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Pretty ADA Bathroom

Pretty ADA Bathroom

 

Wheelchair accessible doesn’t have to mean ugly.

 This Bathroom had to be pretty but it NEEDED to be safe. The mom in this home is a wheelchair user and needed a better shower and dressing experience. She didn’t want the bathroom to look steril and cold like a hospital either.

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FUNCTION: The first thing we did was install a pocket door, she said it is a lot easier to maneuver than a swing door. "Especially when you have to pee."
FUNCTION: She also needed discreet storage next to the toilet. Normally you would have a cabinet under the sink but she needed to be able to drive up to the sink, so we had a triangle storage cabinet made to fit into that spot, its perfect because it has functions for both sides. One side has closed and open storage, the other side has a hook for a hand towel.

FEATURE: The bathroom was enlarged and a custom shower installed to accommodate showering for a special needs person. She also needed a way to bathe her large service dog. This is one reason we installed a hand held shower head at 30" near the benches. 
A glass shower wall and door modernizes the look. 
FEATURE: Teak was used in this shower to add a warm seat compared with tile. It is also a functional material to use on the floorboards since teak can handle the water. It provides a flush entry that makes it easier to get into since there is no step and the slats allowed water to drain underneath.

FEATURE: We were able to give her a drive-up vanity for putting on make-up and some storage for a bit of clothing. This allows her to get ready all in one place.

FEATURE: We were able to give her a drive-up vanity for putting on make-up and some storage for a bit of clothing. This allows her to get ready all in one place.

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This bathroom features a lot to like and is ADA accessible. 
- Regular shower head and hand held, with grab bars.
- Storage by the toilet without taking up too much footprint.
- Drive-up sink and vanity.
- Storage for some clothes and linens so getting dressed can be done all in one place.
- A full wall mirror on the back wall.

There is also a french door,  This allows a lot of natural light to flood the space, and it leads to a small private sitting area, perfect for morning coffee.