Private Home Construction and ADA Bathroom Design
(Please see related accessible bathroom articles below.)
If you are physically challenged, or ever had to use crutches or a mobility chair, you know first-hand how difficult it is to maneuver in and around a typical bathroom.
Thanks the the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) building codes have changed in regard to accessibility to public facilities for physically challenged people.
Moreover, an increasing number of consumers who are having their homes constructed or refurbished are incorporating ADA guidelines when designing residential bath areas. Having ADA bathroom design can be a plus in the resale of your home, as well as a special benefit in the event you or a family member should become disabled.
Following is an overview of design points to consider:
without disabilities often prefer these measurements to traditional
units because they are easier on the knees. These larger specifications
are starting to become much more commonplace in residential master
baths. However, taller units are not always comfortable for shorter
people or for children.
This article on ADA bathroom design has been provided by Ohio-based Keidel Supply Co. Inc., residential and commercial ADA construction experts.
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