Customizing bathroom for disabled and handicapped requires careful planning and cost considerations. Depending on your needs, there are some key elements to take into consideration before making the final purchase.
There are numerous factors that are affected by having a customized bathroom for disabled and handicapped. These include room size, design, and features that need to be considered. If you are in the process of designing or remodeling your bathroom, the first thing to consider is how much space do you have available for the customization.
Once you know the exact area that you have, the next thing to do is to determine what type of sink and bathroom vanity you want to install and begin the installation phase. You may choose a pull out sink, which requires little to no plumbing work once the installation is complete.
Since so many of us live in cities or rural areas where there is not enough space for a custom bath, you may want to consider installing a step-in tub. These tubs are great because you do not need any plumbing work, but you still need to take care of those fixtures that were not installed on the inside. This is why you should consider the placement of fixtures such as the faucet, mirror, and soap dish, to ensure that they are within reach of the handicapped.
The next thing to consider would be whether or not you want vanities or benches for sinks. Some people install cabinets for sinks while others install benches for sinks. Although it is a nice feature, the chairs are usually not as durable and not as comfortable. Most customers prefer the look of cabinets, but if you do not need them then you can save money by installing just the sinks.
If you decide to install cabinets for sinks, you will need to decide if you want additional shelves or not. Most cabinets allow you to store towels, toiletries, hair accessories, and other items within reach. However, if you do not need all of these items, it may be cheaper to simply install a cabinet with shelves.
When installing a vanity for sinks, you can either have a bowl-type sink or a countertop sink. Although countertop sinks are more popular in North America, they are not that popular in Europe. However, if you are from Europe, you would most likely want a countertop sink because this type of sink can fit into any corner. Once you install the sink, you will need to consider the type of faucet you want to use, and if you want a flip out or push in the faucet.
The last decision you will need to make when deciding on a customized bathroom for disabled and handicapped is the type of the shower or bathtub. You can either use a shower or bathtub that comes with a standard sink or you can install a step-in tub or whirlpool spa to match the sink you have installed. Whichever way you choose, installing a customized bathroom for disabled and handicapped is a hard job to do so you should consider hiring a professional bathroom remodel specialist.