Restoring independence meant restored dignity for our homeowner. We improved accessibility without making the bathroom look institutional. We call it a success!
So very dated and yet in pristine condition, this bathroom, located in a home in a very affluent neighborhood, was the only bathroom on the main floor. The homeowner’s needs had changed to the point of his mobility being restricted to use of a motorized chair. The need for an accessible bathroom on the main level of their home was rather immediate. The bathroom measures just 8.75 ft by 7.5 ft. The primary purpose of the remodel was to improve accessibility. Accomplishing this goal, however, would also have to meet the goal of not looking institutional. The homeowners have collected art and décor and wished to have an upscale, accessible bathroom. The obvious challenge of this bathroom was the small footprint, so to combat this we created a wet room. The new shower area features an overhead showerhead with a diverter valve and handheld shower near the fold-down bench seat. There is a grab bar to the right of the toilet and a tissue holder/grab bar combo on the other side. The lower half of all shower walls and both sides of the short wall are sheeted with plywood in preparation for any additional grab bar needs. With all of the added accessibility, there was no skimping on style with the floor-to-ceiling tile in the shower, matching mosaic flooring, and stylish niches and accent tile in a horizontal stripe. A roll-under vanity allows full access to the sink, next to a linen cabinet equipped with roll-out trays for storage that is easy to reach from standing or sitting. The vanity has a quartz top with an undermount sink for style and durability. Restoring independence meant restored dignity for our homeowner who can now bathe alone in this upscale, accessible bathroom!