Although a bathroom may seem like a small project, designers should remember that bathrooms must meet many codes and requirements. Designers should make all spaces (especially bathrooms) handicap accessible to allow for human changes- aging, injury, illness, etc. A space must be at least 36 inches wide for a wheelchair to easily pass through. There should also be points within the bathroom for someone maneuvering a wheelchair to turn around. A wheelchair can turn around in a 60 inch turning circle, or a t-shaped space for 180 degree turns. Images and further dimensions are available at the citation listed below.
JRH Architects. 2003 Michigan Barrier Free Design Graphics Manual. 2004.
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