The Americans with Disabilities Act is a law that requires bathrooms be accessible to people with disabilities. If you are doing ADA bathroom remodeling, then you need to be familiar with the different aspects of the bathroom that will be affected. This can help ensure that the bathroom you design will really be ADA-compliant.
You should begin by looking at the overall design for accessibility. If you are designing for a specific person, this can be pretty easy since you will be aware of their specific needs. However, in general, you need to make sure that the bathroom is a good size that can be used by someone in a wheelchair. You also should consider the placement of outlets and light switches. Finally, make sure to use lever door handles, which are much easier to use for people with certain disabilities. You may be able to look at ADA bathroom remodeling plans to help with these things.
You also want to be sure the bathroom is safe for someone with a disability to use. There should be grab bars installed properly so they can support weight and not rip out of the wall. These should be around the toilet and in showers or bathtubs. In addition, access to the bathtub or shower should be considered so there aren’t tripping hazards or there is room for devices that may be used to lift someone from a wheelchair into the tub.
When you are working on an ADA bathroom remodeling project, you have to look at things from the point of view of your client or the person who will be using the bathroom. This can help you to better see areas that need attention and create a usable design. In the end, you should aim for a bathroom that is easy and safe for someone with a disability to use.