Q Tip – Bathroom Door Placement & Swing


Bathroom Door Swing

Placement:  When designing a home or business, be sure to place bathroom doors in a location that opens to a hall, corridor, or other private/ circulation space.  Never design a bathroom door that opens into a living room, dining room, or other entertaining space.  Bathroom doors visible from entertaining space makes using the bathroom awkward, and left open can be rather unsightly.

Swing:  Try to design the door placement and swing so that the door must be fully open before offering a view of the toilet.  This allows for reaction time in the event of an accidental intrusion, and allows for doors to be left open or partly open without offering a view of the toilet.