Interior Design

Bathroom Accessories: Placement and Measurements

Bathroom accessories are usually placed last when remodeling or building a new home. Additionally, it’s simple to make mistakes in this region, which can lead to expensive damage to other finishes and tile work.

Make sure everything fits into the bathroom layout and adhere to the usual criteria to get it properly the first time. Standard installation heights are frequently guidelines rather than strict regulations. 

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Towel Bars

Towel bars and other towel accessories ought to be placed handy next to every sink and bathroom fixture as a general rule. Bars should be as long as possible, which works best on the bathroom’s longest wall. Compared to towel bars, towels, and robe hooks fit on short walls more readily and can be used singly or in groups.

As a standard, towel bars should be 42 to 48 inches above the ground. Hotel-style towel racks, situated above toilets and with towel bars and a top shelf, ought to be at least 48 inches above the ground. A towel hook’s proper height is 70 inches above the ground. There should be at least nine inches between each hook. The minimum length of towel rings is 20 inches.

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In the bathroom, robe hook heights should be between 55 and 70 inches above the floor.


Depending on the kind of mirror, installation heights for mirrors vary. Given the location of the bathroom mirror, it should be seriously looked upon.

The mirror’s ideal placement is between 130 and 250 mm above the washbasin or basin. Make sure the majority of users can see it, and adapt as necessary to meet local requirements.

Measured to the bottom border of the mirror, they should be installed, roughly, 38 to 42 inches above the finished floor. 

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Vanity countertops and sinks are usually the focal point of a mirror; however, this can change depending on the design of the bathroom and the size of the mirror. It is suggested that public restrooms feature a minimum of one full-length mirror.

Shower Niche Height

The comfort height for the shower niches is between 48” to 60”. In addition to that the knowledgeable person takes into consideration the starting and ending point of the tiles to make it look cleaner and camouflaged. The dimensioning varies based on comfort as we go more into the customization of the bathroom. 

The more one goes into customization of the space the more we go for comfort over luxury. The usage and the way matter alongside the visuality and appeal of the whole at last. 

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Wall cabinets 

Ideally the bathroom cabinets are at 54 inches from the finished floor level with some clearance of 18 inches from the finished floor. Although, the height can vary after the clearance the standard is 54”.

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The standards for toilet heights say that the wall-mounted toilet should be between 15 to 19 inches from the finished floor level. 

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In addition to the toilet height, the toilet should have had a bar to grab while using one. Each toilet requires a grab bar that is at least 42 inches long and mounted horizontally on the side wall nearest the toilet; it should be no more than 12 inches from the rear wall.

In addition, the rear wall should feature a 36-inch grab bar centered over the toilet tank. A 24-inch grab bar is acceptable if room is limited.

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Vanity/ Cabinet Lights Height

The height so that light is equally distributed in and around the vanity and cabinet should be between 75 to 80 inches from the finished floor level. 

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Toilet Paper Holder Height

The toilet paper holder should be mounted 26 inches above the floor, according to guidelines. 

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Soap Dispenser Height 

Installing soap dishes requires placing them between 44 and 48 inches above the finished floor and away from the shower spray. Installing a soap dispenser above the floor requires it to be 40 inches or higher at the very most. The push button on the dispenser should be no higher than 44 inches from the ground.

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