In recent years, the concept of “universal design,” design for people with limited mobility, has become an important goal for both builders and product manufacturers. Accessible bathroom equipment has always been available, but the focus was on function rather than style.
Take a look at this bathroom. The strong design feel may distract you from the fact that it is designed to be wheelchair-friendly.
The sink has open space underneath it, providing the space to wheel a chair close and use it easily. The large floor space leaves plenty of room for manuvering. This is helped by the storage unit on casters, enabling it to be rolled out of the way when not needed.
The cupboard on the left wall is also extremely accessible. Everything inside could be reached from a seated position, and a mirror on the inside door allows for grooming.
The standard-height mirrors allow this room to function well from a standing position also, creating versatility for a multi-person household. Altogether, this bathroom combines the best of design elegance and functional accessibility.
If you plan to live in your home for a long time, you may want to consider designing a bathroom that is more accessible. In later years, you, family members or visitors may appreciate your thoughtfulness and foresight. Ask your salesperson for advice on attractive universal design options for your bath.
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