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We have an open master bathroom with a 3 sided fireplace where a doorway would logically be. We are looking for a door solution that will:

1)Shut out light and sound from the bathroom, including the see through portion of the fireplace
2)Allow easy exit/entry to/from the bathroom
3)Allow use of the fireplace
4)Not require us to rip out the existing vanity and sinks

Please help!

Photos of bathroom
Posts: 1 | Registered: Jun 12, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Did you find a way to accomplish this? We have the same need with a house we are looking to buy and would like to confirm this type of project is feasible.

Thank you.
Posts: 1 | Registered: Nov 12, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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No expert on this, but I suspect you'd need to replace the fireplace with one with only the front side open. I doubt you could put anything on the bathroom side of the fireplace to close it off or to allow you to put a door on the bathroom. I'd talk with a fireplace dealer that carries your fireplace brand first.

Interesting design I assume the toilet at a minimum is in a separate room.

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