First question, regarding ideas for updating the (only) bathroom in a small early 1950's ranch on a slab foundation in upstate NY. What's involved in labor and cost should I want to move the toilet 18-24" to the left or right, and likewise the vanity/sink, perhaps switching their positions in the layout?
A hall closet takes up about 2 sq ft in one corner of the bathroom. I could still have 1/2 the closet in the hall as it goes deep to one side of its door, but could gain a precious 2 sq ft in the small bathroom, allowing room for a regular size vanity/sink, instead of the small powder room size in there now, but this would only be possible by moving the toilet.
Also, any thoughts on removal/replacement of what seems to be some manner of molded plastic tub and shower surround, likely a 1970's perpetration (it's harvest gold, for goodness' sake)? Would the Bath Fitters be a simple/inexpensive solution in this case? I would also like to install a window, the only outside wall being the long/back wall of the shower/tub, so a window above the back wall of the shower. Any problems there?
This bathroom scenario will likely not come to pass for a couple of years (ugh) but I want to get some ideas of what is or is not possible both logistically and financially so I can make some plans. It would also be nice if we could do the bathroom one or two jobs at a time instead of totally gutting the thing all at once. Maybe I'm dreaming there...
Thanks for ideas and input, -Karen-