As a homeowner, you may want everyone in your house and guests to feel comfortable and accommodated. When you furnished and decorated each room, you may have thought about your family's needs and what guests might appreciate in the guest bedroom. One way to make your home even more accommodating is by making your bathroom more handicap accessible.
While you can make small changes on your own, you can also hire a remodeling company to work on more substantial projects that make a noticeable difference.
When your family gets ready for school, work, or errands, you may notice that they take showers on most occasions. Also, overnight guests are more likely to take a shower than a bath to clean up and get ready for the following day. A worthwhile remodeling project is to add built-in seating to your existing shower to allow anyone to sit down while taking a shower.
The location, material, and dimensions are important details to consider with this project. Both the front and back of the shower can work well. However, you may want to prioritize the front of the shower because handheld shower attachments will be within quick and easy reach.
Stone and tile are a couple of common seat materials. Meshing the seat with the shower's overall style is an excellent option. Since most materials will be pretty hard to sit on, you can add waterproof cushions later to ensure that anyone sitting down will feel comfortable.
A large shower allows you to put in a big seat for maximum comfort and flexibility. Ideally, you want any guest or anyone in your family to be able to sit down without issues. Bathroom remodelers will help you figure out the minimum dimensions, and then you can go from there.
Another important feature of your family bathroom is the sink. For instance, you want all guests and family members to feel confident about washing their hands. An easy solution is to replace your existing sink and vanity with one compliant with ADA requirements. For instance, you will need to install a sink at a maximum of 34 inches from the floor.
Other details include knee space, toe space, and overall clearance that must be considered to ensure you comply entirely with the ADA. Professional remodelers will be familiar with these requirements and come up with a design that accommodates them.
Get help with a bathroom remodel service to make your family bathroom more handicap accessible.