How To Make A Handicap Accessible Shower

How To Make A Handicap Accessible Shower

How To Make A Handicap Accessible Shower

There are a lot of ways to make a bathroom better for those living with a handicap. One way a lot of people don’t think of is how you store and keep the cleaning supplies you use for your bathroom. Bathroom cleaning supplies must be stored in straightforward easy to reach locations, preferably in drawers that slide out in order that the supplies will be easily seen and reached. If family members including children, individuals with Alzheimer’s, people who’re very forgetful or have developmental disabilities, live in the home cautious thoughts ought to be given to the storage and safety of those products.

Another thing that is easy to do is add grab bars to your bathroom. Grab bars need to be 30 – 40 mm (1 ¼ – 1 ½ in.) in diameter and will have a non-slip surface. Grab bars have to be put into a wall with enough support (into studs or bolstered walls) to hold your weight. An area of 35 – 45 mm (1 3/8 – 1 5/8 in.) is beneficial between the grab bar and the wall, with ample clearance above the grab bar to can help someone hold it.

Roll-in showers are harder to install and use. We at Knoxville Walk-in Tubs suggest a shower and tub combo as it gives you the most options and allows you to have one bathroom the whole family could use if the home is smaller and not require a whole new bathroom put in. There are also issues related to roll-in showers from the remodeling side of things. The measurements of most present bathrooms limit the options from a bathtub to shower conversion. The nice things about our walk-in tubs and shower combos is they fit into the same space as a current bathtub would. So if you can work with one it will be a much easier transition to one of them then having to fully redo your bathroom top to bottom to add a roll in shower.

Barry Smith

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