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Old 03-02-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Hey guys, small/quick questions I haven't been able to google...

1) I was searching the Wisconsin codes (SPS 321 is correct document?) and I can't find anything about minimum bathroom size, etc. I'm looking for the toilet spacing, sink spacing, etc. I'm looking to change a large bathroom to a smaller one; to make room for a closet in the room next to it.

2) What is your opinion on shower ceilings? Do the extra work and tile it too? Don't want to just have drywall up there (plan to tile the rest).

3) to save money for the master bath shower; I plan to tile it (curb, etC); and then have a shower curtain for a bit, adding the glass later. Will that be a problem?

Thanks!
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No idea what your local codes are but here's some rules of thumb.
http://www.us.kohler.com/designkb/de...ceplanning.jsp
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Hey guys, small/quick questions I haven't been able to google...

1) I was searching the Wisconsin codes (SPS 321 is correct document?) and I can't find anything about minimum bathroom size, etc. I'm looking for the toilet spacing, sink spacing, etc. I'm looking to change a large bathroom to a smaller one; to make room for a closet in the room next to it.

2) What is your opinion on shower ceilings? Do the extra work and tile it too? Don't want to just have drywall up there (plan to tile the rest).

3) to save money for the master bath shower; I plan to tile it (curb, etC); and then have a shower curtain for a bit, adding the glass later. Will that be a problem?

Thanks!
1. I don't know that there are minimum square footage requirements for a bathroom, but there are minimum ceiling heights and there are absolutely requirements on spacing of toilets, sinks, etc.

2. I like tiled shower ceilings, but the catch here is the structure above it. To tiling a ceiling means quite a bit of weight pulling down on the joists. In my area, tiling overhead requires joists to be 16" OC max.

3. I can't imagine a curtain will be a problem. Just make sure you design the shower with a glass enclosure in mind. Glass is heavy and the hardware requires solid surfaces to anchor into.
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My bath is aprx. five 1/2 feet by twelve feet, with eight foor ceilings. We have a thirty inch cabinet vanity in there, toilet is centered between it and the tub.



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Check out THIS link from the 2009 IRC and THIS one too.

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Check out THIS link from the 2009 IRC and THIS one too.

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The first link is perfect!

As for the second, I don't think a bathroom counts as habitable???

R304.3 Minimum dimensions: Habitable rooms shall not be less than 7 feet (2134 mm) in any horizontal dimension.

I know many many bathrooms that are a lot smaller than this?
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"Habitable Space: A Space in a building for living, sleeping, eating or cooking. Bathrooms, toilet rooms, closets, halls storage or utility spaces and simliar areas are not considered habitable spaces."
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Hey guys, small/quick questions I haven't been able to google...

1) I was searching the Wisconsin codes (SPS 321 is correct document?) and I can't find anything about minimum bathroom size, etc. I'm looking for the toilet spacing, sink spacing, etc. I'm looking to change a large bathroom to a smaller one; to make room for a closet in the room next to it.

2) What is your opinion on shower ceilings? Do the extra work and tile it too? Don't want to just have drywall up there (plan to tile the rest).

3) to save money for the master bath shower; I plan to tile it (curb, etC); and then have a shower curtain for a bit, adding the glass later. Will that be a problem?

Thanks!

sounds like a good plan you got there. definitely tile/water proof paint the shower ceiling for a safer roof over your head.










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