedroom (otherwise my life would be a lot easier :)).

HDB only allow steel or fibreglass tubs if I'm not wrong.

A tub's width is about 700-800mm, plus the hollow blocks support, your width might end up to be 850mm.

So I am not sure how are you going to hop onto the WC. :)

Maybe u can merge 2 bathrooms into 1.?

 

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Thanks for reminding me about the width. I was thinking about getting a 700mm-wide tub (e.g., http://www.hydro-style.com.sg/product/roca-continental-cast-iron-bathtub%28212911001%29). I have1000mm space from the edge of my toilet to the wall, so that will leave 300mm of space for my legs when I sit on the toilet. I am hoping my legs will not protrude by more than 300mm beyond the edge of the toilet :).

Of course, I have not yet taken into account the "hollow blocks support" that you mentioned. I am not familiar with that part: Is it possible that the "hollow blocks support" is also 700mm for a 700mm-wide tub, so that it does not take extra space (even 50mm makes a difference to me now :))?

Another option I am thinking about is to rotate the toilet counter-clockwise by 90 degrees. That might make some extra space...

I am hoping to retain the two bathrooms, so that different occupants can use the bathrooms at the same time.

 

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keep in mind that we humans are 3D, not paper dolls.

u need at least 2 feet space from the edge of the WC to the tub for clearance.

Try sitting on a toilet bowl and measure, u will get what I mean.

Another way is that you rotate your WC facing the "new door opening" direction, but subject to your WC offset.

Frankly, I have a tub and I hardly use it. Take a look at my bathroom, you will be able to gauge the feasibility of your intent. My floor tiles are 2'x1' in size.

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Thanks so much for sharing your experience (and especially your photos!).

I get what you mean now. I think I'll rotate my toilet by 90 degree so that it faces the new door, as you suggested. Hopefully this will finally get everything work.

(BTW, I love your bathroom -- hope someday I'll have one like that :)).

 

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Hi GMC,

That is a pretty bathroom you have..

Do you mind sharing the dimension of your bathroom? What is the length of your bathtub and shower area?

I am keen to have both shower and bathtub as well, but not sure if can fit. My bathroom size is 2.4mtr x 2mtr.

Thank you

keep in mind that we humans are 3D, not paper dolls.

u need at least 2 feet space from the edge of the WC to the tub for clearance.

Try sitting on a toilet bowl and measure, u will get what I mean.

Another way is that you rotate your WC facing the "new door opening" direction, but subject to your WC offset.

Frankly, I have a tub and I hardly use it. Take a look at my bathroom, you will be able to gauge the feasibility of your intent. My floor tiles are 2'x1' in size.

1538o3p.jpg

2hdd6oh.jpg

r74238.jpg

vwsl0o.jpg

 

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On 20/11/2015 at 9:49 PM, marlin87 said:

Hi GMC,

That is a pretty bathroom you have..

Do you mind sharing the dimension of your bathroom? What is the length of your bathtub and shower area?

I am keen to have both shower and bathtub as well, but not sure if can fit. My bathroom size is 2.4mtr x 2mtr.

Thank you

hi,  can i know what is the size of your bathtub? Tying to look for a small size bathtub too. And the dimension of your whole bathroom? thx

 

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