Remodeling a Bathroom for ADA Compliance:
If you have a need to remodel a bathroom in your Tampa home, or build a new bathroom that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, there are a number of different factors that you will need to consider before beginning the project. The most important consideration when working toward ADA compliance are limitations affecting the person you are designing the bathroom for.
In some cases revisions may be needed for accessibility, while in other situations safety may be the concern of the day. For example, the bathroom features needed for someone who use a wheelchair could vary greatly from the needs of a person with a different kind of physical infirmity or mobility issue. Many people are also redesigning a bathroom for easier accessibility for either themselves or older family members, preparing before age requires an immediate and sloppy redesign. Some people are even adding an ADA compliant bathroom to their home in an attempt to increase their property value and make the home more desirable to potential buyers. If you are ready to go ahead with an ADA compliant bathroom in your own Tampa home, here are factors to consider.
Guidelines for ADA Compliance:
- The door needs to swing outward.
- The bathroom needs to be at least 32 inches wide.
- The doors should have latches that can also unlatch from the outside.
- The floor, including the threshold area, needs to be level to allow easy wheelchair access.
- The bathroom needs to be roughly five feet in diameter to allow a 360 degree turn by a wheelchair.
The specialists from Rossi Construction, Inc. can help you design an ADA compliant bathroom that makes life easier for the entire family! Contact us at 813.436.0177 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation today!