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Unread 08-09-2006, 01:41 PM   #1
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Knee Wall Heights

Are there any rules of thumb on knee wall heights? I am designing my bathroom and need some ideas on how high to make the knee wall that will be between the bath tub and shower. When I am in the tub I will either be looking out the window or looking into the shower which no doubt will be beautifully tiled and a joy to behold. Top of the tub specs at 21". Am planning glass above the knee wall.

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Unread 08-09-2006, 02:00 PM   #2
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Hi Holly.

I'm not aware of a set standard height, either norm or requirement. Maybe take a look through some of our photo albums to see what other members have done. Might give you some good ideas as to what might look good given your room size and layout.

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Unread 08-09-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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Hi Holly,

What Mike said, I'm not aware of a standard either.
If the tub is a deck mounted type, I'll make the top of the knee wall the same height as the top of the tub deck, then glass on top of it, dividing the area(s) Which gives it a nice continuous, open look (I think I've listened to too many designers . . . these Levi's don't make me look fat do they? )

The tiles that the glass sits on will need to tip, ever so slightly, to drain water/condensation off the glass and back into the shower.


Bottom line, it's what YOU like.

hope this helps,
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Unread 08-09-2006, 06:35 PM   #4
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I agree,but will go out on a deco. limb and say i prefer a small curb,myself, rather than the glass sitting on the tub deck,either at the window sill height,or the height of the vanity backsplash.
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Unread 08-09-2006, 07:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for the ideas...will have to play around with some drawings to see what will be the best.
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Unread 08-09-2006, 07:10 PM   #6
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welcome yuhu, i am in denver welcome to the forum
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Unread 08-09-2006, 09:19 PM   #7
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Thanks for the hello, Kevin!

NVC-after drawring it out I really like your idea of just setting the shower glass on top of the tub deck---sort of creates an infinity look in a way. It would be easy to extend the deck into the shower area for a bench as well. You Cali guys are always ahead of the design curve (even if it does make you look fat!)

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Unread 08-09-2006, 09:50 PM   #8
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What kind of swill is that pichered in your avatar Holly? Doesn't look like anything a Front Range girl would drink, at least from the Golden area.
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Unread 08-10-2006, 02:27 PM   #9
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Well it rhymes, what can I say?

I'm not much of a Curs drinker...I'll take a Fat Tire from Ft. Collins any day! (especially when it's hot like right now!). Or of course a T & T (Tanqueray & Tonic) is good anytime.

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Unread 08-10-2006, 07:34 PM   #10
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Yeah, infinity look . . . 'cept not as dramatic as with a pool. Two snaps in Z formation (Living Color joke)

I knew these Levi's made me look fat.

It's all that Coor's regular, or the Hamm's premium . . . and ya Fat Tire's good to . . . geeze, you don't think it has anything to do with beer, do ya?

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