countertops with contrasting edge-banding.
the tub/shower, choose an adjustable-height showerhead so the
showerhead can easily be positioned at a comfortable height
for anyone. Use only anti-scald or pressure balancing valves.
The very old and the very young, in particular, are susceptible
to burns from scalding water.
shower and/or tub controls to the room side of the enclosure
so they can easily be reached from outside the tub or shower.
grab bars or at least install blocking between the studs so
that grab bars can easily be added in the future.
vanities of different heights if possible; even men of average
height find they have to crouch while shaving at a standard
provide wheelchair access, make sure the doorway is 32 inches
wide, install a curb-free shower pan, choose a wall-hung sink
with covered pipes, and try to provide a 60-inch clear floor
space for turning the wheelchair.
lever handles instead of doorknobs.
hallways and doorways that are 32 inches wide or more.
changes in floor height, including thresholds.
switches and raise receptacles so that they can be reached from
a seated position.
for Universal Design
800.843.6522 Ask for the Universal Design Guidelines