Standard space between toilet and vanity?

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Old 03-31-10, 04:53 PM
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Standard space between toilet and vanity?

Anyone know if there is a "standard" distance that the toilet should be from the vanity? I'm increasing the length of the current vanity, but I don't want to cramp the toilet area too much. Is there a minimum? I wouldn't want to go against any codes or regulations.
 
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Old 04-01-10, 02:18 PM
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If you are talking about the distance to the sides, the distance is MININUM 15in. from center of toilet to edge of wall or vanity; keep in mind this is not a lot of room.
 
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Thanks, Shacko. Is anything less than 15" against any sort of code, or is that just a general rule of thumb?
 
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Old 04-03-10, 03:35 PM
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Thats code in all areas I'm familiar with.
 
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Correct if I'm wrong, but I think that the 15" minimum is measured from the center line of the toilet or the center of the waste pipe. This means you could move the vanity much closer than if measured from the outer edge of the bowl. Never mind, Shacko already said it.
 

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Old 04-04-10, 10:19 AM
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Here's my dilemma: I'm looking to put in a double-sink vanity, but that would give me only 13.75" from the vanity to the center of the toilet bowl. I'm thinking it may be worth it for resale, but I'm still hesitant to go against code. What would you guys do?
 

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Old 04-05-10, 03:06 PM
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It's up to you, but if the house has to be inspected before resale a good inspector will pick it up, your call.
 
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Old 04-15-10, 02:38 PM
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Go with more toilet space! Ours was done to the 15" and not a millimeter more and it was really cramped. That was one of the driving forces for remodeling my spare bath.
Buyers will notice a really cramped toilet and like Shacko said, a good inspector will catch it and that could complicate the sale.
 
 

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