Bathroom

Bathroom Fixture

Hand hold bars, throughout the bathroom, help all family members balance while entering and exiting the shower and tub, washing and drying off. These bars can also be visually pleasing, too, including a wide range of material and color choices.

A walk-in tub/shower combination provides long-term flexibility with an easily accessible bath or invigorating shower, which is especially useful for aging adults. For baths, the tub water is twice as deep as traditional bathtubs while the shower uses a handheld wand.

Cost
$$ $$
Difficulty
High

Installing hold bars directly into walls and showers will require some professional help to ensure proper mounting and weight hold.

How-to tip

A variety of integrated, stand-alone hand holds can be installed as supports, towel bars or soap dishes. These attractive and functional accessories can 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.