Inquire Now

Designing Handicap Accessible Bathrooms

When designing a handicap accessible bathroom, there are many special considerations to keep in mind. Handicap bathrooms have different requirements for space and fixtures. The Americans with Disabilities Act provides regulations for handicap bathroom specifications for public buildings, which can also be used as helpful guidelines for a private residence. In this week’s blog, we’ll cover the things you need to keep in mind when designing a handicap bathroom.


Handicap bathrooms need more space for those using them to be able to maneuver. A bathroom of at least 5 feet in diameter provides space for a turning radius. The space surrounding and in between fixtures is also important to consider. The sink and toilet need to have both a buffer of space in between them and in front of them to allow for easy access for the person using the bathroom and potentially a caregiver. The sink and toilet also both have to be a certain height off the ground in order to ensure accessibility. The entrance of the bathroom must be wide enough to accommodate a walker or wheelchair.


The traditional bathtub won’t work in a handicap accessible situation. There are a few ways to approach this situation. One is with a walk-in bathtub. This is a bathtub that has a door allowing handicapped persons to pass through without having to move over a tub wall. Another option is for a walk-in or roll-in shower. This is a shower that is flush with the floor, so there is no impediment for access. Showers also need to have a shower seat and grab bars for safety.


Slip-proof flooring reduces the likelihood of a fall. Grab bars positioned around the bathroom also reduce this possibility and make a safer environment.

handicap accessible bathroom design


Your Project Loan has over 55 years of experience helping homeowners get the loans they need to make their remodeling dreams a reality. Is your kitchen aging faster than you’d like it to? Is the bathroom in need of a facelift? We’ve got you covered. No matter what kind of remodeling you want to do, we can get you the loan to finance it. With new low 4.99% APR financing available in all 50 states and up to $100,000 with no equity required, now is the perfect time to go to our website and fill out our 60 second loan application.

Are you a home improvement dealer? Want to increase your sales?! We can help you provide financing for your customers as well. Please fill out our dealer application and you will be contacted within 24 hours by one of our Home Improvement specialists.

As the old adage goes, time is money, and for an investment of just 60 seconds you could be looking at a great loan for your home remodeling project. In less than the time it took you to read this blog, you could have been on your way to a loan today. So don’t delay, head over to our application and get started! And be sure to follow Your Project Loan on FacebookTwitterGoogle + and LinkedIn.



This entry was posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 4:46 pm . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Warning: include(/var/www/html/ failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/html/ on line 10 Warning: include(): Failed opening '/var/www/html/' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /var/www/html/ on line 10