Safety Tips for Designing an Accessible Bathroom
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Bathrooms are rooms everyone should be able to use, so it should be designed for universal access. No matter the physical limitations a person may have, bathrooms should be designed for easy access and maneuvering. Designing a bathroom that accommodates those with limited mobility does not mean you have to sacrifice style for safety. So, if you are looking into designing an all-accessible bathroom, then you are in luck. You and your family can have the best of both worlds with some accessible bathroom design tips from Kingston.
Tip #1: Wide Doorway
Make sure that your doorways are at least 3 feet wide to ensure easy entry into the bathroom with a wheelchair or someone who needs assistance. Nothing is as frustrating than being stuck in the doorway when you need to use the bathroom. So make sure to build the doorway a little wider than normal and that nothing is blocking the door to ensure easy access for all. Invest in bathroom accessories that make using the door all the easier for you.
Tip #2: Open Vanity
Not all vanities are wheelchair accessible. Some traditional vanities have cabinets below the countertop for storage, but did you know that isn’t really wheelchair-friendly? It makes using the sink a little harder for those who do use a wheelchair on a daily basis. Make sure to invest in open vanities that have lots of knee space underneath and low enough for anyone who uses a wheelchair. Make sure to do your research and explore all of the open vanities options to see which one is best for your needs.
Tip #3: Shower Safety
When setting up your bathroom, it is best recommended that you invest in a shower rather than a bathtub because it is far easier to step into. So, what makes a shower accessible? If it is easy to enter and has easy to use features. Shower seats and adjustable shower heads that alter in height make perfect additions for anyone who wants or needs a conveniently accessible shower. Explore and research what accessories will help make your shower experience all the more comfortable for anyone with limited mobility.