NKBA Guidelines For Designing A Functional Bathroom

By Krista Payne
Posted . Filed under Design Inspirations.

It is easy to get caught up in the chaos of selecting colors, cabinets, countertops, and the overall aesthetics of when designing a bathroom.  However, it is important to remember to keep your bathroom functional and easy to live in as well. The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) offers a guide to help make your bathroom as functional as possible. Click the links below to learn more about designing a functional bathroom.

1. Door Entry
2. Door Interference
3. Ceiling Height
4. Clear Space (floor space)
5. Single Lavatory Placement
6. Double Lavatory Placement
7. Lavatory/Vanity Height
8. Counter
9. Shower Size
10. Tub and Shower Controls
11. Tub/Shower Control Valves
12. Shower/Tub Seat
13. Tub/Shower Surround
14. Grab Bars
15. Glazing (windows or glass doors)
16. Tub/Shower Door
17. Steps (outside a tub)
18. Flooring
19. Equipment Access
20. Toilet and/or Bidet Placement
21. Toilet Compartment
22. Storage
23. Accessories
24. Electrical Receptacles
25. Lighting
26. Ventilation
27. Heat

Visit the NKBA’s web site for their entire list of kitchen and bath guidelines.

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Please keep in mind that these are suggested guidelines, if you are unsure of a design plan contact a professional contractor for assistance.

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