Should I make my toilet into a seperate room or put up a partition?
rpatrick100
July 31, 2013 in Design Dilemma
There is enough room in there to do either as the bathroom is 10' x 10' but it would be a small room....slightly wider than a toilet stall and extend a few feet beyond the front of the toilet. The ceiling is sloped just above it which may make it seem slightly claustraphobic (sp) but I am trying to design this bath for 2 people and think a walled off toilet is best. I was thinking about locating the current small side attic door towards the toilet a few feet, place storage where the door now is and use a pocket door to the left of the toilet so door swing won't be an issue. Opinions?
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Terracegallery
It looks like a pretty tight toilet stall...how wide is that wall behind the toilet?
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
If you are in the U.S., the toilet must be located in a space that is no less than 30" wide and there must be 20" (or maybe 22" - another contractor can chime in on that) in front of the toilet that is unencumbered space. The head height over the toilet must be a minimum of 6'8" (this is a measurement from the floor to the ceiling at the front of the toilet).

As you lay out your space, you should keep these requirements in mind.
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rpatrick100
The wall behind the toilet is 37" wide but is adjacent to a 48" wide double door that could be made slightly smaller. From the ceiling to in front of the toilet is 6'7". BTW, this is a remodel and not a new install.
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rpatrick100
I can make the space work I think. In general, are walled off toilets a good idea and desirable ?
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SawHorse Design + Build
You may consider a tall kneewall as a divider since you have some good natural light in the space. If you choose to go with a taller wall, then consider some windows (frosted) so the space does not feel so small.
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
I believe that a separate toilet area is nice and desirable, if it can be worked in properly. Building codes apply to remodeling just like they do for new construction.
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