People who have small bathrooms would probably be really frustrated when it comes to designing them properly and efficiently. They need to think really hard on how to make the room functional but also look quite neat for a really small bathroom. And of all the problems people face concerning small bathrooms, positioning a toilet could actually be a really tough challenge. But you certainly have nothing to worry about because we would like to give you a couple of tips on how to position a toilet in your tiny bathroom.
21 inches is the requirement you need to meet according to the IRC. It is a measurement of clear floor space you need to have right in front of your toilet. It is the standard requirement regardless of your bathroom size. It is also written that you need to have minimum 15 inches of space from your toilet centerline to walls or any other things present on either side of the toilet. However, because the requirements maybe quite different in each and every area, you probably have to look up the local building code about toilets.
Those are only standard requirements. But for some people, those clearances actually still cause problems regarding the use and especially the maintenance of the toilet itself. That is why the NKBA gives another recommendation that is to leave 30 inches and 18 inches instead of 21 inches and 15 inches requirements from the IRC. However, with this, you actually need to sacrifice your other bathroom plans.
This is actually really important because it could bother you a lot when you do not consider this simple thing. Test it by opening all the doors, whether it is shower door or any cabinet doors, when you take the clear measurement.
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