Less than a month ago we started a bathroom renovation for an elderly woman who needed a more accessible bathroom. Her children asked us to renovate the bathroom and bedroom so that their mom could move more easily between the two rooms. They wanted the new bathroom to be more user friendly and accessible.
To do this, moved a wall to increase the width of the room from a width of four feet to a more comfortable six foot by nine foot bathroom. We added grab bars where recommended by consultants. We removed an old furo that was difficult to get in and out of safely and installed a low threshold shower, low maintenance shower which is also about a foot wider than the old shower–wide enough for a shower seat now. We also installed a new faucet with a lever so that she can operate it with one hand, widened the doorways to accommodate a wheelchair, if needed, and installed a wall hung sink. The toilet is higher, making it easier to stand, with a grab bar adjacent to it.
With new paint, flooring, lighting and cabinets, the bedroom and bathroom are ready for Mom’s homecoming.
We hope that Mom will be able to enjoy her new bathroom for many more years to come.