THE DESIGN SOLUTION

From Lily’s and Chen’s design program, we developed several bubble diagrams, all of which could be developed into designs. For our example, we drew design templates and laid out the templates

TABLE 10.5 User analysis for Lily’s and Chen’s Bathroom Design. Information for preparing the user analysis would come from the needs assessment forms. More information about sustainability, materials, color, and style could be added.

Activity Space

Users

Frequency

Fixtures, Fittings, Furniture, Etc.

Storage

Space and Relation­ships

Ambience

Special

Needs

Future

Guidelines

Shower area-full body shower, wash hair, shave legs, relaxation

Lily, Chen

daily

tile shower, 60" x 60" (1 524 mm x 1524 mm); no threshold, interior seat (flip-up); pressure balance control with on – hand operation & accessible from outside the shower and are water efficient; grab bars;

interior shelf for toiletries: 2 towel bars adjacent

30"x60" (762 mm x1524 mm) clear space for access

Adjustable light level; ventilation fan

Non-slip

floor

Replace shower door with curtain for easier access

Planning

Guidelines:

4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,

15, 16, 18, 19, 25, 26 Access Standards: 4, 9, 10, 12, 14,

16, 26

Vanity area-teeth brushing, face washing & shaving, hair combing, hand washing

Chen’s needs will be primary concern, Lily will also use

daily

vanity counter at least 48" x 21" (1219 mm x 533 mm) and of sustainable material; lavatory 34" (864 mm) AFF integral to counter; fittings operate with one hand and are water efficient; large mirror maximum 40" (1016 mm) AFF; 4 receptacles; energy efficient light sources

drawer storage – minimum 2 15" (381 mm) drawers, more desirable

30" (762 mm) clear space in front; knee space under lavatory; out of path to closet

Adjustable light level; side

placement

preferred

Ability to sit at lavatory

Planning

Guidelines:

2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 23, 24, 25, 26

Access Standards: 5, 7, 23, 24, 25

Toilet

area-elimination,

reading

Lily, Chen

daily

standard size toilet, low-profile, low-flush; grab bars

toilet paper holder; magazine basket

clear space 56" (1422 mm) from back wall and 60" (1524 mm) from side wall; 18" (457 mm) on centerline for fixture placement

Adjustable light level

Ability to transfer from front or right side

Planning Guidelines: 4, 20 Access Standards: 14, 20, 21, 23, 24

Storage

area-towels,

grooming

supplies, cleaning

products, personal

hygiene,

medicines

Lily will be

primary

user

daily

tall cabinet, minimum 18"

(457 mm) deep and 48" (1219 mm) frontage with 50% pullout shelves

Clear space to include door swing

Hardware operable with one had; mirror on inside of one door

Adjustable

height

shelves

Planning

Guidelines:

1, 22 Access Standards: 1, 22

within the room outline for one design. After choosing the best layout, we tried some elevation their needs.

sketches and then refined the floor plan drawing. Finally, we carefully checked all our dimensions NKBA

and clearances. Now it’s time for you to evaluate our work.