Incorporating universal design bathroom features into your home makes your bathroom more accessible for everyone, from senior family members to visitors to your home with or without disabilities. Following are some of the top features that can easily be incorporated into your design.
- Lever door handles. Swing doors with handles are easier to open for those with arthritis and limited dexterity than knobs or latches.
- ADA compliant vanities. Wheelchair users can easily move close to fixtures when vanities have slanted fronts. The cover also protects users from being burned on hot pipes.
- Vessel sinks. The open space beneath the countertop created by a vessel sink provides leg room for wheelchair users. You should consider the height of the countertop to ensure it is most suitable for users including small children.
- Comfort-height toilets. A comfort-height toilet tends to be around two inches higher than standard making it easier for wheelchair users to make the transition.
- LUXE Linear Drains. By eliminating the need for a barrier separating the shower from the rest of the bathroom, those in wheelchairs can more easily access the bathing area. Linear drains are also beneficial to those using walkers, and individuals who need the support of a caregiver.
If you are interested in incorporating a liner drain into the design of your bathroom to provide universal access, give us a call here at LUXE Linear Drains at 877-398-8110.