BATHROOM PLANNING GUIDELINE 21 Toilet Compartment

Recommended

• The size for a separate toilet compartment should be at least 36 inches by 66 inches (914 mm by 1676 mm) with a swing-out or pocket door.

Code Requirement

• The minimum size for a separate toilet compartment is 30 inches by 60 inches (762 mm by 1524 mm).

• (IPC 405.3.1)

Access Standard

Recommended

• To maximize access, provide privacy in the toileting area without using a separate compartment. ICC A117.1-2009 Reference

• Wheelchair accessible compartments should be at least 60 inches (1524 mm) wide, measured perpendicular to the side wall, and 56 inches (1422 mm) deep for a wall-hung toilet and 59 inches (1499 mm) deep for a floor-mounted toilet measured perpendicular to the rear wall. • (604.7)

bathroom planning guideline 22 Storage

Recommended

• Provide adequate, accessible storage for toiletries, bath linens, grooming, and general bathroom supplies at point of use.

Code Requirement

• State or local codes may apply.

Access Standard

Recommended

• Plan storage of frequently used items between 15 v to 48 inches (381 mm to 1219 mm) above the finished floor.

UNOBSTRUCTED FORWARD REACH

20"-25"

OBSTRUCTED HIGH FORWARD REACH

ICC A117.1-2009 Reference

• Where a forward or side reach is unobstructed, the high reach should be 48 inches (1219 mm) maximum and the low reach should be 15 inches (381 mm) minimum above the floor.

• (308.2.1, 308.3.1)

• Where a forward or side reach is obstructed by a 20-inch to25-inch (508 mm to 635 mm) deep counter, the high reach should be 44 inches (1118 mm) maximum.

• (308.2.2, 308.3.2)

• Door/drawer pulls should be operable with one hand, require only a minimal amount of strength for operation, and should not require tight grasping.

• (309.4)

BATHROOM PLANNiNG GUiDELiNE 23 Accessories

Recommended

• Place a mirror above or near the lavatory at a height that takes the user’s eye height into con­sideration.

• The toilet paper holder should be located 8 inches to 12 inches (203 mm to 305 mm) in front of the edge of the toilet bowl, centered at 26 inches (660 mm) above the floor.

• Additional accessories, such as towel holders, soap dishes, should be conveniently located near all bath fixtures.

Code requirement

• State or local codes may apply.

access Standard

Recommended

• Plan a full-height mirror to provide reflection at eye level, regardless of the user’s height or stature.

• See Code Reference on toilet paper placement.

• Accessories should be placed between 15 inches and 48 inches (381 mm and 1219 mm) above the floor, and operable with a closed fist and with minimal effort.

ICC A117.1-2009 Reference

• Mirrors above lavatories should have the bottom edge of the reflecting surface no more than 40 inches (1016 mm) above the floor.

• (603.3)

• The toilet paper holder should be 24 inches to 42 inches (610 mm to 1067 mm) off the rear wall and between 18 inches and 48 inches (457 mm and 1219 mm) above the floor with a clearance of at least Ш inches (38 mm) below or 12 inches (305 mm) above the grab bar.

• (604.7)

• See Access Standard 22 for reach specifications.