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Bath Planning : Guidelines, Codes, Standards

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Summary

The leading resource for professional bath designers, Bath Planning is based on the NKBAs Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines and the related Access Standards published in 2012. This one-stop reference presents the best practices developed by the associations committee of professionals through extensive research. Now thoroughly updated with new photographs and illustrations in full color, and with a special emphasis on client needs, research, and references to industry information, this second edition reflects the latest information on sustainability, universal design, building codes, and research. A companion website complements coverage.

Author Biography

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 50,000 members, it has provided valuable resources for industry professionals, students, and consumers for more than fifty years.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Bathroom History, Research, and Trends

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BATHROOM

Early Civilizations and the Bath

The Middle Ages

17TH AND 18TH CENTURIESTHE AMERICAN BATHROOM TAKES SHAPE—19TH CENTURY AND BEYOND

A Real Bathroom

Today’s Bathrooms

BATHROOM RELATED RESEARCH

Center for Housing and Environmental Studies

Space Standards for Household Activities

Human Engineering

Human Body and Interior Spaces

ADDITIONAL HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH

MAJOR BATHROOM TRENDS

BATHROOM DESIGN TRENDS BY DECADE

CURRENT DEMOGRAPHIC AND POPULATION TRENDS

U.S. Population Growth

Household Growth

Household Composition

Population Diversity

An Aging Population

BATHROOM TRENDS

Housing and Consumer Buying Trends

DESIGN TRENDS

ACTIVITY TRENDS

LOCATION TRENDS

STORAGE TRENDS

SUMMARY

REVIEW QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 2: INFRASTRUCTURE CONSIDERATIONS

CODES

Plumbing, Electrical and Other Codes

STRUCTURAL ISSUES

Floor Structures

Walls

Doors and Windows

Door Choices

Windows

PLUMBING

Fixtures

Water Delivery

Drain/Waste/Vent Pipes

Below Grade Applications

Water Heaters

NOISE

Reduce Noise Generated

Buffer the Noise

Sound-Insulating Construction Techniques

SUMMARY

REVIEW QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 3: Environmental and Sustainability Considerations

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND BUILDING

CHOOSING SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS

GREEN BUILDING PROGRAMS

SUSTAINABLE CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Specifying Certified Products and Materials

ENERGY ISSUES AND BUILDING CODES

WATER

Water Quality Standards

Canadian Water Quality Guidelines

Other Water Contaminants

Water Quality Testing

Solving Water Quality Problems

EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF WATER

Hot Water

Toilets

Showers

Bathtubs

Faucets

WATER SENSE

WaterSense Toilets

WaterSense Bathroom Lavatory Faucets

WaterSense Showerheads

Water Leaks

Gray Water

AIR QUALITY

Source Control

Indoor Air Quality and Construction

Renovation Hazards

Air Cleaning

MOISTURE AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Hidden Condensation

Household Humidity

Molds, Moisture and Health

Preventing Moisture Problems

Anti-Microbial Finishes

Towel Bars

SUMMARY

Review Questions

CHAPTER 4: Human Factors and Universal Design Foundation

ANTHROPOMETRY

Structural Anthropometry

unctional Anthropometry

ERGONOMIC AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN

Dispelling Myths

ACCESS CODES, LAWS, AND STANDARDS

American National Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ICC A117.1)

SUMMARY

Review Questions

CHAPTER 5: Assessing Needs

THE DESIGN PROCESS

INTERVIEWING THE CLIENT

Prepare for the Interview

Needs Assessment Forms

Personal Information

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CLIENT

Your Client’s Home: Location, Location, Location

What Type of Home?

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CLIENT’S HOME

The Home of the Future

ACTIVITIES IN THE BATHROOM

STORAGE IN THE BATHROOM

Towels

YOUR CLIENT’S BATHROOM

Client’s Preferences and Specifications

Budget

THE JOBSITE

New Construction

REMODELING

DIMENSIONS

PREPARE THE CLIENT

READY FOR THE DESIGN PROGRAM?

