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Renovation Ideas to Make Your Bathroom More Accessible

Renovation Ideas to Make Your Bathroom More Accessible

As a company that believes in providing the best possible service to any and all customers, Rebuilding Michigan understands and values the importance of renovating home spaces to meet all customer needs. We care about our customers and demonstrate this by providing high quality and affordable home renovation work.  One priority for home renovations is to make bathrooms more accessible to individuals with disabilities, those with mobility issues and those who are aging and want to maintain their independence. We are always excited to share renovation ideas to make your bathroom more accessible.

Tips to Make Your Bathroom More Accessible

  1. Location of the Bathroom Door – A good starting point for a bathroom renovation is the entry point, the bathroom door.  For a bathroom to be considered wheelchair-accessible, the width of the door opening must be at least 32 inches and the bathroom itself must accommodate a wheelchair turning radius of five feet.  With these two factors in mind, we can also address other issues related to creating a more accessible bathroom.
  2. Location of the toilet, sink, and shower –  The overall size of the bathroom will help to determine the limitations of the placement of bathroom fixtures.  For example, the toilet should have support bars on either side of it, and these should be placed thirty-six inches apart.  If the bathroom is wheelchair-accessible, the toilet should be seventeen inches off the floor.
  3. Think about the setup of the shower – Even if the renovation is being done for someone who is not in a wheelchair, you may decide to install a new shower stall that can accommodate a wheelchair.  Curbless shower stalls automatically increase overall bathroom accessibility, and they can be combined with a shower bench and a stability bar for added safety.
  4. Raise the height of the bathroom sink – For wheelchair accessibility, sink height should be at least twenty-seven inches.  These dimensions will require that the installation of faucets and bathroom mirror be located for convenient reach and use.  Many bathroom floors have limited surface area, but they can almost always accommodate adjustments in height, which increases the creativity of bathroom renovation ideas.
  5. Flooring should be slip-resistant – Slip-resistant flooring can benefit everyone, but it is a must for people with mobility issues.  The slip-resistant flooring options we offer are almost unlimited in their esthetic appeal.

Bathroom Remodeling Contractor in Michigan

Rebuilding Michigan enjoys working closely with our customers to develop creative and unique solutions for bathroom renovations that are both practical and reflective of your personality and needs.  If you are considering a bathroom remodeling project, we would be happy to help you take the next step toward your goal.  Call us at (800) 786-0100 for more information.

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