Top Three Things to Include in an Accessible Bathroom

WE ARE OFTEN ASKED “WHAT MAKES A BATHROOM ACCESSIBLE?”. WELL ACCESSIBILITY LOOKS DIFFERENT FOR EVERY PERSON, BUT WE DO HAVE SOME BASIC GUIDELINES THAT WE LIKE TO INCORPORATE INTO ALL OF OUR BATHROOM PROJECTS. HERE ARE OUR BASIC ACCESSIBILITY SUGGESTIONS…


floating vanity


HAVING A PLACE TO EASILY WASH YOUR HANDS AND FACE IS A FEATURE THAT SHOULD NEVER BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED. FOR WHAT MAY SEEM LIKE A LUXURY TO SOME, IS A NECESSITY FOR OTHERS. FLOATING VANITIES ARE A GREAT WAY TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS ENOUGH CLEARANCE TO ROLL UNDER THE SINK TO GET GOOD AND SAFE ACCESS TO THE FULL SINK. AS SOMEONE WHO USES A WHEELCHAIR, OF COURSE I HAVE LEARNED TO MAKE DO WITH PULLING TO THE SIDE OF A SINK TO WASH MY HANDS AND FACE, BUT IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO GET FULLY CLEAN AND IS NOT A WAY I WOULD WANT TO LIVE IN MY HOME.


THE DOWNSIDE TO FLOATING VANITIES IS THE LACK OF STORAGE. IF YOU ARE TO IMPLEMENT THIS INTO YOUR DESIGN PLAN, BE SURE TO HAVE A SEPARATE SPOT FOR YOUR BATHROOM PRODUCTS. THIS CAN TAKE SOME CREATIVITY BUT IS TOTALLY ACHIEVABLE.

roll in shower


THIS IS THE BIG ONE. WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO CALL IT:

ROLL IN SHOWER / CURB LESS SHOWER / ZERO ENTRY SHOWER / BARRIER FREE SHOWER

IT CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PERSON BEING ABLE TO SHOWER OR LIVE INDEPENDENTLY OR NEEDING ASSISTANCE. THAT IS A BIG DIFFERENCE! THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF SHOWER CHAIRS AND EVERYONE HAS THEIR PREFERENCE BUT WHAT EVERYONE (INCLUDING ABLE-BODIED PEOPLE) CAN BENEFIT FROM IS A SHOWER WITH NO LIP, STEP, OR BASIN. HAVING A SMOOTH TRANSITION TO ROLL IN AND OUT OF THE SHOWER FREELY OPENS UP SO MANY SAFE TRANSFER OPTIONS.


IF YOU ARE UNDERGOING A BATHROOM REMODEL THIS CAN BE AN EASY ADDITION. ASK YOUR CONTRACTOR HOW TO ACHIEVE A ROLL IN SHOWER. THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DO IT DEPENDING ON THE AGE OF YOUR HOME AND THE FOUNDATION, BUT WE PROMISE YOU THAT IT WILL ONLY INCREASE YOUR HOME VALUE. PEOPLE ARE MORE AWARE NOW THAN EVER ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY OPTIONS IN THE HOME. WHETHER THAT IS FOR THEMSELVES, A FRIEND OR RELATIVE, OR THEY ARE THINKING AHEAD AND WANTING TO AGE IN PLACE. ROLL IN SHOWERS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND REMOVE A LOT OF BARRIERS FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.



hand held shower head


A LOT OF TIMES HANDHELD SHOWERS GET OVER LOOKED DURING A BATHROOM DESIGN. THEY INCREASE THE VERSATILITY OF A BATHROOM BY 1000 IN OUR OPINION AND ARE SO CONVENIENT FOR EVERYBODY THAT WE ARE ON A MISSION TO PUT A HAND SHOWER IN EVERY SHOWER IN AMERICA. THE ABILITY TO DIRECT WATER WHERE AND WHEN YOU NEED IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS AND IF A PERSON CAN NOT MOVE THEIR BODY TO GET THE WATER WHERE THEY NEED IT, THEY NEED TO MOVE THE WATER TO WHERE THEY NEED IT.

HAND HELD SHOWER HEADS ARE ALSO GREAT FOR CLEANING SHOWERS.


IT IS SUCH AN EASY WAY TO SPRAY DOWN THE SHOWER WALLS AND FLOORS. IT IS ALSO GREAT FOR SMALL KIDS, WASHING PETS, AND FOR THOSE DAYS WHERE YOU ARE NOT LOOKING TO WASH YOUR HAIR (A LOT OF WOMEN KNOW THIS STRUGGLE). ITS IS A WIN, WIN, WIN IN OUR EYES AND SOMETHING TO ADD INTO EVERY BATHROOM IMMEDIATELY.