Accessible Residential Bathrooms

Accessible bathrooms are bathroom layouts designed based on the use and access requirements of wheelchair users. Requiring enough internal clear floor space for a wheelchair to make a 180° turn, accessible bathrooms must have either a 60” | 152.5 cm diameter turning circle or a T-shaped turning space located within a 60” | 152.5 cm square with a minimum of 36” | 91.4 cm wide arms. Doors should have a minimum width of 32” | 81.3 cm and cannot swing into the required clear space of the accessible bathroom. Clear floor spaces at fixtures and entry routes are allowed to overlap with the wheelchair turning space. Similar to other bathroom designs, accessible bathrooms have multiple layouts differentiated based on split or side fixtures and vary in size with minimal lengths between 8’4”-9’8” | 2.54-2.95 m and widths in the range of 5’4”-6’10” | 1.63-2.08 m.

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

Dimensioned drawings of layouts for accessible bathrooms with center and corner entries

Accessible bathrooms are bathroom layouts designed based on the use and access requirements of wheelchair users. Requiring enough internal clear floor space for a wheelchair to make a 180° turn, accessible bathrooms must have either a 60” | 152.5 cm diameter turning circle or a T-shaped turning space located within a 60” | 152.5 cm square with a minimum of 36” | 91.4 cm wide arms. Doors should have a minimum width of 32” | 81.3 cm and cannot swing into the required clear space of the accessible bathroom. Clear floor spaces at fixtures and entry routes are allowed to overlap with the wheelchair turning space. Similar to other bathroom designs, accessible bathrooms have multiple layouts differentiated based on split or side fixtures and vary in size with minimal lengths between 8’4”-9’8” | 2.54-2.95 m and widths in the range of 5’4”-6’10” | 1.63-2.08 m.

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

Common Questions
Common Questions
Common Questions
What factors should you consider when designing a bathroom layout?
A bathroom layout design will be constrained by the size of the space and should ultimately place function over form in order of priorities. How a bathroom lays out will revolve around the toilet, the maximization of space, and the functionality of all elements. Other factors to consider include: number of regular users, regulations and standards, adequate lighting, efficient ventilation, and the incorporation of storage.
How do you design a small bathroom?
Choosing the right types of necessary elements is the best way to go about designing a small bathroom. These small-space friendly kinds include: a corner or trough sink to maximize the floor area, a shower-tub combo or walk-in shower, and an expansive mirror to make the bathroom appear larger. Wall mounting a vanity, sink, etc. can open up the bathroom to include more shelving for storage purposes.
What is a Jack and Jill bathroom layout?
A Jack and Jill bathroom layout refers to a bathroom placed between two bedrooms. It can be entered in through both doors of either bedroom usually with locks on both the inside and outside to ensure privacy when in use. It has one bath/shower and toilet to be shared, and can have more than one sink in accordance with the implied two users.

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Accessible Clear Floor Space:
Circle: 60” | 152.5 cm diameter
T-Shape (Width): 60” | 152.5 cm
T-Shape (Arms): 36” | 91.4 cm
Door: 32” | 81.3 cm minimum; opens out

Split Layout

Length: 9’8” | 2.95 m
Width: 5’4” | 1.63 m
Area: 52 ft2 | 4.8 m2

Side Layout
Length: 8’4” | 2.54 m
Width: 6’10” | 2.08 m
Area: 53 ft2 | 4.9 m2

Drawings include:
Accessible Bathroom (Split) plan, Accessible Bathroom (Side) plan, Accessible clear floor space diagram

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