Handicap Bathrooms and Showers
Handicap bathrooms are becoming a desired feature in homes.
There are several important factors to consider when designing your handicap bathroom.
The doorway to your bathroom should be 36” wide to accommodate a wheelchair as well as a shower area that you can roll into-no steps.
Handheld showerhead and grab bars can also be installed to assist with standing while in the shower.
A curbless shower stall should be at least 5 feet wide by 3 feet deep with no curb. If you want a curb, use a rubber one that the chair can roll over.
You want 27 inches of clearance under the sink for the wheelchair. The top of the sink should be 32 to 34 inches off the floor.
The toilet should be positioned between two support bars, 36 inches apart. A more comfortable height is a seat that is 17 inches off the floor.