If you are designing or remodeling a bathroom for an older person, space planning is an important consideration. As people age, they may transition from walking unassisted, to using canes, walkers, or wheelchairs, and more space is needed to accommodate those assistive devices. As you consider your senior bathroom floor plans, it is ideal to have plenty of clear space around the toilet, in the shower stalls, and around cabinets and closets.
There are many benefits to drawing up your senior bathroom floor plan ideas prior to remodeling.
The bathtub has grab bars on all sides to enable a user to safely step into the tub. Take a look at the similar 3D Floor Plan below, styled with a grey and white color scheme instead of brown and gold.
By placing a wheelchair turning circle on your floor plan, you can test out and make sure the spacing between fixtures is good. Here is a similar, slightly narrower version of the 2D Floor Plan, showing a shower with a built-in bench, as well as additional storage to the left of the entry door. The 3D Floor Plan is useful to see potential color schemes for tile, paint, and fixtures. Here’s a similar floor plan with a wood grain bench and cabinets, combined with vibrant green tile and accessories. Several walls and the entry door were moved to make additional space for a double sink. The 3D Floor Plan for this project shows a completely different potential color scheme.
It’s a good idea to minimize rugs in an accessible bathroom as they are a potential trip hazard and can be hard for a wheelchair or walker to roll over. Notice how the grab bars and other key elements stand out in the 2D Floor Plan. This type of plan is very useful to show to contractors for clear communication on the accessible elements you are adding.
This next senior bathroom could be found in a high-end home or a shared spa-like space, perhaps as part of an assisted living facility.
The 2D Floor Plan below shows a layout for a senior-friendly bathroom, as well as a mini-kitchen and a bedroom area. The 3D Floor Plan for this senior apartment shows the potential colors, tile, fixtures and even the placement of the furniture.
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