BATHROOM FIXTURE | An Architect Explains

A bathroom is defined as a room for personal hygiene, generally containing a bathtub or a shower. In the past, homes usually had separate bathrooms and toilets (WC). But nowadays, most homes have (ensuite) bathrooms which are attached to the bedrooms, and contain the three basic fixtures for personal hygiene – the wash basin, the toilet (WC) and the shower/bathtub. Other fixtures like bidet, dressing cabinet, storage shelves, etc may also be present.


As an Architect, I have realised that many of my clients and even some of the contractors are unaware that the bathroom fixtures and fittings should be installed at certain standard heights and positions. If they are not placed correctly, then they may be uncomfortable for the users.  You can read more about them in these posts:

For more information on Bathrooms, go to:

You can also get some useful ancient Indian Vastu guidelines for the design of bathrooms here:

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One thought on “BATHROOM FIXTURE | An Architect Explains

  • November 10, 2014 at 5:47 am

    It was a great reading on Sincerely appreciate the details mentioned there. I would like to request, if you can kindly let me know what is your recommended position of a tap on the shower panel (i.e. height from floor).
    Regards, Amit
    Hi Amit,
    The tap should be at a minimum height of 2’6″ from the floor and the control for the tap can be at 3’6″ from the floor upto a maximum of 4’6″. It’s your preference.

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