Sometimes it can be hard to know where exactly to start when doing a bathroom renovation. However, just as there are design “rules” for kitchen layouts, there are also rules for how to position bathroom fixtures in the most safe comfortable and efficient way.
Here are our top 6 pointers for every bathroom layout:
1. A standard bathtub is 60 inches by 32 inches. Allow an activity area in front of it that’s at least 44 inches by 28 inches for accessibility.
3. A standard washstand (sink set into a vanity or pedestal sink) is about 28 inches wide and 24 inches deep. You can adjust the height of the vanity (or any of the dimensions) if you’re having the cabinetry custom-fit or customized by a carpenter. Allow minimum activity area of 40 inches by 28 inches in front of the washstand for clearance.
4. Allow a minimum space of 32 inches by 48 inches for the toilet and the area in front of it.
5. If you are planning on installing a bidet, allow a space that’s the same size as you allow for the toils: 32 inches by 48 inches.
6. A walk in shower stall needs to be at least 32 inches by 32 inches, but 36 inches is more comfortable. The minimum height for a shower head to be set at 80 inches – but set it higher if people in your house are taller than average. Allow an activity are a of 28 inches by 36 inches in front of the shower.