Just the other day we posted some photos of a recent bathroom remodel we did for a Gilbert homeowner with a special needs family member. Projects like these truly have a special place in the hearts of our plumbers.
Today, I wanted to take you through some modifications that you can get a Gilbert plumbing professional to make for your Gilbert home…
Dimensions: Most wheelchairs will need spaces that are at least 35 inches wide. This means that many doors will need to be widened, the space between the cabinets and the wall might need adjusted, and the space around the shower or toilet might need to be adjusted.
Showers: The shower stall should be at least 5 feet wide by 3 feet deep with no curb. The showers should have seats, bumpers, railings and should be easy to get in and out of, even while seated in a wheelchair. The shower should have a lowered, removable shower head. A pressure-balanced shower head is recommended.
Toilet Placement: Ideally, the toilet should be positioned between two support bars 36 inches apart. A toilet seat 17 inches off the floor is a more comfortable height for everyone, according to Russell. “If the client can afford it, get one of the newer combination toilet/bidets,” he suggests.
If your Gilbert home is in need of a special needs remodel, call C. Slany Plumbing! We’d be happy to help with professional plumbers.