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Old 11-03-2008, 10:58 AM   #1
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Toilet - Wall Distance


Remodeling a bathroom... currently the toilet centerline is placed 16" from the room's wall. Is this too tight? Is there a standard distance the toilet's should be kept off the walls? I can move it, but I don't want to unless I absolutely have to OR it would be considered really weird otherwise. Thanks,

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Code in most places is 15" from the side wall so you are ok. That is the minimum so a greater distance might be more comfortable.

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Thanks for the clarity on the code. Looks like I'm good there, but I'm also concerned with the comfort aspect. I have the room to move it - with plenty to space. My concern is that it will look odd being slammed against the wall with so much room to play with between the vanity. However, moving it could be a real pain as I'd much rather use all the existing plumbing! Is there a comfortable rule of thumb distance that is commonly used when designing bathrooms?
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Lots of them are at the minimum. Take a tape measure with you and visit several bathrooms - see which ones are and aren't comfy. If it's already 16" I'd be hesitant to move it but if for some reason you need the room now would be the time to move it.

If you have extra room between the vanity and toilet you can go with a wider vanity, put a trash can there, slide in a linen cabinet - something along those lines rather than move the toilet.
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