July 13, 2017
Handicap Bathroom Remodeling in Maryland
Bath Doctor designs and builds ADA-compliant bathrooms for Maryland residents with a wide range of disabilities. Whether you live in Columbia, Baltimore, Ellicott City or Towson, we can come out to survey your bathroom and make suggestions to improve its usability. We will work with you closely to determine your specific needs and challenges and come up with creative design solutions. No matter how small or outdated your bathroom is, we will do our best to make it safe and easy to use with personal mobility devices.
Some of the Problems We Help Address
- Narrow doorways and poor configuration for use with a wheelchair.
- Sharp corners and slippery surfaces.
- Tubs and showers that are hard and painful to get into.
- Inability to use the bathroom independently.
Handicap Bathroom Solutions
There are numerous ADA regulations and recommendations at play when designing handicap-friendly bathrooms. We take care to select only high-quality, ADA-approved materials and products from our preferred manufacturers to make sure your new bathroom is not only safe to use, but also durable and attractive. Here are a few ways we can help you with handicap bathroom remodeling in Maryland.
Increase Usable Space
If you are wheelchair-bound, the space you really need in the bathroom is the floor space, so that you can easily turn around and maneuver between different areas. Bath Doctor can reconfigure your bathroom to add more floor space. We can do this by moving things around, reclaiming useless closets or enlarging your bathroom at the expense of another room if that’s an option. Sometimes, simple changes like adding a pocket door instead of a swinging door can make a big difference.
Install a Curbless Shower
Standing in a shower is not an option for most people with disabilities. You probably either use a built-in shower seat or a rolling shower chair. Either way, it’s much easier to get into the shower if there is no curb, which can be achieved by creating a slope around the drain. And if you want to add a seat to your existing shower or replace your bathtub with a shower, we’ll be happy to help.
Add a Hand-held Shower Head
Taking baths may not always be practical depending on your specific disability. Showers are faster and the water pressure makes it easier to wash off soap. However, with a fixed shower head you have to turn your body to get under the stream, which can be inconvenient and even painful. To solve this problem, we can add a hand-help shower head to your tub or shower.
We also offer tub to shower conversions and barrier free showers.
Provide Clearance Under Sink
If you tried using a regular sink in a wheelchair, or with a walker or bad back, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Let Bath Doctor install a pedestal sink, taller vanity, or wall mount sink to suit your needs.
Install Grab Bars
Strategically placed grab bars make it possible for many disabled individuals to use the bathroom independently. From our extensive experience in handicap bathroom remodeling in Maryland, we know the best locations for grab bars, as well as the proper height and angle they should be installed. Secure installation is our top priority, as we want you to feel safe when relying on grab bars to hold the majority of your body weight.
Design Smart Storage
All the modifications necessary to make your bathroom more wheelchair friendly often end up causing lack of storage space. At Bath Doctor, we realize that you need bathroom storage just like everyone else, so we always come up with creative solutions. We will prioritize the safety and mobility features in our design, but after that’s done, we’ll be sure to find a spot for a cabinet or a shelving unit for all of your bathroom accessories.
Contact Bath Doctor today for a free estimate on a handicap bathroom remodeling in Maryland.