Kitchen Design Standards Kitchen and Bath Design Standards - Page 42

4: Clear Space Recommended: Pl a n a c l e a r f l oor s pa c e of a t l e a s t 30” f r om the front edge of all fixtures (i.e., lavatory, toilet, bidet, tub and shower) to any opposite bath fixture, wall or obstacle. Code Requirement: A mi ni mum s pa c e of a t l e a s t 21” must be planned in front of lavatory, toilet, bidet and tub. (IRC P 2705.1.5)  A mi ni mum s pa c e of a t l e a s t 24” must be planned in front of a shower entry. (IRC R 307.1)  Access Standard Recommended: Pl a n a mi ni mum c l e a r f l oor s pa c e of 30” x 48” a t e a c h f i xt ur e , pl us s pa c e f or maneuvering including approach and turning for a person using a wheelchair. Plan a knee space at the lavatory or workspace to allow for a seated user. Recommended minimum size of a knee s pa c e i s 36” wi de x 27” hi g h x 8” de e p, i nc r e a s i ng t o 17” de e p i n t he t oe s p a c e , whi c h e xt e nds 9” f r om t he f l oor . I n s ul a t i on for exposed pipes should be provided. Cons i de r t he us e r ’ s me t hod of t r a ns f er to the t oi l e t t o pl a n a c l e a r s pa c e t o f i t t he us e r ’ s needs. Code Reference:  A c l e a r f l oor s pa c e of a t l e a s t 30” ( 762 mm) by 48” ( 1219 mm) s houl d be provided at each fixture. (ANSI 305.3). Clear spaces can overlap.(ANSI 1002.11.2) 42