Need a Universal Design bathroom for husband with MS in wheelchair
July 19, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have a colonial with a small bathroom and two closets...need to make a larger bathroom so he can independently function...right now I have to shower him. The right space and design will allow him to use a shower chair, and safely care for his needs. Also major safety issues. His chair does not fit into bathroom so he has to transition out...often falls and requires police to help him up.
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dalma darling
I'm sorry to hear about your husband's health. He most definitely needs a safe place to bathe. There are so many contractors and designers specifically working to create bathrooms that are handicap accessible.
October 18, 2013 at 4:14pm   
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Sorry to hear of your Husbands health. Do you have a floor plan or pics of your current set up?
October 18, 2013 at 5:35pm   
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October 18, 2013 at 5:37pm   
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Here are some places to look for more ideas and information.
Please take from this whatever is helpful. Best wishes.

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, angle of ramps, handrails, everything.
2.) ADA Ramps: ADA Code 4.8

1.) Consult with a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist. You can find one through the website.
2.) Go to Houzz Professionals and contact Brickwood Builders. They are Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists. (For you other Houzz Professionals who are CAPS, please add your name to this list!)
October 18, 2013 at 6:42pm   
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