Summary

Review Questions

CHAPTER 6: Bathroom Planning

TYPES AND LOCATIONS OF BATHROOMS

Location in the Home

Public and Social Areas

Sustainability Concerns

THE CENTER CONCEPT

NKBA Guidelines and Access Standards

GENERAL BATHROOM DESIGN

Design Recommendations

Guidelines and Access Standards

GROOMING CENTER

Design Recommendations for Grooming Center

Guidelines and Access Standards for Grooming Center

BATHING/SHOWERING CENTER

Design Recommendations for Bathing

Design Recommendations for Showering

Guidelines and Access Standards for Bathing/Showering Center

TOILETING CENTER

Design Recommendations for Toileting Center

Design Recommendations for Bidet

Design Recommendations for Urinal

Guidelines and Access Standards

SUMMARY

Review Questions

CHAPTER 7: Mechanical Planning

ELECTRICAL PLANNING

Codes

Wiring

Special Wiring Needs

Receptacles

Communications

HEATING

Heating Considerations

Types of Heaters

Towel Warmers

COOLING

Natural Cooling

Mechanical Cooling

VENTILATION

Windows

Fan Systems

Choices in Bathroom Fans

Fan Size

Size of the Bathroom

Fan Controls

Fan Location

Fan Installation

Make-up Air

Whole House Ventilation Systems

WATER HEATING

Selection Considerations

LIGHTING

Natural or Daylighting

Types of Artificial Lighting

Lamps

Lighting Fixtures

Lighting Safety

SUMMARY

REVIEW QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 8: Accessibility in Practice

Universal Design vs. Accessibility: Further Clarification

CHARACTERISTICS OF SPECIFIC USERS

CHAPTER 1: Bathroom History, Research, and Trends

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BATHROOM

Early Civilizations and the Bath

The Middle Ages

17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES

THE AMERICAN BATHROOM TAKES SHAPE—19TH CENTURY AND BEYOND

A Real Bathroom

Today’s Bathrooms

BATHROOM RELATED RESEARCH

Center for Housing and Environmental Studies

Space Standards for Household Activities

Human Engineering

Human Body and Interior Spaces

ADDITIONAL HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH

MAJOR BATHROOM TRENDS

BATHROOM DESIGN TRENDS BY DECADE

CURRENT DEMOGRAPHIC AND POPULATION TRENDS

U.S. Population Growth

Household Growth

Household Composition

Population Diversity

An Aging Population

BATHROOM TRENDS

Housing and Consumer Buying Trends

DESIGN TRENDS

ACTIVITY TRENDS

LOCATION TRENDS

STORAGE TRENDS

SUMMARY

REVIEW QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 2: INFRASTRUCTURE CONSIDERATIONS

CODES

Plumbing, Electrical and Other Codes

STRUCTURAL ISSUES

Floor Structures

Walls

Doors and Windows

Door Choices

Windows

PLUMBING

Fixtures

Water Delivery

Drain/Waste/Vent Pipes

Below Grade Applications

Water Heaters

NOISE

Reduce Noise Generated

Buffer the Noise

Sound-Insulating Construction Techniques

SUMMARY

REVIEW QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 3: Environmental and Sustainability Considerations

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND BUILDING

CHOOSING SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS

GREEN BUILDING PROGRAMS

SUSTAINABLE CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Specifying Certified Products and Materials

ENERGY ISSUES AND BUILDING CODES

WATER

Water Quality Standards

Canadian Water Quality Guidelines

Other Water Contaminants

Water Quality Testing

Solving Water Quality Problems

EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF WATER

Hot Water

Toilets

Showers

Bathtubs

Faucets

WATER SENSE

WaterSense Toilets

WaterSense Bathroom Lavatory Faucets

WaterSense Showerheads

Water Leaks

Gray Water

AIR QUALITY

Source Control

Indoor Air Quality and Construction

Renovation Hazards

Air Cleaning

MOISTURE AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Hidden Condensation

Household Humidity

Molds, Moisture and Health

Preventing Moisture Problems

Anti-Microbial Finishes

Towel Bars

SUMMARY

Review Questions

CHAPTER 4: Human Factors and Universal Design Foundation

ANTHROPOMETRY

Structural Anthropometry

Functional Anthropometry

ERGONOMIC AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN

Dispelling Myths

ACCESS CODES, LAWS, AND STANDARDS

American National Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ICC A117.1)

SUMMARY

Review Questions

CHAPTER 5: Assessing Needs

THE DESIGN PROCESS

INTERVIEWING THE CLIENT

Prepare for the Interview

Needs Assessment Forms

Personal Information

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CLIENT

Your Client’s Home: Location, Location, Location

What Type of Home?

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CLIENT’S HOME

The Home of the Future

ACTIVITIES IN THE BATHROOM

STORAGE IN THE BATHROOM

Towels

YOUR CLIENT’S BATHROOM

Client’s Preferences and Specifications

Budget

THE JOBSITE

New Construction

REMODELING

DIMENSIONS

PREPARE THE CLIENT

READY FOR THE DESIGN PROGRAM?

