Bathroom Measurements – Important factors to keep in mind about the dimensions of a bathroom

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In this blog, we’ll be discussing some of the most important measurements of a bathroom that you need to remember, in order to make the most of your freedom zone!

In the hustle and bustle of setting up a new home, we often tend to go overboard in terms of bathroom fixtures and fittings, and eventually get frustrated with arranging everything the best way possible. It is important to realise that even your bathroom furniture and accessories need adequate space and must be fixed at the right spots for achieving that perfect bathroom look and feel.

General Bathroom Dimensions

For a combined bathroom area, which has a toilet, sink and shower, the standard size to be considered is 7 feet x 4 feet (213cm x 122cm). In case of a bigger bathroom size, it would perhaps require a few modifications in the placement of fixtures and fittings. It is imperative to understand that the bathroom’s entire layout will change in accordance with the size and space of the bathroom. If you have a relatively smaller bathroom, we recommend going for a high wall mounted flush tank as it can greatly help in saving space.

Bonus Tip: Among the different types of toilets, the Wall Hung WC is ideal for saving way more space in the bathroom. 

Floor plan

When remodelling your bathroom, the first step is to understand the dimensions of your bathroom. This will give you an idea about how much space you have to work with, for things like a vanity and toilet. Understanding the construction of the bathroom will also help you decide where to place various items (e.g., sink, shower door). Designing a functional, comfortable and stylish bathroom can be done with all spaces – large or small – if there’s an understanding of what works best in each case.

Door width

In general, bathroom doors must be at least 32 inches wide and if you want to ensure that someone in a wheelchair can fit through easily, consider making a pocket door that is 42 inches wide. A pocket door is slid into the wall instead of swinging open and closed, allowing it to occupy less space when it is not being used. This option may also help make your bathroom feel more spacious by removing the need for extra storage space around an open door.

Aisle space

One of the factors that is often overlooked, but highly important when considering bathroom measurements is aisle space. The size of the room and what choices you make regarding fixtures all affect aisle space. Aisle space is generally defined as the amount of room between a toilet, vanity or any other fixture in your bathroom and the wall or other fixtures in your bathroom.

The amount of room needed to walk around a toilet varies based on the architect and model, but most require a minimum of 15 inches to allow for easy access. However, there are some models that require up to 24 inches to allow enough room for cleaning equipment and supplies as well as adequate walking space. When choosing a toilet you will want to determine which style works best for your home and then choose one that offers sufficient aisle space without limiting access to other parts of your bathroom.

Door swing

The door swing should be away from the toilet, sink, and shower. This is a very important feature in a bathroom and could save you a lot of hassle. Plumbing fixtures are usually installed when a house is constructed and so their placement is set in stone. Because of this it’s important to plan the door swing based on the location of these permanent fixtures. This will ensure that your door swings away from these items. If your doorway opens up towards them and they need to be removed during construction, you’ll have to pay for the extra work involved and will end up with some unnecessary holes in your walls as well as an unpleasant look where they were once located.

Shower stall

– Remember to allow for the shower door to open.

– Choose a design that will be easy to clean and maintain.

– Use plenty of ventilation so that moisture doesn’t build up.

– Use high-quality materials and fixtures.

Toilet clearance

Generally speaking, you’ll want a minimum of 15 inches clearance for your toilet. This is measured from the rear wall to the front edge of the toilet. It’s also important that you consider where you’re placing your toilet paper holder, which should be either on the wall beside the toilet or adjacent to it on either side of the tank (6-inches between any other fixture and your holder is a good guideline).

The reason for this is that clearance around and behind your toilet allows room for easy cleaning and maintenance. The more open space there is around a fixture, the easier it will be to keep it sanitary.

Vanity and sink area

The vanity is the part of the bathroom where we wash our faces, hands, and brush our teeth. The average vanity size is approximately 60 inches wide and 21-24 inches deep. This area may be larger or smaller depending on how big your bathroom is.

The sink should be big enough to wash your face and hands in as well as clean up after shaving. For this reason, many sinks are 17-23 inches wide. Sinks come in all shapes, though round sinks may not have a lot of storage space beneath them. Larger vanities will have larger sinks in them with more counter space surrounding it while smaller vanities might have a small corner sink that only accommodates one person at a time.

The width of the vanity will depend on how many people use it at once, but it should be large enough to store all your bathroom products and towels under it comfortably without getting crowded or feeling too small for your needs!
We hope that all the above mentioned information helps you make more refined decisions while building the bathroom of your dreams. For more such interesting topics, check out our blog!

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