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NKBA Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-21656-8
96 pages
December 2015
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The essential kitchen and bath design reference, updated with the latest codes

NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards is the industry standard reference, written by the National Kitchen and Bath Association and updated with the latest codes and standards. This new second edition features revised guidelines for cooking surface clearance, electrical receptacles, and ventilation for kitchens, as well as ceiling height, shower size, electrical receptacles, and ventilation for bathrooms. Revised to reflect the 2015 International Residential Code and the ICC A117.1-2009, all illustrations have been expertly redrawn using 2020 Design and Chief Architect Software to provide clearer visual reference for real-world application. With thirty-one kitchen guidelines and twenty-seven bathroom guidelines, this book provides full planning recommendations, code references, and access standards for today's kitchen and bath design professional.

Kitchens and bathrooms are the two most functional rooms in the house, and also the most code-intensive. It is imperative that design professionals stay up to speed on the latest guidelines to ensure the safety and efficiency of their projects.

  • Get up to date on the latest kitchen and bath codes
  • Reference a new range of standards for clearance, ventilation, and more
  • Design for storage based on the results of university research
  • Examine illustrative and descriptive plans, sections, and perspective views

The NKBA guidelines are based on a composite of historical review, current industry environment and practices, emerging trends, consumer lifestyles, research, and building codes. These factors combine to help kitchen and bath professionals create designs that are beautiful, functional, accessible, and safe. The NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards is the complete reference professionals turn to for the latest in kitchen and bath design.

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Table of Contents

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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Author Information

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 nearly 40,000 members, it has provided valuable resources for industry professionals, students, and consumers for over fifty years.

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