Bathroom

Bathroom Fixture

Integrated hand holds, installed throughout, provide aesthetic opportunities as well as functional balance support especially when entering and exiting the tub and shower, washing and drying off. The optional tub/shower provides long-term flexibility of use and adaptability at a low renovation cost.

An integral lavatory top is relatively easy to clean so is a benefit for weekly home maintenance.

Cost
$$ $$
Difficulty
Medium

Will likely require some professional help to ensure proper mounting and weight hold.

How-to tip

A variety of integrated, hand holds can serve multiple functions: support, towel bars or as soap dishes. These attractive and functional accessories can also mount around mix valves and as toilet paper dispensers.

Principles Equitable Use The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities. Flexibility in Use The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities. Low Physical Effort The design can be used efficiently and comfortably and with a minimum of fatigue. Size and Space for Approach and Use Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use regardless of user’s body size, posture, or mobility. Tolerance for Error The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.

Analytics Affordability Home features that can’t be afforded might as well not exist. And home features that require infrequent replacement and low maintenance over time save a family’s energy and money. Renovation costs of these homes can be far lower than standard homes due to minimized construction over time. Innovation Designs that go beyond the ordinary and customary can have wonderful outcomes: adding natural light, bringing the outside in, enhancing the spaciousness of smaller spaces, improving interior connections all. Interaction We now recognize how beneficial interaction with neighbors is for everyone. Gone are the days when retreating behind closed doors is a good idea. Home and landscape designs that bring household members outside create the positive informal interactions that are so important in our daily lives. Replicability Totally unique solutions, that can’t be applied on other lots or home styles aren’t terribly useful. Features with and “R” designation are particularly applicable to other home renovation situations in a variety of settings.