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NKBA Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards

ISBN: 978-1-118-34748-5
96 pages
May 2012
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"Before picking products, consult the NKBA Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines for tips on designing a functional layout."
—Consumer Reports

NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards is a collection of illustrations and planning suggestions to aid professionals in the safe and effective planning of kitchens and bathrooms. The guidelines were developed by the NKBA to reflect the current industry environment, future trends, consumer lifestyles, new research, new building codes, and current industry practices.

Featuring 31 Guidelines for kitchens and 27 Guidelines for bathrooms, the book is meticulously illustrated in full color with plans, sections, and perspective views to show planning recommendations and code references and requirements, as well as Access Standards that consider the needs of a range of users. Additional features include:

  • Newly revised planning guidelines for kitchens and bathrooms that reflect the 2012 International Residential Code® (IRC®) and the ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities Standards
  • Metric conversion of measurements
  • Handy spiral-bound format permits easy, quick reference in the field
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The NKBA ix

Methodology/Overview xi

Kitchen Planning Guidelines

Guideline 1
Door/Entry 2

Guideline 2
Door Interference 3

Guideline 3
Distance between Work Centers 4

Guideline 4
Separating Work Centers 5

Guideline 5
Work Triangle Traffic 5

Guideline 6
Work Aisle 6

Guideline 7
Walkway 8

Guideline 8
Traffic Clearance at Seating 9

Guideline 9
Seating Clearance 10

Guideline 10
Cleanup/Prep Sink Placement 12

Guideline 11
Cleanup/Prep Sink Landing Area 13

Guideline 12
Preparation/Work Area 14

Guideline 13
Dishwasher Placement 15

Guideline 14
Waste Receptacles 16

Guideline 15
Auxiliary Sink 17

Guideline 16
Refrigerator Landing Area 17

Guideline 17
Cooking Surface Landing Area 18

Guideline 18
Cooking Surface Clearance 20

Guideline 19
Cooking Surface Ventilation 21

Guideline 20
Cooking Surface Safety 23

Guideline 21
Microwave Oven Placement 24

Guideline 22
Microwave Landing Area 25

Guideline 23
Oven Landing Area 26

Guideline 24
Combining Landing Areas 27

Guideline 25
Countertop Space 27

Guideline 26
Countertop Edges 29

Guideline 27
Storage 29

Guideline 28
Storage at Cleanup/Prep Sink 32

Guideline 29
Corner Cabinet Storage 33

Guideline 30
Electrical Receptacles 33

Guideline 31
Lighting 34

Bathroom Planning Guidelines

Guideline 1
Door/Entry 36

Guideline 2
Door Interference 37

Guideline 3
Ceiling Height 38

Guideline 4
Clear Space 39

Guideline 5
Single-Lavatory Placement 45

Guideline 6
Double-Lavatory Placement 46

Guideline 7
Lavatory/Vanity Height 47

Guideline 8
Counter 47

Guideline 9
Shower Size 48

Guideline 10
Tub/Shower Controls 50

Guideline 11
Water Temperature Safety 52

Guideline 12
Shower/Tub Seat 53

Guideline 13
Tub/Shower Surround 55

Guideline 14
Grab Bars 55

Guideline 15
Glazing 60

Guideline 16
Tub/Shower Door 61

Guideline 17
Steps 61

Guideline 18
Flooring 62

Guideline 19
Equipment Access 62

Guideline 20
Toilet/Bidet Placement 63

Guideline 21
Toilet Compartment 64

Guideline 22
Storage 65

Guideline 23
Accessories 66

Guideline 24
Electrical Receptacles 68

Guideline 25
Lighting 69

Guideline 26
Ventilation 70

Guideline 27
Heat 71

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The NATIONAL KITCHEN & BATH ASSOCIATION is the only nonprofit trade association dedicated exclusively to the kitchen and bath industry and is the leading source of information and education for professionals in the field. With more than 40,000 members, it has provided valuable resources for industry professionals, students, and consumers for fifty years.

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“Before picking products, consult the National Kitchen & Bath Association's Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines for tips on designing a functional layout.” —Consumer Reports
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April 10, 2012
NKBA Kitchen & Bath Guidelines NKBA 111834748X

Newly revised planning guidelines for kitchens and bathrooms that reflect the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) and the ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities Standards.

See More
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