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National Award
2007 Best
Universal Design

Lytle Construction, Inc.
Remodelers of Sacramento CA

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Industry Associations: CKBR NARI
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Cindy Lytle
Lytle Construction, Inc.
145 Otto Circle
Sacramento CA 95822
916-422-6639  916-422-7401

2007 Best Universal Design


This project consisted of remodeling a bathroom to accommodate the needs of a woman in a wheelchair, her husband, and caregiver. The home was custom built for them in 1968, before the wife was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. With the input of all concerned, it was determined that while the universal design recommendation of a roll-in shower would be followed, there would be no built-in shower seat, as a moveable seat better suited the needs of all involved. Another departure consisted of the way grab bars are placed in the toilet area, as they needed to be placed in a way that allowed the caregiver, husband, or daughter to assist the wife as easily as possible. A caregiver is required to help with many of life’s necessities, however, the woman can do many things herself: therefore it was important to design the lavatory area for her ease of use. As her left side is stronger than her right, a faucet with a lever control on the left was chosen. The homeowners were very pleased with the look, feel, durability and functionality of their new bathroom. Visually the space is appealing to the eye, matches the home’s existing aesthetics, and adds significantly to its resale value.