Have you ever redone a bathroom? I did and, boy, did I learn a lot. For those of you who haven’t yet but will, here are some things I learned that you may find helpful:
In one of our flips, we added a master bath that was about 9.5 feet by 10.5 feet.
What I found out with this project is that there are standard sizes and dimensions for items inside bathrooms. Who knew? In case you don’t, here’s what I found out:
* 2-1/2 feet x 5 feet is the standard bath tub size
* 32 inches x 32 inches is the typical size of shower stalls
* 2-foot depth is standard for actual space for clothes along a closet wall
* 2-foot deep cabinets in the bathroom are standard
* 32-inch doorways are ideal
* 24-inch space in front of a toilet or bidet is standard
* 30-inch space beside the full length of the tub is typical
* 60 to 72 inches of space is required for double bowl vanities
* 30 inches is standard vanity height (ours are 38 inches!)
* 60 inches must separate a light switch from a water source
* 7-1/4 inches high (or less) and 10 inches deep are standard for a tub step
* 26 inches off the floor is the standard height for toilet paper holders
* 14 inches wide x 16-1/2 inches long is the standard toilet bowl size (from the center of the seat hinge holes to the front edge of the outside rim)
* 14 inches wide x 18-1/2 inches long is the standard elongated toilet bowl size (from the center of the seat hinge holes to the front edge of the outside rim)
Here’s hoping your “bathroom from scratch” turns out to be great!
And, what tips can you share for renovating a bathroom?