3 Bathroom Remodeling Ideas That Will Make Your Bathroom More Accessible

Remodeling your bathroom to become accessible is not limited to the elderly and people with disabilities. Bathroom renovation is for everyone who knows how to re-assess where they are in life and their needs at home, as well as what they might need in the future. 

There are multiple ways on how you can make your bathroom accessible to anyone, here are 3 tips you can use when consulting with the professionals:

Generous Dimensions and Smart Fixture Placement

When building an accessible bathroom, the first consideration is the dimensions, wherein a wheelchair will be able to pass through and move inside without difficulty.

A wheelchair-accessible bathroom is required to have at least 60” (152.5 cm) diameter turning circle or a T-shaped turning space located within a 60” (152.5 cm) square with a minimum of 36” (91.4 cm) wide arms while the doors should have a width of 32” (81.3 cm).

For the fixtures, accessible bathroom toilets should be placed in between two support bars that are 36 inches apart to make sitting down and standing back up easier. 

Open Space Underneath the Sink

Normally, bathroom sinks are those that come with cabinets underneath and above the sink. But with accessible bathrooms, a bathroom vanity should have a clearance beneath it for a wheelchair to fit. ADA compliant sinks should have a knee clearance below of 27 inches high and be at a minimum 32 inches wide by 11-25 inches deep.

Low bathroom mirrors and easily side faucets are also a plus so a seated individual can see themselves and reach the faucets with ease. 

Hand-held Shower Head and Stability Grab Bar

Installing hand-held showerheads and stability grab bars are one way of making the bathroom a safe place for everyone. They increase an individual’s ability to move alone while showering. In the same way, the grab bars help in mobility.

There are lots of stability grab bar choices you can find in the market that can also suit the aesthetics of your bathroom, just make sure that they fall under the safety standards and guidelines for the elderly and handicapped.

If you need to have your bathroom remodeled, The LaRocque Group is here to assist you. Send us a message today and let us guide you, from start to finish.