Need help remodeling my shower and bath
October 8, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Want to make what is now the shower into a storage area with some shelfs. This area is 30" wide and 38" deep. What is now the bath, we want to make into a walk in shower with a very little step over. Our elderly mom/mother-in-law is moving in and we need something that is good and safe for her but is also pretty. The bath area is 70" wide, 37" deep and 9' from floor to ceiling. Some of the pictures I have saved have things I like but want to pull it all together.
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what are the dimensions of the rest of the room?
October 8, 2013 at 5:52pm   
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A floor plan and other views of the bathroom would be helpful.
October 8, 2013 at 6:23pm   
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low- or no-curb showers are something most contractors can do, but for your elderly mom, don't let them talk you into a built-in bench. if she needs help getting in and out at any point a movable bench will be easier on you all.
and make sure to have ADA* width on your shower door (42" i think?), it'll help with that eventuality. in fact, an ADA shower would be no-curb, so maybe talk to your contractor about doing an ADA bathroom.

*Americans with Disabilities Act, for those who don't know the abbreviation.
October 8, 2013 at 6:35pm   
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Annalise Leffler
Hi! What if you knocked out that wall, expanded the bath or shower and put a clear glass wall in instead like the photo below.

October 8, 2013 at 6:43pm   
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If you contact a designer with "aging in place" design knowledge, they will be able to give you the specifications and features you will want for your elderly guest.
October 8, 2013 at 7:07pm   
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