Bathroom Layouts

Bathrooms are rooms used for personal hygiene and include specific bathroom fixtures such as sinks, toilets, bathtubs and showers. Variations of bathroom layouts include minimal utility bathrooms, full bathrooms with included bathtubs or showers, ensuite bathrooms attached directly to private bedrooms, and jack-and-jill bathrooms split between two separate bedrooms. In real estate, a full bathroom contains four fixtures, a three-quarter bath contains three fixtures, and a half bathroom is limited to only a toilet and sink. Bathroom layouts should take into consideration additional spaces required bathroom accessories such as towel bars, mirrors, and storage, while also providing comfortable and safe clearances for general movement and usage. Bathroom dimensions will vary on a case-by-case basis due to variations in actual sizes of fixture.

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Full Bath - Side

Full-baths with a side layout consist of a toilet, sink, and bathtub/shower combination with the fixtures located along a single wall. Commonly sized with a width based on a typical alcove bathtub, the full-bath side floor plan provides an efficient and functional clearance space for easy usage of all fixtures. Like full-bath central layouts, full-bath side layouts are often designed with typical lengths of 8’ | 2.44 m and widths of 5’ | 1.52 m.

Consult local building codes for accessibility requirements.
Overall bathroom sizes will vary based on the actual dimensions of bathroom fixtures.

Plan drawings of door variations of Full Bath bathroom layouts with fixtures aligned to the side with dimensions
Full-baths with a side layout consist of a toilet, sink, and bathtub/shower combination with the fixtures located along a single wall. Full-bath side layouts are often designed with typical lengths of 8’ | 2.44 m and widths of 5’ | 1.52 m.
Plan drawings of door variations of Full Bath bathroom layouts with fixtures aligned to the side with dimensions
Full Bath - Side

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Length: 8’ | 2.44 m
Width: 5’ | 1.52 m
Area: 40 ft2 | 3.7 m2

Drawings include:
Full Bath Side Layout (Corner door) plan, Full Bath Side Layout (Center door) plan

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Half-Baths | Utility Bathrooms

Half-baths, also known as utility bathrooms or powder rooms, are minimum bathrooms that have two of the four main bathroom fixtures—typically a toilet and sink. Used primarily for short term visitors, half-baths are often found near the main entrance of a space and offer guests an easily accessed bathroom. When laying out a new floorpan or renovating an existing space, it is commonly recommended that adding half-baths, or converting existing closets into half-baths, is a strategy that adds higher value to real estate. Half-baths are designed with a variety of layouts that can be differentiated as linear, single wall, or split plans.

Consult local building codes for accessibility requirements.
Overall bathroom sizes will vary based on the actual dimensions of bathroom fixtures.

Bathroom layouts illustrating the dimensions of utility bathroom floorplans with linear, single wall, and split layouts
Half-baths, also known as utility bathrooms or powder rooms, are minimum bathrooms that have two of the four main bathroom fixtures—typically a toilet and sink. Half-baths are designed with a variety of layouts that can be differentiated as linear, single wall, or split plans.
Bathroom layouts illustrating the dimensions of utility bathroom floorplans with linear, single wall, and split layouts
Half-Baths | Utility Bathrooms

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Linear Utility Bathroom:
Width: 2’6”-3’ | .76-.92 m
Length:
6’3”-8’6” | 1.9-2.6 m
Area:
18.75 ft2 | 1.75 m2

Linear Utility Shower:

Width: 2’8”-3’ | .81-.91 m
Length:
8’-9’ | 2.44-2.74 m
Area:
18.67 ft2 | 1.73 m2

Single Wall Utility Bathroom:
Width: 4’6”-6’ | 1.37-1.83 m
Length:
4’-5’6” | 1.22-1.68 m
Area:
21 ft2 | 1.95 m2

Split Utility Bathroom:
Width: 4’-5’6” | 1.22-1.68 m
Length:
4’8”-6’ | 1.42-1.83 m
Area:
22.3 ft2 | 2.07 m2

