Rate Your Bath

Answer these questions from the National Kitchen & Bath Association to find out just how functional, safe, fashionable your present bathroom is -- or isn't!

  • Is the showerhead at a comfortable height for all users? 
  • Is the shower safe (no slip floor, grab bars, bench seat, temperature control faucets)? 
  • Is the bathtub safe (easy to get into, faucets within reach, no slip bottom, grab bars)? 
  • Is the lavatory at a comfortable height to wash your face (34’’-36’’ high)? 
  • Is the toilet in a good location (i.e. away from swinging doors)? 
  • Is the toilet at a comfort height? 
  • Are all the fixtures an attractive color? 
  • Are all fixtures easy to clean? 
  • Are shower doors tempered safety glass? 
Storage Systems
  • Is the cabinet door style and color up-to-date? 
  • Is the existing cabinet finish in good shape? 
  • Is there enough storage space for grooming equipment? 
  • Do cabinets include well-organized storage systems? 
  • Is there a convenient spot for soaps and shampoos in the shower and tub area? 
  • Are there enough towel bars?
  • Is there space for towel storage in or near the bathroom?
Mechanical Elements
  • Is there an efficient ventilation system in the room? 
  • Is the bathroom comfortably warm in the morning and after a shower or bath? 
  • Is there adequate lighting in the right places for your bathroom activities (shaving, makeup application, reading)? 
  • Are all the electrical outlets protected with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters to prevent electrical shock? 
  • Are plumbing pipes free from leaks?
Major Surfaces 
  • Are all the surfaces easy to keep clean? 
  • Does the room look pretty to family members and guests? 
  • Are the walls in the shower and or tub free from mildew or dry rot damage? 
Room Orientation 
  • Is the existing bathroom big enough? 
  • Does the bathroom relate to adjacent rooms the way you would like? 
  • Can two people use the bathroom comfortably and conveniently at the same time? 
  • Do entry closets or cabinets doors interrupt walkways or block fixture use? 
If you answer No more than Yes, you need a new bathroom! 
Take the first step and contact a designer at Sonoma Kitchen & Bath to ensure a successful project. We are kitchen and bath designers and subscribe to a strict Code of Conduct. Bring this evaluation with you, and a specialist will help you use your No answers to make planning decisions regarding room shape and size, fixture and material selection as well as mechanical specifications. 
For an appointment with one of our designers call 707-526-3535.