Master Your Bathroom Measurements

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When designing a bathroom it is key to know all your measurements.  Some are required by code, others are required by comfort, but all are equally important.  Because space is at such a premium in bathroom it’s vitally important to maximize your layout without sacrifice to comfort.  To do that, you need to know a few important relatively standard measurements.

Tubs. Standard tubs with apron fronts are 60 inches (152 centimeters) long and 30 to 32 inches (76 to 81 centimeters) wide. The depth can be as little as 14 inches (35 centimeters) and as much as 20 inches (50 centimeters).

Toilets. You need at least 30 inches (76 centimeters) of clear width for toilets, but 32 to 36 inches (81 to 91 centimeters) is much better for most people.  Current U.S. codes require 24 inches (61 centimeters) of clear space in front of a toilet, so be sure to allow for this dimension — and more than the minimum if possible.

Single sinks. For a single sink, you need at least 30 inches (76 centimeters) of width, but 36 to 48 inches (91 to 107 centimeters) is more comfortable.

Double sinks. You can squeeze two sinks into 60 inches (152 centimeters) of width, but 72 inches (183 centimeters) or more is preferred.

Shower Only. For maximum comfortably a shower should be no less than 36 inches in length by 36 inches wide.  It is common to have a curb to define the shower’s parameters.  This curb is normally 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 centimeters) high and 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) wide.

6.  Medicine Cabinet.  The depth of a medicine cabinet needs to be 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) overall and 3½ to 4½ inches (9 to 11 centimeters) on the interior shelves to suit most people. Widths and heights depend, but most pre-built medicine cabinets are about 18 inches (46 centimeters) wide and 30 inches (76 centimeters) tall.

If you need help with any of these please don’t hesitate to call us, we’re always happy to help. Remember Washa Construction is always a simple phone call 608-838-8318 or click away.  http://www.washaconstruction.com

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