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1st Floor Bathroom Shower Accessibility Dilema

Karin M.
5 years ago
last modified: 5 years ago

Hi I'm doing a major renovation extension on my home. I have 3 full bathrooms upstairs, but I need to design a full bathroom on my first floor for my dad who is in a wheelchair. He does not live with me, but may do so for some short periods of time in the future. So my challenge is to make it functional for him on the occasions he will use it but functional and attractive as my main floor bathroom. The architect drew a corner shower but I think it's too tight for him to enter. Plus all the corner showers I've seen have the beautiful glass sides which is not an option since I can't mount a grab bar on that. He has a long bench that straddles the entrance to shower( it is perpendicular to the entrance) he then sits on it and slides into the shower area. The bathroom is 6x6 and there is no room to change those dimensions. My home is a 1933 center hall colonial. Thank you in advance.

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