The existing bathroom of
this home had a toilet and shower area that were extremely difficult to
navigate, especially as the client, at times, uses a walker to get
around. The jetted tub was totally inaccessible due to the high front
wall. The objective was to completely rework this bathroom to make it
wheelchair-friendly, should it be necessary to use one in the future.
With that in mind, the sinks were designed to allow for a wheelchair to
be used, the threshold of the shower is only 1/2” high, the shower has a
bench and handheld shower controls can be operated from a sitting
position. There is also an ironing board, light and outlet hidden in a
cabinet, barrier-free handles on all faucets, motion sensing lights for
hand-free entry, telescoping makeup mirror and a well placed hand-held
shower in the soaking tub. The design goal included the mandate that
this not look like a bathroom set up for special needs.