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Blog entry by rsladdwoodworks posted 01-17-2010 04:28 PM 882 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am going to remodel my master bath so I can have one bathroom I can get in to with out crawling into. One of the biggest problems I am running into is my wife and what she wants and and can’t have . she want a walk in closet and I tell her that there is no room for one . And then I made one of the biggest wrong by saying that walk in closet are the big wast of floor space .So now we have a big void where the old jet tub was and . I can get my power chair in and turn around but It is cold in the house and the heater is working ok . if some one can give me input I will take it I just want to stop crawling

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 01-17-2010 05:36 PM

I am a remodeling contractor.

Draw the current floor plan with measurements and send it to me.

I have done several large showers that people consider “luxury” showers. They just happen to be handicap accessible or accessible for older people that need to place a seat in the shower.

You can use my private email found in the “contact” buttons on my site.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 01-17-2010 05:39 PM

Just out of curiosity, don’t you have a contractor on this job giving professional advice on space as well as doing the work?

Don’t you also know the #1 rule: When Momma’s happy – Everybody’s happy.

I always have to train the husbands on my jobs.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 01-17-2010 06:06 PM

I am going out to the shop but I will check back.

My phone number is also on my site and you can feel free to call me with any questions.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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mmh

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#4 posted 01-17-2010 06:48 PM

I’m not a pro, but I’ve remodeled two baths and have seen some interesting and beautiful shower stalls that are wheelchair accessible. If we had the room in our tiny home, I’d construct one for future needs. The open stall would be easier to clean than a closed in one.

As for the closet, maybe full length shallow closet cabinets can be designed around the perimeter of the room or alloted area to give both the multiple closet space needs and the access needs. This way both of you will be happy.

P.S.
My husband will confirm that Todd is right. #1 rule: When Momma’s happy – Everybody’s happy.
BUT, I agree with your needs should be met too. Good luck on the bath and I hope to see photos.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 01-17-2010 07:12 PM

I only a newbee but have done a few house remodeling in my time
and I drive wheelchair user in my Taxi every day and see how many of them has trouble to come araund in there homes not becourse I will come in the mittle of you two
I will just say that your needs abaut to come araund easy has first priority and then hers
but see if you can´t make her happy with some beuityful solutions too

and it´s good to see that you have found a hobby and not siting in a corner :-)

sorry for my spelling

Dennis from Denmark

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jlsmith5963

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#6 posted 01-17-2010 11:16 PM

As an architect with a family member who spent their whole life in a wheelchair I have both professional and personnel experience in designing for wheelchair accessibility (long before ADA). If you can provide the following information I would be willing to take a look at your particular situation (legal disclaimer: this is not an offer of architectural services). I would need to know all pertinent plan dimensions (walls, doors, windows, mechanical, electrical and plumbing, cabinetry) as well a elevation dimensions (ceiling heights, roof slopes (if any), and window sill and head heights). i will watch list this post.

-- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work...

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 01-18-2010 04:30 AM

The old line from the movie ‘True Lies’: “Women, can’t live with em, Can’t kill em.”

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 01-18-2010 06:33 AM

Do you want wife info or remodeling info?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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rsladdwoodworks

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#9 posted 01-18-2010 01:13 PM

remodeling is more what I need when I first posted this I was not happy with my wife and it came out more like i need wife help but I just need to remember what I was told when I got marred ( A man that saids he is the boss of the family lies about other thing too )

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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rsladdwoodworks

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#10 posted 01-22-2010 07:49 PM

I have the sketch of my bath but do not know how to put on hear I have it on sketch up

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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rsladdwoodworks

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#11 posted 02-04-2010 12:09 AM

thank you fore all of you help I have got stared and I am going to do the job myself it my take me longer to do but I will fell good for

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 02-04-2010 12:46 AM

Hey Robert wish I could have been more help. PM me if I can do something.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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