This lovely home had all the features and amenities one would expect living in a higher-end lake community with the exception of an accessible bathroom for the wheelchair-bound parents when they visited. The homeowner wanted to change the downstairs master to accomodate them. The homeowners worked with Michelle Hannon of Capital Kitchen & Bath to create a space to welcome family and guests of all ages and abilities.
The bathroom now has a larger pocket door entry. It also has a to-die-for shower with an out-swinging, wide entry door that does not encroach on any open area, a curbless entry shower, ample grab bars with blocking behind for added support, a wide bench wiht a hand-held sprayer for seated bathing, and body sprays for additional aid in washing.
All fixtures in the shower are easily controlled with a lever at wheelchair height. In addition, there is slip-resistant flooring and plenty of space to maneuver between areas. There is a new private toilet area with a raised toilet and grab bars all around with plenty of clearance on each side. There are rocker switches with backlighting to control the ample overhead lighting and exhaust for each area. The towelbars and accessories are reinforced with blocking and easily accessible, and all bathroom fixtrures are levered style. Even the tub has a hand held sprayer and a deck around it for seating if a shower is not the desired source of bathing.
Michelle says she thoroughly enjoyed creating this new space and knows the homeowners will love it for years to come and the visiting parents will enjoy the comfort and independant use of the facilities.
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