Tips For A Wheelchair Friendly Bathroom Renovation In Melbourne
If you or someone you know is in a wheelchair, you will understand better than most the challenges of getting around the house and undertaking even the simplest of tasks. Using the bathroom, spaces that are traditionally small and cramped, poses one of the biggest difficulties of all. With a bathroom renovation in Melbourne, however, you can make your space wheelchair friendly.
- Replace the doorway with one that meets the standards for wheelchair access; this is approximately 36 inches wide. You should also ensure that the door opens outward, not inward, to maximize internal space.
- If you can, enlarge the bathroom so that there is at least 60 inches space in the centre of the room. This may involve extending one or more of the walls, but it will make maneuvering a wheelchair easier.
- Install bars and handrails beside the toilet so that wheelchair users will be able to access the facilities easily. If needed, you can also install a hoist in the ceiling to help with the lifting process.
- Mount the sink quite low on the wall and ensure that the mirror is also low to accommodate for wheelchair users. You should also keep all drawers and cabinets below counter height to make accessing them easier than ever.