Small Houseboat Bathrooms - need head space for toilets on house boats?
by Tim Conley
(Des Moines, Iowa)
Houseboat Bathrooms - so small and tiny.
When it comes to small houseboat bathrooms, we really need more space for a head, or a toilet on house boats. I am thinking of knocking out a wall and transform it to a larger bigger bathroom. I'm looking for any construction tips or ideas?
I am 2nd year owner of a 1984 Crest houseboat and love the boat. My only disappointment is the bathroom is so tiny and small. I have a storage closet that has a common wall with the bathroom, and thought about removing the wall to enlarge it.
I was wondering if there are any other Crest owners that have attempted this, or if anybody has any ideas to get a man's sized bathroom.
Thank you all, Tim, Des Moines, Iowa Reply - Answer
Well Tim, welcome to the houseboat forums, and sorry to hear, and see your small bathroom. I see the size, and hope you're not a big guy...
I have often wondered if the houseboat manufacturers of smaller sized boats, actually hire engineers and designers, that during the prototype stages leave their desks, and take the time to really "test" their bathrooms. If they do, they must pee standing up :)
I remember on one houseboat that had such a tiny bathroom, my left shoulder would be squished against the wall, and my right foot had to be "in" the bathtub. Good thing my wife never took a photo of that.
But joking aside Tim, you should definitely take the time to investigate the layout and design. You could easily change the space and size, especially since you say that the storage closet is on the other side. You should first have a look to see if the closet wall is a structural support wall for the ceiling and roof.Lastly
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