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Bathroom Check List

Shower Space To Safety Requirements. 

General:

  • The bathroom entrance door swings so that it does not interfere with people in front of fixtures.
  • Fixtures located so that more than two people can use the space comfortably.
  • Water closet and bidet in separate compartments or shielded from entrance view.
  • Lavatory:

  • 15" (38 cm) or more of clearance space from the centerline of lavatory bowl to a wall or similar obstruction.
  • 30" (76 cm) or more of clearance space between the centerlines of double-bowl lavatories.
  • At least 30" x 48" (76 cm x 122 cm) of clear floor space in front of the lavatory.
  • Bathing/Shower Space:

  • Shower space size large enough to comfortably use, at least 34" x 34" (86.36 cm x 86.36 cm). Bigger is better
  • Tub size large enough to comfortably use (at least 5').
  • At least 60" x 30" (152 cm x 76 cm) of clear floor space in front of shower/tub.
  • Water Closet/Bidet:

  • 16" (41 cm) from the centerline of a water closet or bidet to a wall or similar obstruction, or fixture adjacent to it.
  • At least 48" x 48" (122 cm x 122 cm) of clear floor space in front of the water closet or bidet.
  • Safety Requirements:

  • Non-slip flooring used throughout the space.
  • Ground-fault circuit interrupter electrical receptacles used.
  • Electrical switches placed away from tub or shower.
  • Grab-bars at shower/tub entrance and inside enclosure.
  • Tub and/or shower easy to enter and exit.
  • No steps at the tub or shower.
  • Safety glazing on glass used for shower doors.
  • Shower door swings into bathroom, not into shower enclosure.
  • Bench/seat included in shower enclosure.
  • Pressure balanced water control valves used in shower.
  • Temperature regulating water control valves used in shower.
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