Is there a building code for how far the bathroom cabinet should be from the commode?

Asked by Nicole, Houston, TX Tue Aug 5, 2008

We are having a house built and upon return from vacation saw that the bathroom cabinets and the commode were installed. The problem is that they are really close to each other, I'm estimating somewhere around 6-10". We really don't like the setup, and are pretty sure that someone ordered the wrong cabinets. Thanks for your help!

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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Tue Aug 5, 2008
Yes, that's what I remember....14" is standard from center of the bowl to each side. Ask your builder and the local building inspector. Some cities have old codes, some have adapted the standard IBC codes, but some take it and tweak you'll just have to check to make sure.
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Sj209, Both Buyer And Seller, California
Tue Aug 5, 2008
Fourteen inches (measured from the center of the bowl). Local building codes may vary.
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