Accessible restroom improvement isn’t limited to people with impairments or aging adults confined to a wheelchair. Property owners remodeling their bathrooms require to re-evaluate style factors to consider to finest fit their requirements as they age in their home. Typical aspects of a restroom like damp shower tile and a low toilet can pose a risk to the elderly. However, setting up handicap showers or a handicap tub can change a space into an available, handicap restroom.
Picking aging-in-place designs can take full advantage of homeowners’ return-on-investment and prevent the inevitable requirement to install a handicap available shower later on. Prior to progressing on a restroom renovating job, think about these 5 concepts that will make your bathroom more available.
Laguna Kitchen and bath’s team evaluates each client’s particular needs and designs the bathroom with this in mind. A certified aging-in-place expert (CAPS) helps in the consideration and selection of available pieces. Our group will guarantee your brand-new restroom is aesthetically pleasing and practical, no matter who utilizes it.
Renovating a restroom with universal accessibility as the concern presents both design challenges and chances. Including a licensed aging-in-place professional to take cautious stock early in the preparation process of all intended users’ capabilities, preferences, and tastes. While universal design much better accommodates users in wheelchairs, it can make a bath more comfy for all users without sacrificing design.
Generous Measurements and Smart Fixture Positioning
The very first consideration when constructing a wheelchair available restroom is the dimensions to the bathroom door. A wheelchair available space should have a door with a minimum width of 32 inches. The Americans with Disabilities Act needs a 5-foot turning radius for a wheelchair. It’s also important to think about the positioning of components (toilet, shower, tub, sink) within the bathroom to make it maneuverable for an individual in a wheelchair.
The toilet needs to be positioned between 2 assistance bars 36 inches apart to make it simple to sit down and stand back up. A toilet seats 17 inches off the floor is the ideal height for someone in a wheelchair. If you need a handicap restroom with a wheelchair accessible shower or prepare for requiring one in the future, contact MetroBath today. CAPS will ensure your new restroom will include all the special features that make it more wheelchair available.
Curbless Shower Stall and Handicap Shower Bench
While developing a handicap shower, it’s crucial to make sure style flaws aren’t impediments that limit usage or need assistance from an able-bodied person. The handicap shower stall should be at least 5 feet wide by 3 feet deep. The shower must have no curb or, if inescapable, a rubber curb that a wheelchair can rollover. Furthermore, an in-shower bench is an easy way to make your bathroom more accessible. A bench supplies a secure surface for individual grooming and can enable individuals to rest if they feel disoriented or lightheaded while showering.
Hand-held Shower Head and Stability Grab Bar
A hand-held showerhead with a slider bar increases availability and permits people with impairments to maintain autonomy while bathing. Including a thermostat-controlled and pressure-balanced valve avoids individuals from inadvertently scalding themselves. A grab bar to help with stability while getting in and out of the shower is a simple installation that makes a bathroom more accessible. If you want to avoid a sterilized, institutional look, you can pick a colored grab bar that matches other accents in the restroom.
Add Clearance Underneath the Sink
A wheelchair-accessible sink requires at least 27 inches of clearance under the sink in order for the individual to roll up. If there isn’t any clearance under the sink then the person’s legs will run into the fixture and he or she will not be able to access the faucet. The top of the sink must be 32 to 34 inches off the floor. It’s also essential to keep in mind to hang the bathroom mirror low enough for a private in a wheelchair to see themselves. A restroom remodel is the perfect chance to fit the faucets on the side of the sink to make them easier to reach for a seated person.
Slip Resistant Tile Flooring
Selecting textured flooring in the restroom can assist prevent dangerous journeys, slips, and falls– particularly when the floor is wet. Grip-friendly mosaic tile is not just visually pleasing, but it offers numerous design possibilities that work with any style. Whether you pick small tiles or bigger tiles with lots of grout in between, a little texture can offer simply enough friction to prevent an unsafe slip.
Growing Old in your house Shouldn’t Be Difficult
People need to make conscious choices about their retirement years, particularly when choosing whether to stay in their house or relocate to a retirement community. People are increasingly picking to age in the convenience of their own home rather than handle the inconvenience of moving. It is more cost-effective for a customer to retrofit their home for aging than to move to an available center.
Metropolitan Bath & Tile devotes a special group to an accessible bathroom redesigning task. A bathroom needs to feel safe and trouble-free. Our certified aging-in-place specialists have been educated in the unique requirements of the older adult population, aging-in-place home modifications, common remodeling projects, and services to common barriers.
Accessible Bathroom Renovation
The Laguna kitchen and bath designers want to deal with every possible issue that could arise for an individual with a handicap. We will evaluate your area and budget and provide a range of alternatives for your bathroom renovating job, such as:
Wide clearance of pathways, entrances, shower openings to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers
In-law suite restrooms that keep your senior guests more secure when they’re sticking with you
Safe modifications in floor level
Reach and height requirements in accessible-living restrooms
Grab bars and built-in or fold-down seating
Barrier-free showers with no sill or obstruction
Faucets that are easy on/ easy off
Slip-resistant floor covering
Easy upkeep surface areas
Low open shelving vs high, deep cabinets
The Laguna Kitchen and Bath guarantee are to listen to our clients’ needs and maximize the existing space for the most accessible bathroom layout. A handicap-friendly bathroom should have the ability to accommodate seniors who need a greater level of security or an individual with physical disabilities who needs wheelchair accessibility. We can develop a high-quality restroom that will keep you independent for as long as possible and prevent mobility concerns for years to come.