Accessibility toilets are ideal for people with mobility impairments, balance issues and other disabilities. If you are keen on making your toilets at home more accessible to people who require mobility aids, here are some key features that you should incorporate in the design of your toilets.
Home remodeling experts who specialize in accessible design recommend making doorways wider than normal so as to make it easier for wheelchair users to roll in and out of the bathroom. Furthermore, ensure that there are no obstructions at the entrance and the door material is lightweight. People should be able to open and close the door with minimal effort. Ideally, the door should open outwards.
Grab rails provide support, stability and balance whenever someone needs to transfer onto the toilet. These are a basic feature of accessible toilets, and they help people with mobility issues to still maintain their independence when using the bathroom.
Lower Sinks and Mirrors
During your bathroom remodel, don’t forget to place mirrors and sinks at a lower height. This will enable anyone seated in a wheelchair to use these features with ease.
Higher Toilet Seat
A higher toilet seat makes it easier for people with reduced mobility to stand up and sit down. Ideally, the toilet seat should be almost equal to the height of a wheelchair seat. This will make it more convenient to transfer to the toilet from the wheelchair and vice versa.
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