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How are you all doing? Hey, what is the rule of thumb as far as space to give a toilet? I have one wall with the vanity taking up the whole wall except for the toilet....

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Ten inches minimum each side of the base between the wall and vanity. The maid has to clean the floor both sides and behind it.
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Ten inches minimum each side of the base between the wall and vanity. The maid has to clean the floor both sides and behind it.
I allow 30 inches total for the width of the toilet opening from wall to vanity.
and if I remember correctly, 12 inches from the back wall to the centre line of the toilet flange.
A 'slightly' smaller spacing will work, but I am not exactly a small guy and hate being crowded.

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Just reviewed Joe's link. That works for me. I work under different codes, so IRC does not necessarily apply up here.
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I was taught years ago to center the toilet on a 30" space (36" if you have the room). The center of the flange for a standard toilet is 12" off the FINISHED wall. In other words 12 1/2" off of the studs if using 1/2" drywall.

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Thanks guys! Very helpful! Hey another question: She wants a makeup station where she can sit down, and we both want a separate shower and tub, but if there isn't room for both, which one do you think we should keep? The tub or the makeup station?

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"A happy wife is a happy life."

I'll let you decide...
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I'll let you decide...

correct! but I was thinking about resale as well...
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I would be okay with the Makeup vanity and a shower IF there was another bathroom with a tub.
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No one in my house has taken a bath in a tub for years. However, i would still have a hard time buying a house that didnt have a tub. Young families definitely need them to bathe the kids.

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