Handicapped accessible bathroom shower is among the modern trends in the home improvement industry. Having it in mind that even if you're not having mobility difficulties, one of your loved ones or guests could be handicapped. Therefore, making your bathroom shower accessible for everyone is a great deal.
Apart from making your bathroom safe and secure for persons with disabilities, handicap accessible bathroom shower improves comfort for the disabled to enjoy a shower. Below are some of the little-known secrets that can change your handicapped bathroom shower for the best bathroom experience.
Even though a white fiberglass roll-in pan looks impressive with the glamour that emanates from its surface, you could be headed for a serious challenge when it comes to keeping it clean and stain-free. If you've ever tried to clean and remove stains at the bottom of a fiberglass shower pan in your children's room, then you can understand the hassle you could be in for.
Instead of installing a white fiberglass pan, there are two cost-effective and better options that you can use for a seamless bathroom experience.
Pro-tip takeaway: A solid surface shower pan is a great way to go.
Nearly everyone loves a tiled bathroom wall due to its water resistance and availability in a wide variety of prints. However, when it comes to cleaning the grout lines, you'll probably be feeling wary. Therefore you want to find an alternative that gives a fantastic look while also calling for no maintenance.
When you're looking for a no-tile bathroom wall, a laminate wall shower pane comes in handy. It's 100% waterproof and gives a real tile look. Besides that, a laminate wall shower panel is DIY-friendly. Therefore, you can simply snap the panels together like a floating floor and have a seamless shower wall.
What's more? The panels are among the trendy handicapped shower ideas and are available in different tile sizes, shapes, and textures.
Pro-tip takeaway: A laminate wall shower pane has zero maintenance cost.
Beyond a reasonable doubt, we're all used to a fixed shower head with underneath controls for mixing water temperatures. However, this outdated design could be ridiculous to handicapped persons who use wheelchairs or walkers. Since it wouldn't be pretty good for a handicapped person to roll in and turn around in the water due to a shower positioned beyond her easy reach, there are three main ways you can make changes to the water source to make life easier.
Pro-tip takeaway: Handheld shower is an excellent idea for a handicap-accessible bathroom shower.
Even though you can use a framed shower door, it wouldn't be pretty right for a handicapped shower. Instead, opt for frameless, semi-frameless, or glass blocks. Since most handicapped have a low posture balance, a framed glass shower door could get you into a shower-cleaning hassle and maintenance costs.
When it comes to having a frameless shower door, there are many options from which you can choose your favorite design. You can choose to have a full-glass enclosure or go doorless. If you're planning for a doorless option, you can choose a frameless shower screen or a glass block shower.
Pro-tip takeaway: Use a frameless door for easy access
Floating vanities allow for a roll-in space for easy reach so that handicapped persons can easily navigate around and reach for the accessories. Ensure the accessories and vanities in the bathroom are impressive. When adding wall-hung vanities, it's essential to consider the height that a handicapped person can easily reach.
Pro-tip takeaway: When it comes to making your bathroom stylish and handicapped accessible, avoid buying wall panels with built-in accessories
At Smart Remodeling LLC, we have all your handicapped accessible shower needs covered. With our highly experienced and talented remodelers for handicap accessibility, we'll design and build or modify your bathroom to make it safe and handicap accessible.
Contact us today for a FREE cost estimate to get you started.