In the case of a bathroom with an out-swinging door, can the ~2″ of floor space between the door frame and the face of the door be counted as part of the 60″ turning space? I cannot find a definition that limits the turning space to the wall surfaces. This case could apply to a particularly tight area that is already built.

— Maria G.

ANSWER: The quick answer is yes.  As long as the circular turning space is clear you can use whatever space is available.


– Brad

Brad Gaskins