Improving Bathroom Storage for Wheelchair User

September 22, 2017

If you’ve recently renovated a bathroom to make it wheelchair accessible, or plan to in the near future, you’ll want to take organization into consideration. While you’ve probably planned out the shower renovation, the toilet replacement, vanity adjustment, and any extra tools such as guardrails; it’s possible you forgot about storage. When renovating a bathroom for wheelchairs, don’t overlook storage.

Remodeling a bathroom for wheelchairs can be a big undertaking, but there are also some smaller details you’ll need to consider to make the bathroom as functional as possible. Let’s look at some storage tips that can make your bathroom more functional and more accessible for you or your loved one.

Wheelchair Accessible Vanities

When confined to a wheelchair, keeping bathroom essentials on the countertop, or in a medicine cabinet, may not be the easiest solution. Improve bathroom storage for a wheelchair user by selecting a proper vanity. For wheelchair users, consider a vanity which allows the wheelchair to easily move underneath the sink. This makes it much easier to wash your hands.

By removing the underneath storage, you now need a new place to store your essential bathroom items. If the area around your vanity is large enough, it’s recommended you include extra drawers or a shelving unit. This will give you enough space to bring what is located in the medicine cabinet down to a lower level.

Shower Storage

In the shower you’ll want to ensure you have everything you’ll need at your disposal. If you are in the process of planning a bathroom renovation, consider adding built in shelving at the proper height for you to be able to easily access any toiletries you may need. Likewise if you are having a shower installed with a seat, make sure to put the shelf near the seat so you can reach anything you may need.

If you are working with an existing shower, a suction cup shower caddy or freestanding shelving unit can be a great solution for you! Along these lines, grab bars will also be a life-saving add-on for your shower and bath tub.

By making small changes to your organizational system in your handicap accessible bathroom you can make your life much easier. By adding proper shelving both in and out of the shower you can save yourself time and frustration.

If you are ready to begin your bathroom remodel, give The Bath Doctor a call today! Our team of professionals can help you design the perfect bathroom for your particular needs, from the big things like choosing a shower, to the small things like organization—we are here to help.

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