In 1992, the National Kitchen and Bath Association introduced
new guidelines for K&B design based on extensive
research conducted by the association along with the
University of Minnesota. The guidelines were established to
help building and design professionals plan spaces that function
well. The kitchen guidelines appeared in the September
'94 issue of JLC; the bathroom guidelines appear below. Both
articles are also found in Kitchens & Baths: A Builders' Guide to
Design and Construction, published by JLC.
1 Entrances. Make a clear walkway at least 32 inches wide
at all entrances to the bathroom.
2 Doors. No doors (entrance, closet, or cabinet) may interfere
3 Ventilation. Provide mechanical ventilation in