Bathrooms with accessibility features give mature adults and those with limited mobility the ability to navigate their spaces comfortably and safely. Wheelchair and walker-accessible bathroom designs are more functional and beautiful than ever before.
Here, we provide an overview of Re-Bath’s features and remodeling services to make your bathroom wheelchair accessible.
What Is an Accessible Bathroom?
Accessible bathrooms are safe for people of all ages, from young children to older adults. They contain various safety features to help individuals with limited mobility move throughout their space and easily access the sink, toilet, and tub or shower. An accessible bathroom model can make a positive impact for you and your loved ones, helping you remain as independent as possible in your own home.
What Does it Mean to be ADA-Compliant?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides specific guidelines to make bathrooms and other spaces accessible to people with disabilities. ADA Standards for Accessible Design generally apply to commercial buildings and other public space which are required by law to conform to highly-specific requirements.
However, because these standards are the best practices for accessibility, Re-Bath offers ADA-compliant wheelchair accessible bathroom remodeling for private homes. When you choose Re-Bath, you have peace of mind knowing our ADA-compliant aging and accessibility solutions are beneficial for people of all ages and abilities.
Handicap Accessible Bathroom Remodeling Features
A wide range of remodeling options and products are available to make your bathroom wheelchair accessible. Some can be installed on existing surfaces, while others may require structural changes to your space.
Walk-in bathtubs offer wide doors that swing inward or outward, allowing bathers to easily slide into the tub. They eliminate the need to lift your legs over the side to enter and exit. They reduce stress and strain on the body to make bathing enjoyable and relaxing. Re-Bath walk-in tubs are beautiful, comfortable, and functional. They include heated pads, jets, and your choice of brushed or chrome fixtures.
Low Threshold Shower Bases
You can also convert an existing tub to a shower, or customize your shower to make it wheelchair and handicap-accessible. Low threshold shower bases make it easier to enter and exit the shower for those with limited mobility. Re-Bath shower bases are also slip-resistant to help prevent falls. Our non-porous finishes are easy to clean and always retain their beautiful shine.
Built-In Shower Benches
Portable shower benches are a temporary solution for individuals who sit while bathing. But these can shift and tip over during use which can lead to accidents and injuries.
Re-Bath offers permanent shower benches that blend in seamlessly with shower surrounds for a custom look. These include corner seats and wall-to-wall benches in several attractive finishes. Individuals who utilize wheelchairs or walkers can shift over to these seating features for safe and convenient showering.
If you use a wheelchair or find it challenging to lower your body to access a standard toilet, you may find a chair-height toilet more accessible and comfortable. Re-Bath’s TOTO Aquia IV Elongated toilet has a sleek, classic design that will fit in perfectly with your accessible bathroom remodel.
Grab bars offer support as you enter and exit your tub or shower. Re-Bath grab bars meet ADA-design requirements and come in a range of styles and finishes to suit your style and complete your accessible bathroom remodel.
Slip Resistant Technology
Bathrooms are a common locations for falls for people of all ages, but particularly among older adults. It is especially important for individuals with mobility challenges and disabilities to take steps to prevent falls and fall-related injuries. Re-Bath’s exclusive slip-resistant technology for shower bases, standard tubs, and walk-tubs allows you to access and utilize your bath and shower with confidence.
What Bathroom Aging and Accessibility Features Are Right for Me?
Ultimately, the features and products you choose for your accessible bathroom remodel depend on your specific mobility concerns and challenges. It’s often helpful to consult your healthcare provider for guidance in this regard. Re-Bath offers solutions tailored to meet your individual needs today, tomorrow—and in the years to come.
Safety Tips To Make Your Bathroom More Accessible
In addition to the features mentioned above, there are additional steps you can take to make your bathroom safer and more accessible.
- Remove tripping hazards like clothing, rugs, and bathroom mats that make it difficult to move around with a walker or wheelchair.
- Lower the sink to a level that is easily reached while seated.
- Install safety rails next to the toilet to help you sit, stand, and shift from your wheelchair to the toilet.
- Lower outlets and light switches to make them easier to access while seated.
- Add more lighting to brighten up the space and improve visibility, especially in windowless spaces.
In some cases, it may be necessary to widen bathroom doors for wheelchair access. Doors for straight-entry bathrooms must be at least 32 inches wide, or 36 inches wide to accommodate a turning wheelchair. Doors that open outward and pocket doors are good options when redesigning a bathroom for accessibility.
I’m Ready to Make My Bathroom Safer. What’s the First Step?
If you are considering an accessible bathroom remodel, getting inspired is the first step. Visit Re-Bath’s online design gallery for photos of aging and accessibility bathroom solutions. From there, schedule an in-home consolation with a Re-Bath design consultant.
During this consultation, your designer views and measures the space and discusses your needs and wants. We bring samples of different materials and a look-book containing all the finishes and colors we offer based on our four design styles: traditional, transitional, rustic, and contemporary.
We provide a no-obligation quote based on the products and services you request. Once you give us the green light, it’s time to start your professional installation. From replacement of your new fixtures and materials to plumbing and electrical, we handle nearly every detail.
Re-Bath is the Only Choice for Your Accessible Bathroom Remodel
There are so many reasons to trust Re-Bath with your accessible bathroom remodel. Our licensed and insured teams complete your installation using the highest quality materials and finishes. Our products are designed to be durable, beautiful, and easy-to-clean and maintain. A beautiful bathroom doesn’t have to be high-maintenance!
Since 1991 we have remodeled more than 1 million bathrooms and earned an impressive 4.5-star rating from customers just like you. Call 800-216-8526 or connect online to schedule a free design consultation today.