The National Kitchen & Bath Association developed the Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards to provide designers with good planning practices that consider the needs of a range of users including lifestyle and design trends. They also reference building code requirements to promote public health, safety, and welfare. The NKBA Planning Guidelines are a collection of illustrated planning suggestions to aid professionals in the safe and effective planning of kitchens and bathrooms, the two most code-intensive rooms in the home.
These easy-to-understand guidelines were developed under the guidance of the NKBA by a committee of professionals that completed in-depth historical reviews of planning guidelines to reflect a composite of historical review, current industry environment, future trends, consumer lifestyles, new research, new building codes, and current industry practices; as well as a Kitchen Storage Research Project conducted by Virginia Tech. The code references for the guidelines are based on the analysis of the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Plumbing Code. The code references for the Access Standards are based on ICC/ANSI 117.1 - 2009 Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities.
Featuring 31 Guidelines for kitchens and 27 Guidelines for bathrooms, the book is meticulously illustrated to show planning recommendations and code references and requirements, as well as Access Standards that consider the needs of a range of users. The kitchen drawings were created using Chief Architect Software and the bathroom drawings were drawn using 2020.
•Newly revised planning guidelines for kitchens and bathrooms that reflect the 2015 International Residential Code® (IRC®)
•Metric conversion of measurements
•Handy spiral-bound format for quick reference in the field
978-1-119- 21600 - 1
Spiral-bound paperback, 84 pages, 2016