Bath Checklist


  • 15’’ (38cm) or more of clearance space from the centerline of lavatory bowl to a wall or similar obstruction
  • 30’’ (76 cm) or more of clearance space between the centerline of double-bowl lavatories 
  • At least 30’’ x 48’’ (76 cm x 122 cm) of clear floor space in front of the lavatory 
  • Island/peninsula counters do not interfere with triangle 
  • 16’’ (41cm) from the centerline of a toilet or a bidet to a wall or similar obstruction, or fixture adjacent to it
  • Shower size large enough to comfortably use, at least 34’’ x 34’’ (86.36 cm x 86.36 cm) 
  • Tub size large enough to comfortably use
  • At least 60 ‘’ x 30’’ (152 cm x 76cm) of clear floor space in front of shower/tub
  • Generally, the bathroom entrance door swings so that it does not interfere with people in front of fixtures
  • Fixtures located so that more than two people can use the space comfortably
  • Toilet and bidet in separate compartments or shielded from entrance 
Safety Requirements 
  • Non-slip flooring used throughout the space 
  • Ground-fault circuit interrupter electrical receptacles used.
  • Electrical switches placed away from tub /shower
  • Grab-bars at shower/tub entrance and inside enclosure
  • Tub and/or shower easy to exit or enter
  • No steps at the tub or shower
  • Safety glazing on glass used for shower doors 
  • Shower door swings into bathroom, not into shower enclosure
  • Pressure balanced water control valves used in shower
  • Temperature regulating water control valves used in shower 
Storage System Requirements 
  • Adequate counter or shelf space around lavatory 
  • Adequate storage for grooming equipment, toiletries, linens, etc. 15’’-48’’ (38 cm-122 cm) above floor 
  • Towel bars/rings located within reach of fixtures
  • Bathroom linen and paper product storage space provided
  • Storage space for shampoo and such in the shower/tub area, between 15" to 48" (38 cm - 122 cm) above the floor 
Mechanical System Requirements 
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