Evaluating and Checking

Begin the evaluation of your plan by scoring your design against the Bathroom Planning Guidelines using the checklist in Table 10.3. This is an important step to make sure you have developed a design that is functional as well as safe.

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FIGURE 10.12 The custom shower and jetted tub are added to the elevation drawing started in Figure 10,11, Additional details, such as towel bars and plumbing fittings, can now be added to this drawing for clients Adia and Leroy,

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Review your plan against each Guideline on the checklist. Your design must meet or exceed all the

code requirements and should meet the "Recommended" Planning Guidelines, unless there are

extenuating circumstances that prevent this from happening.

Depending on your client and their needs, you will also want to review your plan against the

Bathroom Planning Access Standards. In your user analysis, you will have noted the relevant Access

Standards. Table 10.4 is a checklist to evaluate your plan using the Access Standards.

The final step in developing the design drawing is to check all dimensions and project details.

Double-checking for accuracy is critical.

• Verify all jobsite or construction dimensions. If necessary, return to the jobsite and re-measure. The success of your final design is dependent on working from accurate information.

• Verify the construction constraints. Review all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing information for accuracy. Consult the plumber, electrician, or contractor, if needed. Review any structural limitations that impact your design, such as load-bearing walls.

• Verify that the actual dimensions of the space were transferred to the room outline that was the starting point of your dimensioned drawing.

• Verify the placement of all centerlines of fixtures. First, verify the sizes of all fixtures from actual measurements or product specifications, and determine that there is adequate space for all fixtures. Review the clearances for centerlines that are recommended and/or required in the Bathroom Planning Guidelines, and verify that you have met these.

• Verify the size of the cabinets, both vertically and horizontally. Check clearances for door swings.

• Check the dimensioned sizes on your drawing against the product literature for all new product specifications. Make sure you are using current literature and that the products will be available at the time of installation.

• Check the dimensioned sizes on your drawing for any cabinetry, fixtures, or other existing fea­tures that will remain in the space against the actual item.

• Verify the centerline placement for all accessories, such as towel bars, just as you did for the fixture centerlines.

• Verify all vertical relationships. Double-check the heights of fixtures and fittings, and review that there will be adequate clearance, as needed above or below items.