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Old 09-25-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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Help...Framing Door Along Slanted Ceiling of Attic Space


Hello all,

I am in the process of planning a remodel on my "attic" space of my cape cod. I am dealing with maximizing space with the knee walls and the slanted ceiling.

Below is an overview of the project:

1. Converting the second floor over to master suite
2. Done with a permit

My question is, can you frame a door along the slanted ceiling? Would it be to code? I plan to have a door to enter the bathroom and the closet door along this slanted ceiling. The door will be perpendicular to the slanted Ceiling. Please refer to attached sketch to understand what I am talking about.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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Here is a better attachment of the sketchup so you don't have to download.


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It is done all of the time. The problem lies, when people place the door so close to the angled ceiling, that they have to fit the trim to the angle, or in some cases, push the door over so far, that they end up cutting the door. It is called planning, and laying out properly and following the plans helps in making sure that you have both the door in a spot that you get enough wall space, and that you are not so far over, that the door ends up looking like an afterthought.

As for opening, I would open it with the handle on the right if you are facing the door from the bathroom. The only other thing would be how you are venting the space with a bathroom vent, and planning out for stuff like ductwork and plumbing.
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Thanks for the reply gregzoll. One more question that you may be able to answer.

I plan to have the toilet under the other slanted ceiling. I know that there has to be a 6'8" clearance from the ceiling above the center of the toilet. My question is, is there a minimum square footage around the toilet (like the 30" x 30" required for showers) with a 6'8" clearance?
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I was under the impression that 6'6" was the magic number to be considered livable space.

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