Kitchen and Bath Planning Guidelines

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Sample Kitchen Guideline: Door Interference

Recommended:
No entry door should interfere with the safe operation of appliances, nor should appliance doors interfere with one another.

Code Requirement:
State or local codes may apply.

Sample Bath Guideline: Shower/Tub Seat

Recommended:
Plan a seat within the shower that is 17” – 19” above the shower floor and 15” deep.

Code Requirement:

  • Shower seat must not infringe on the minimum interior size of the shower (900 square inches). (IRC P 2708.1)
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