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accessible, barrier free, aging-in-place, universal design bathroom remodel modern

accessible, barrier free, aging-in-place, universal design bathroom remodel

This bathroom remodel was designed for a baby-boomer couple in Austin. Previously, in order to reach their shower, toilet and bathtub, the homeowners had to step onto a raised platform. This was a safety concern for the couple, and a potential barrier to remaining in the home as they age. Our design firm designed the new space to be a beautiful contemporary space that is also barrier free and accessible. The bathroom includes many universal design features such as a roll-in shower, a linear drain, a built-in shower bench with a nearby hand-held shower head, designer grab bars, European vanities, and improved lighting.

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December 26, 2012
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Yes, this master bath sink is higher than most. We designed this bathroom for a taller couple. They didn't want to have to bend over to use the sink, so we had these sinks mounted approximately 36" above the floor - a standard kitchen countertop height. Part of the design criteria, however, was that the homeowners still wanted to use the sink should either one of them need to be in a wheelchair in the future. The bottom of the vanity is about 29" above the floor and the bottom of the sink is about 31" above the floor, which gives the homeowners the knee clearances they will need if they are in a wheelchair. We would, of course, recommend they wrap the pipes below the sink in order to protect their legs from being scalded if they are in a wheelchair.
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