The bathroom was cramped and not practical for the two senior occupants who were gradually facing mobility changes.
Very often adding the words “handicap accessible” to the description of a room can have the effect of creating the expectation that the room will be devoid of style; picture a hospital room. That’s not the case at all in this amazing bathroom. Created as part of a new “granny cottage”, it needed to be designed to accommodate the two senior occupants both now, and going forward as their mobility changes. As neither occupant was interested in a tub, a shower of generous proportions with a low step was called for. A hand held showerhead has a mounting bracket on the wall so it can be used either way. And as for style, the real show-stopper in this room is the look of solid slabs of stone on the shower walls, created by hand-selecting stone tiles and matching the streaks of color in each tile. Another surprise is the dual sink vanity. In a house that does not exceed 700 square feet in total, finding room in the design for a full-size house detail like a dual vanity is almost a magic trick. The dark slab of stone on the vanity top repeats the tone of the natural stripes on the shower walls. With the large vanity and two wall-hung medicine cabinets storage for everything the senior couple needs is right at hand.
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