It is easy enough to talk about remodeling a bathroom to be handicap accessible, but it is quite another thing to actually do it. There are a lot of little details that can easily go overlooked. Here are three details you should be sure are covered in your handicapped bathroom remodeling design:
1. Toilet Height
The first think you have to consider when considering handicap bathroom remodel designs is the height of the toilet. How tall will it be from the floor to the seat rim? Typically, toilets are about fifteen inches tall. It can be difficult for handicapped people to lower themselves to that height, though, as well as to raise themselves up from it. Toilets must be taller in order to compensate for that. Continue reading “The Top Three Crucial Parts of Handicap Bathroom Design”
Bathrooms are small areas that make mobility nearly impossible, especially for individuals who already have trouble getting around. As a result, if you or someone you know has mobility issues, it is important to design a handicapped bathroom. There are several important ideas for bathroom remodeling to consider, as each one will help create a more handicap accessible bathroom.
– Raise the height of all the fixtures. One of the best ways to create a more handicap accessible bathroom is to raise the height of the sink and toilet. For example, many handicapped bathrooms have toilets that are 17-19 inches from the floor to the seat rim, while most standard toilets are Continue reading “Two Ways to Make Your Bathroom More Handicap Accessible”
As we age, it’s common to experience more difficulty in completing everyday tasks. A common daily tasks that becomes increasingly difficult with age involves bathing. Maintaining the proper balance while bathing, or when getting in and out of the shower/bathtub can often be a difficult, and sometimes dangerous process for elderly, and disabled individuals. With the possibility of slipping on a wet bathtub or shower surface lurking, specific handicapped bathroom remodel designs exist in order assist those who are worried about sustaining an injury while bathing, or simply make the their bathroom more accessible and efficient.
Due to the their typical cramped environment, bathrooms present specific challenges for those who use wheelchairs, walkers or have other mobility and/or balance issues. Cre Continue reading “Common Remodeling Ideas to Create an Accessible Bathroom for the Elderly or Disabled”