Adding a bathroom to an existing home is a common remodeling project, and often the only place available is under a sloped ceiling. Not only will that space likely have a small footprint, but unless you are able to add a dormer to gain headroom, this project means building the bath with some serious limitations. Still, it’s possible to design a bathroom that is not only safe and comfortable to use, but also attractive enough to want in your home. By code, habitable spaces, hallways, basements, and bathrooms are required to have ceilings at least 7 ft. high. In rooms with sloped ceilings, up to half of the ceiling may be between 5 ft. and 7 ft. high, with the other half at least 7 ft. high. Bathrooms don’t have a minimum required size, but any portion of the room with ceilings lower than 5 ft. are not counted in the size of the room.
You must be a member to access this story.
Become a member today and get instant access to all Fine Homebuilding content!