U-shaped kitchens with parallel approach at range or cooktop to have min. clear width of 60”
CBC 1133A.2.1

U-shaped kitchens with cooktop or sink located at base of U w/ 30” wide knee space to a height of 27” AFF to allow forward approach, to have a clear width of 48”.
CBC 1133A.2.1

All other kitchen designs to provide a minimum clear width of 48”.
CBC 1133A.2.1.3

1.     30” wide counter top for sink installation with removable base cabinet and finish flooring beneath sink.

2.     30” wide counter top workspace

3.     30”x48” clear space adjacent to range or cooktop to allow parallel approach.

4.     30”x48” either parallel approach at oven, dishwasher, trash compactor or refrigerator.
CBC 1133A.4

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2 Responses to Kitchens

  1. Janet Jarecki says:

    I have a question when it comes to the ADA Sink Requirements for Knee Space. I realize that the Knee Space Requirements are stricter under the California Guidelines than the ADA Guidelines. I am trying to determine if the California Guidelines ONLY apply to restrooms? Or do these also apply to other areas with sinks, such as break rooms, coffee stations, medical exam rooms, etc. I cannot find any definitive list to where the California Guidelines apply. All of the documentation seems to point to restrooms.

    • Dwight Ashdown says:

      Essentially lavatories and sinks have the same requirements – per CBC 11B-606 Lavatories and Sinks… Typically in break rooms, we use 6″ deep sinks, to meet the CBC accessibility requirements.

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