Typical shower dimensions

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Typical shower dimensions
The impact of a bathroom design often depends on the size and quality of the shower. (shower image by Adkok from Fotolia.com)

When remodelling your bathroom, knowing the typical shower dimensions makes planning and executing your new designs much easier. Implementing basic shower dimensions keeps your budget under control, helps maintain safety requirements and ensures a comfortable bathroom.

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Typical dimensions

The typical shower stall is 90 cm (36 inches) wide by 90 cm (36 inches) deep. Other common dimensions are 90 cm by 105 cm (36 inches by 42 inches) and 90 cm by 120 cm (36 inches by 48 inches). For smaller bathrooms, a shower stall measuring 90 cm by 90 cm (30 inches by 30 inches) combines function with space-saving design.

Larger models

People considering larger, luxury-style showers should investigate speciality bathroom shops, which carry models measuring 120 cm by 240 cm (48 inches by 96 inches) or 180 cm by 180 cm (72 inches by 72 inches). Showers designed for two people usually measure 130 cm by 150 cm (52 inches by 60 inches).


In addition to shower size, you need to ensure a 75 cm (30 inch) clearance for a standard sized swinging door. You will also need to maintain a distance of 80 cm (32 inches) between all major bathroom fixtures to ensure disabled access.

Taps and fixtures

Typical rough-in dimensions include measurements for not only the shower stall, but also parts like faucets and fixtures. Measurements can vary according to your personal preference. Typically shower heads rise 162.5 cm to 190 cm (65 to 76 inches) above the floor and tap fixtures rise 115 cm (46 inches).

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