Enlarged from its original 10x8-foot size, this 17x10-foot master bath accommodates a soaking tub and a shower as well as a double-sink vanity and a walk-in closet.
Though the space was upgraded, the location of fixtures still had to correspond to existing plumbing lines. This meant that the space available for the soaking tub was unusually small. As a result, the tub came with a price tag to match its custom fit: It was $3,000 higher than normal-size models.
If possible, design your floor plan around standard-size fixtures. You can use the money you save to splurge on materials or hardware.
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