Drawings include:
Utility Bathroom Layouts Linear plan, Linear shower plan, Single Wall plan, Split plan

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Corner Shower Bathrooms

Corner shower bathrooms are three-quarter baths consisting of a toilet, sink and shower stall. With variations of floor plans that consistently place the shower stall in the corner before varying based on the choice of either a central aisle or side layout, corner shower bathrooms are popular for guest rooms or dedicated shower rooms. Corner shower bathrooms with a side layout are more efficient with a tighter 5’11” x 5’3” | 1.8 m x 1.6 m floor plan, while corner showers with a central aisle are larger at 6’6” x 7’2” | 1.98 m x 2.18 m.

Consult local building codes for accessibility requirements.
Overall bathroom sizes will vary based on the actual dimensions of bathroom fixtures.

Measured layouts for small bathrooms that incorporate a corner shower
Corner shower bathrooms are three-quarter baths consisting of a toilet, sink and shower stall. Corner shower bathrooms with a side layout are more efficient with a tighter 5’11” x 5’3” | 1.8 m x 1.6 m floor plan, while corner showers with a central aisle are larger at 6’6” x 7’2” | 1.98 m x 2.18 m.
Measured layouts for small bathrooms that incorporate a corner shower
Corner Shower Bathrooms

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Side Layout
Length: 5’11” | 1.8 m
Width: 5’3” | 1.6 m
Area: 31 ft2 | 2.9 m2

Central Layout
Length: 6’6” | 1.98 m
Width: 7’2” | 2.18 m
Area: 46.6 ft2 | 4.3 m2

Drawings include:
Corner Shower Bathroom (Side) plan, Corner Shower (Central) plan

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Split Entry Bathrooms
Drawing of a dimensioned bathroom layout with a split entry door separating the bathroom into two zones

Split entry bathrooms are designed to separate the bathroom into two separate compartments dedicated to discrete functions. Split into a wet full-bath zone and a dry storage and entry area, the split entry bathroom is an efficient layout that adds additional function to the standard central full-bath plan. Smaller than split bathrooms, split entry bathrooms have a typical minimal length of 8’2 | 2.49 m and width of 7’ | 2.13 m.

Consult local building codes for accessibility requirements.
Overall bathroom sizes will vary based on the actual dimensions of bathroom fixtures.

Split entry bathrooms are designed to separate the bathroom into two separate compartments dedicated to discrete functions. Split into a wet full-bath zone and a dry storage and entry area, split entry bathrooms have a typical minimal length of 8’2 | 2.49 m and width of 7’ | 2.13 m.
Split Entry Bathrooms

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Length: 8’2” | 2.49 m
Width: 7’ | 2.13 m
Area: 57.2 ft2 | 5.3 m2

Drawings include:
Split Entry Bathroom plan

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Full Bath Center Bathrooms
Dimensioned drawing of a bathroom layout with centered entry splitting the fixtures

Full-baths with central layouts split the bathroom into two separate fixture walls that pair the toilet and sink on one side and the bathtub isolated on the other. Typically sized based on the width of an alcove bathtub, central full-baths dedicate a central aisle that can easily access both the bathtub and/or the toilet and sink. Like full-bath side layouts, full-bath central layouts are commonly designed with lengths of 8’ | 2.44 m and widths of 5’ | 1.52 m.

Consult local building codes for accessibility requirements.
Overall bathroom sizes will vary based on the actual dimensions of bathroom fixtures.

Full-baths with central layouts split the bathroom into two separate fixture walls that pair the toilet and sink on one side and the bathtub isolated on the other. Full-bath central layouts are commonly designed with lengths of 8’ | 2.44 m and widths of 5’ | 1.52 m.
Full Bath Center Bathrooms

*Under Development*

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Length: 8’ | 2.44 m
Width: 5’ | 1.52 m
Area: 40 ft2 | 3.7 m2

Drawings include:
Full Bath Centered Bathroom plan

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