Aage-In-Place bathrooms.
skooltchr
June 11, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We live in a small house built in the late 50's. We want to re-do both bathrooms and make them age-in-place appropriate. Neither room is very big. Where to begin? We live in San Diego. Does anyone have any recommendations? Also, do we have to have a bathtub in one of the rooms, or can we just go with 2 showers? (We plan on staying in the house until it is no longer possible, then passing it on to our children)
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
If possible widen all of your doors to 36".........This is what you would need if you ever are in a wheelchair......

I don't think that you will need a tub.........Ideally you should have at least one shower that you can roll your wheelchair into.

You might want to post a floor plan of your house......Maybe there are options that you are not thinking of .........and you may get some great advice if you post the floor plan.......
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Curt D'Onofrio
Have at least one bathroom converted to a wet room. In these wet rooms there is no step over, so no matter the age of people (young and old alike) they can still be used. The idea is this : People in general "see" themselves as being self sufficient. To help them (me) someone needs to make bathrooms really really really easy to use then a persons' dignity is prolonged
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skooltchr
Thanks, guys. Here is a little more info. Our front bathroom is 5'x8' with toilet, sink, and tub plumbing all on 1 wall.
The "master bath" (if you can call it that) is 4'x8' with a dinky stall shower on 1 end, and a sink and toilet on the same long wall as the shower fixtures.

I want to install pocket doors in both bathrooms, and reverse the sink and toilet placement in the front bathroom.
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skooltchr
I have also added a few pics of the smaller bathroom. As you can see, I don't have a lot of space to work with, and I am at my wits end.
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skooltchr
Here are a few more shots of the small bathroom. Don't even get me started on the disgusting shower, water-damaged floor, and wall. The area to the right of the shower stall is actually a very small closet that opens into the bedroom. I'd like to take it out and expand the shower. It would add about 15" to the shower space. Not a lot, but every little bit helps. I Aldo want niches wherever possible in both bathrooms to help with storage.
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