You might think that the location of an outlet in a bathroom is an important question. It is not. The code specifies where outlets should be located, and it doesn’t care what you think about it.
Water closets (toilets) and urinals, if provided, must be located in accordance with section R609.4.1 of the IRC 2015 code.
Water closets (toilets) and urinals, if provided, must be located in accordance with section R609.4.1 of the IRC 2015 code. This section specifies where toilets and urinals must be located in a bathroom.
You may have noticed that we’re not talking about your sink here; that’s because it’s up to you where you want that installed!
A lavatory (sink), if provided, must be located in accordance with section R305.2 of the IRC 2015 code.
The location of a lavatory (sink) is very important in your bathroom. If you don’t have enough room to place it properly, it will be difficult to use.
If you place the lavatory too far from the wall, you may run into issues when trying to wash your hands or brush your teeth. On the other hand, if it’s too close to the end wall then water could splash out onto floors or even get onto clothing if someone leans over while washing their face or hands!
The IRC 2015 code states that lavatories must be located so that they are centered between any pair of walls on opposite sides of an intersecting corridor within multi-family dwelling units and sleeping units with more than one bed; however this does not apply where there are no intersecting corridors within such units. Additionally:
Bathtubs and showers must be located in accordance with section R307.3.1(1) or R307.3.1(2) of the IRC 2015 code.
You should be aware that in order to have a functioning bathroom, you must also follow the guidelines of section R307.3.1(1) or R307.3.1(2) of the IRC 2015 code. This means that your bathtub and shower must be located within your bathroom, and not outside it (or even worse–in another room altogether).
Additionally, these fixtures must be installed at least 18 inches from any water closet, lavatory or bidet required by section R301 through R306; furthermore they cannot be more than 6 feet away from such fixtures if there is no other fixture located between them and their respective walls or partitions as per Figure 307.3(4) in this same document!
The IRC 2015 specifies where outlets should be located in a bathroom according to fixture location and space requirements
According to the International Residential Code (IRC) 2015, outlets should be located such that no point on a wall is more than 6 feet from an outlet box. This is important because it can help prevent fires caused by electrical cords overheating and sparking a fire. In addition, you may want to consider installing additional receptacles in other locations around your bathroom so that you’re able to plug in more than one appliance at once.
- The first step is determining what type of fixture will go where; this will determine whether or not you need an additional receptacle nearby for running extension cords between fixtures or simply powering them directly from the wall socket itself.*
- For example: If I’m installing two sinks side-by-side with no vanity cabinet separating them (like in my master bathroom), then there isn’t much use for installing another outlet nearby since we won’t need anything plugged into it besides our sink faucets/shower heads/etc… However if we had installed sinks next to each other AND then also had some kind of storage unit behind those two sinks where someone could put their toiletries etc… We’d want somewhere close by where they could charge up their phone during their morning routine without having too walk alllll over again just so they could get ready!
Hopefully this article has helped you understand where outlets should be located in the bathroom. If you have any questions about this topic or any other building code issues, please contact us today!