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Aug 08 2013

A New Handicapped Accessible Bathroom for a Person Who Uses a Wheelchair

A New Handicapped Accessible Bathroom was created by renovating an existing bedroom within this 1960’s vintage range house.  The project involved widening the door way and eliminating a right angle turn by enlarging an existing bedroom located at the end of a narrow hallway. This required the elimination of a load-bearing wall.  Additionally a closet was removed to allow for direct access into the new bathroom from the existing bedroom.  The new bathroom was designed to accommodate a person who uses a wheelchair.  

Utilizing existing space can be less expensive than adding on, however, consideration should be given to the benefits of keeping an extra bedroom—particularly from a re-sale point of view.

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Accessible shower: Note flush condition between floor and shower floor.

Accessible sink and vanity:  Note “knee space” for wheelchair user.

Accessible sink and vanity.

Accessible sink and vanity.

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