Need ideas for ADA bathroom with some style. Approx. dimensions 8x8 not including vanity area.
April 13, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Mom uses a walker and needs assistance in the shower.
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I am sending over two Houzzers who can give you great advice on this subject - search Universal Design
April 13, 2013 at 11:42am     
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And your local office for the aging to find locals who do these modifications routinely.
April 13, 2013 at 11:58am     
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Tisdale Home Solutions, LLC
can you post a layout of the existing area?
April 13, 2013 at 12:47pm     
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Greetings, 2reeds. I have been interested in Universal Design for some time, now. I have collected some of the ideas I have posted and that others have posted on Design Dilemmas such as yours.
Please take from this whatever is helpful. Best wishes.

Universal Design and Handicap Access

1.) Go to Houzz Ideabooks and enter "Universal Design" in the search box.
2.) Go to
3.) Go to Houzz Design Dilemma and enter "handicapped" in the search box

Universal Design
2.) specializes in Universal Design

Handicap Access
1.) The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) site has specific measurements for wheelchair turning radius, placement of grab bars, everything.

2.) ADA Ramps : ADA Code 4.8
[Thanks to Houzz contributor S. Thomas Kutch for finding this.]

1.) For decorative grab bars that do not look institutional, look at
[Thanks to Houzz contributor Sense of Space for link]

2.) Commercial Bathroom Handicap Guidelines ixzz2Og8QNIff

3.) Here are some Houzz Ideabooks about Universal Design in bathrooms:
741559 The No-Threshold Shower: Accessibility with Style
1562246 Houzzers Say: Dream Features for the Bath and Closet
1061289 Bathroom Safety Features that Support Your Style
2504909 Doorless Showers Open a World of Possibilities
4492518 How to Design and Accessible Shower
2507115 Houzz Tour: Universal Design in a San Francisco Home
5008400 Make a Powder Room Accessible with Universal Design

1.) America's National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
2.) for Guidelines for rules for accessibility in kitchens and baths
3.) National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enter "Universal Design" in the search box.
April 14, 2013 at 10:23am     
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Thanks eztia. What a wealth of information.
April 14, 2013 at 11:49am   
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@2reeds. I am happy this collection is helpful to you. :)
April 14, 2013 at 12:50pm   
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