When planning your bath remodel, why not consider adding features that make it more accessible to all ages and abilities? You can use the minimum requirements set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a guide. Making your bathroom ADA-compliant is especially handy if you’re planning to age in place while making it easier for family members with limited mobility to use the space.
- Grab bars: These are horizontal handrails you can have installed on any wall, but particularly those near the toilet, bathtub or showers. Grab bars should have rounded edges and be easy to grasp, and must be mounted directly to the wall studs to keep them firm and steady. By having grab bars on the bathtub wall, a person with mobility issues is able to hold onto and support themselves as they get in or out.
- Walk-in tub: This feature allows for a more independent and convenient bathing experience. A walk-in tub comes with a low step-in, handrails and slip-resistant surfaces that make getting into and out of the tub safer and easier.
- Barrier-free shower: With this addition, a person with mobility issues won’t have to step over a high shower wall just to get into the space. A barrier-free shower is open to one side that’s level with the floor, making it wheelchair accessible. It’s the perfect choice for those looking to maintain their bathing independence.
Aside from roof replacement, Ganser Company offers high-quality, customized bath remodeling services that take accessibility into account. If you’re looking to stay in your home for longer, we can incorporate ADA-accessible features in your bathroom to make it a safer and more comfortable space. We proudly serve Madison, WI, and the nearby cities. Call us today at (608) 222-1243, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.