Summary

Review Questions

CHAPTER 6: Bathroom Planning

TYPES AND LOCATIONS OF BATHROOMS

Location in the Home

Public and Social Areas

Sustainability Concerns

THE CENTER CONCEPT

NKBA Guidelines and Access Standards

GENERAL BATHROOM DESIGN

Design Recommendations

Guidelines and Access Standards

GROOMING CENTER

Design Recommendations for Grooming Center

Guidelines and Access Standards for Grooming Center

BATHING/SHOWERING CENTER

Design Recommendations for Bathing

Design Recommendations for Showering

Guidelines and Access Standards for Bathing/Showering Center

TOILETING CENTER

Design Recommendations for Toileting Center

Design Recommendations for Bidet

Design Recommendations for Urinal

Guidelines and Access Standards

SUMMARY

Review Questions

CHAPTER 7: Mechanical Planning

ELECTRICAL PLANNING

Codes

Wiring

Special Wiring Needs

Receptacles

Communications

HEATING

Heating Considerations

Types of Heaters

Towel Warmers

COOLING

Natural Cooling

Mechanical Cooling

VENTILATION

Windows

Fan Systems

Choices in Bathroom Fans

Fan Size

Size of the Bathroom

Fan Controls

Fan Location

Fan Installation

Make-up Air

Whole House Ventilation Systems

WATER HEATING

Selection Considerations

LIGHTING

Natural or Daylighting

Types of Artificial Lighting

Lamps

Lighting Fixtures

Lighting Safety

SUMMARY

REVIEW QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 8: Accessibility in Practice

Universal Design vs. Accessibility: Further Clarification

CHARACTERISTICS OF SPECIFIC USERS

Sensory Characteristics

Perception and Cognition Characteristics

Physical Characteristics

ACCESS DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Bathroom Entry and Circulation

Grooming Center

Bathing and Showering Center

Toileting Center

SUMMARY

Review Questions

CHAPTER 9: More Than a Bathroom

CLOTHES CLOSETS

Moving Clothes

Closet Placement

A Place for Everything

Clothes Planning Dimensions

More Than Clothes?

Design Decisions

DRESSING AREAS

LINEN CLOSETS

LAUNDRY AREAS

What Type of Laundry?

Laundry Equipment

Utility Service

Space Planning in the Laundry Area

Laundry in Transition

Storage

Ironing

EXERCISE AREAS

What Type of Exercise?

Location

Exercise Equipment

Other Equipment

Mechanical and Structural Requirements

Space Planning for Exercise

THE HOME SPA

Location

Home Spa Activities

Spa Supplies and Equipment

Utilities and Infrastructure

Floor Space

Seating and Refreshments

Storage

Fireplace

SUMMARY

Review Questions

CHAPTER 10: Putting It All Together

THE DESIGN PROCESS

THE DESIGN PROGRAM

Goals and Purpose

Objectives

Activities and Relationships

THE DESIGN DRAWING

Templates

ROOM OUTLINE

VISUAL DIAGRAMS

Three Dimensions and Vertical Diagrams

PRIORITY AREAS

Finishing the Floor Plan

Vertical Relationships

Evaluating and Checking

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER—A SAMPLE PROJECT

A Sample Design Program

THE DESIGN SOLUTION

Evaluating the Design

SUMMARY

Review Questions

Appendix

Glossary

Resources

Sensory Characteristics

Perception and Cognition Characteristics

Physical Characteristics

ACCESS DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Bathroom Entry and Circulation

Grooming Center

Bathing and Showering Center

Toileting Center

SUMMARY

Review Questions

CHAPTER 9: More Than a Bathroom

CLOTHES CLOSETS

Moving Clothes

Closet Placement

A Place for Everything

Clothes Planning Dimensions

More Than Clothes?

Design Decisions

DRESSING AREAS

LINEN CLOSETS

LAUNDRY AREAS

What Type of Laundry?

Laundry Equipment

Utility Service

Space Planning in the Laundry Area

Laundry in Transition

Storage

Ironing

EXERCISE AREAS

What Type of Exercise?

Location

Exercise Equipment

Other Equipment

Mechanical and Structural Requirements

Space Planning for Exercise

THE HOME SPA

Location

Home Spa Activities

Spa Supplies and Equipment

Utilities and Infrastructure

Floor Space

Seating and Refreshments

Storage

Fireplace

SUMMARY

Review Questions

CHAPTER 10: Putting It All Together

THE DESIGN PROCESS

THE DESIGN PROGRAM

Goals and Purpose

Objectives

Activities and Relationships

THE DESIGN DRAWING

Templates

ROOM OUTLINE

VISUAL DIAGRAMS

Three Dimensions and Vertical Diagrams

PRIORITY AREAS

Finishing the Floor Plan

Vertical Relationships

Evaluating and Checking

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER—A SAMPLE PROJECT

A Sample Design Program

THE DESIGN SOLUTION

Evaluating the Design

SUMMARY

Review Questions

Appendix

Glossary

Resources 



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