Bathrooms

Bathrooms in FlexHousing™ contain many discrete features to accommodate a wide range of users today and in the future.  A well-designed bathroom will be difficult to distinguish from those provided in conventional housing except when one notices the clever and stylish additions that can make a bathroom visit more pleasant, convenient and safe.

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FlexHousing™  Bathroom

{Visual}: Bathrooms

Applying FlexHousing principles in the design of bathrooms ensures plenty of room for movement of wheelchairs or walkers, and facilitates transfer to toilets or bathing areas.

{Visual}: Woman in wheelchair washing hands in sink

The sink counter is an accessible height, with knee space underneath.

{Visual}: Under counter knee space

The drain is plumbed to the rear, so no bruised knees when someone using a wheelchair needs to access the sink. 

{Visual}: Woman in wheelchair/Elderly woman looking in mirror

Tilt mirrors are convenient for anyone, standing or seated. Standard mirrors, installed no higher than one meter above the floor, can also be used by seated people or children.

{Visual}: Shower

Bathing areas accommodate those with limited mobility.

{Visual}: Woman removing bathtub cut-away

Bathtubs have cut-aways for safe entry.

{Visual}: Wheel in shower

Wheel-in showers with floors sloped to the drain are beautiful, easy to use and functional.

{Visual}: Various types of grab bars

The grab bars, near the toilet and around the bathing areas, are attractive while providing valuable but discreet assistance to bathroom users.

{Visual}: “Before” construction photos

The walls behind these areas were reinforced during construction.

{Visual}: “After” bathroom

Now grab bars can be easily and inexpensively installed anywhere along those walls as needed