When putting together a plan for your bathroom remodel these are some of the things you need to take into consideration:
Reserve at least 34 square inches for a shower enclosure. An enclosure 42 x 36-inches is even better to ensure sufficient elbow room. Ensure at least 30 inches of clearance in front of the shower stall.Install the shower head at a height that best accommodates all users. The showerhead height for a 5-foot, a 3-inch person, is 71 inches; for a 5-foot, 10-inch person, it’s 78 inches. To accommodate both people, use the average of the two measurements by adding them together and dividing by two. Other options include mounting two showerheads, installing a handheld sprayer, or buying a showerhead that can be adjusted for height.
Allow 36 x 36 inches of clearance in front of the toilet or bidet, and reserve 16 inches from the center of the fixture to an adjacent wall or other fixture.
The toilet enclosure should measure at least 36 inches wide and 66 inches deep. Learn more about best toilets here.
Standard tubs range from 54 to 60 to 72 inches long and 30 to 32 inches wide.A whirlpool tub is typically 36 inches wide and 72 inches long, though many different shapes and sizes are on the market.Allow 30 inches of clearance in front of the tub.
Leave 15 inches from the center of the sink to the adjacent wall or fixture and at least 30 x 48 inches of space in front of the sink.
Twin vanity lavatories should be separated by 30 inches, as measured from the center one basin to the center of the other.
The height of a standard vanity is 30 to 32 inches. Many people find that a height of 34 to 42 inches is more comfortable. Determine the height that is most comfortable to you.
Buying High-Quality Basics
Always buy the highest quality materials you can. Especially when remodeling, you don’t want to put time and money into installing inferior equipment and products that won’t last and won’t add to the value of your home. Bathroom fixtures, in particular, are subjected to many years of heavy-duty use. Buy the best that you can afford.