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Within your Budget you can create an Accessible Bathroom

Accessible Bathroom

You could create an accessible bathroom even on a small budget while there may be no limits to what you could spend on user-friendly features.

What You Need for an Accessible Bathroom

What is essential in the bathroom?

When you are thinking about making accessible bathrooms on a budget in Sydney the answer seems obvious, but a person with mobility issues or unsteadiness needs to feel safe using the sink, toilet, and tub or shower and be able to get into the room.

Comfort height/high-rise toilet

Most standard models of this essential feature are 15 inches tall. The commode can be made more usable more usable by someone with mobility issues by adding an extra two inches. Starting around $100 even big-box stores carry comfort height toilets and as many higher models as they do standard many manufacturers offer. While ensuring that they meet ADA requirements for accessible toilets you can upgrade your bathroom fixtures in a style you like.

Grab bars

For the elderly, the immobile and the disabled sturdy bars made of stainless steel are the basics of bathroom safety. They provide support and foster independence in using the bathroom facilities often installed around the toilet, in a bathtub or shower, or on other walls in the bathroom. To meet ADA standards, so that they do not pull away from the wall or floor grab bars need to be made of sturdy materials and properly installed.

Shower seats and bath benches

Without fear of falling a person with disabilities can safely enjoy the process of bathing when seating is available in a bath or shower. Activities such as soaking the feet or shaving the legs are more convenient by such equipment. These may not fit everyone’s needs although free-standing benches that start around $25 are readily available. Models that mount to the wall can be more stable, and some even flip up against the wall although shower seats are often built into the design of a new bathroom.

Walk in bathtubs and showers

When creating an accessible bathroom the most costly upgrade is adding a walk-in tub or shower is by far. A more affordable solution is to allow easy access to a walk-in shower and to have a portion of your tub cutout and finished. Alternatively, to your bathtub you can have a removable watertight cutout added. While having the waterproof door ads an additional $500 all park prices for a walk-in or step over cutout start at fewer than thousand dollars. For a walk-in bathtub, which by the time you purchase the equipment often costs thousands of dollars, pay for installation, and add additional support to your bathroom floor joists or perhaps increase the size of your water tank these costs are a fraction of those.