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Bathroom sizes. Standard bathroom dimensions

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Every house will have different bathroom dimensions accordingly to a certain house plan. There are no restrictions and only creativity of a designer, architect or homeowner will determine what measurements of rooms will be practical and suitable while designing the whole house. Typically three bathroom types are defined: half bathroom, 3/4 bathroom and full size bathroom. Each option might be characterized by its minimum required dimensions for proper fitting of all fixtures, while maximum sizes won’t have any certain limits.

1/2 bathroom, also known as a powder room, with very often single sink vanity and standard toilet is the smallest option. Containing two bathroom plumbing fixtures is definitely not a factor of a size determination, but a whole meaning of such room is compact with no shower or bathtub. 1/2 bath usually has to be at least 3 x 6 feet with 24” – 28” wide pocked door in

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Bathroom Dimensions

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By Meg Escott

This page deals with minimum bathroom dimensions, fixture sizes and clearances required for planning bathroom layouts. 

They’re based on recommendations for the United States but standards for other modern countries won’t be far off.  I’ve included metric conversions and some comments on differences with other countries.

This bathroom dimensions information forms part of the bathroom layouts series.

Just a quick note to keep us all out of trouble

This information is provided in good faith to help you think about your bathroom design.  The metric dimensions are approximate.  It is your responsibility (or your architect / design professional / contractor team) to make sure your dimensions are in accordance with your local code or regulations.

I recommend this book from the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association for code regulations for the US.

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