ventilation and electrical requirements for a half bath
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Ventilation and Electrical Requirements

Current codes require either an operable window or an exhaust vent in every bathroom to properly ventilate the space. Also, electrical outlets will need to be installed on a GFI circuit, which provides extra protection against shock in wet areas of the home. These requirements are a consideration for older homes that may not have up-to-code electrical or ventilation systems.

Shown: A ceiling ventilation fan ensures this bath is comfortable and up to code. Several companies, including Broan-NuTone, offer combination light/fans that can come in handy in a small bath.
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