With a few design considerations, bathrooms can serve all family members from young children to aging parents. The height of vanities, location of the toilet and shower design all contribute to providing maximum maneuverability within a small space.
A wider door opening of at least 32 inches allows better access. Also, choose doors that swing out to keep the room clear.
If possible, a toilet in the corner provides better maneuvering for the user and two convenient wall locations for grab bars.
A vanity at two levels allows shorter family members (children) and adults to each use a sink comfortably. The lower vanity works well for a seated person while the taller one is good for older adults who have trouble bending.
A curbless shower with seating provides the best access and usability for all family members.DOWNLOAD