When planning your forever home or making a near-term modification to accommodate a loved one who uses a walker or wheelchair, designing accessible bathrooms is critical.
Interior Architect Lucy Junus shared this design for a gorgeous powder room that maximizes open floorspace. Lucy says, "The overhang vessel sink provides accessibility while creating a fun design. And, the single-lever faucet is easy to use for everyone, including someone managing a walker or cane or who has a limited range of motion for any reason."
In the dramatic and minimalist powder room featured above, Lucy also maximized open floor space with the suspended countertop. The white glass vessel contrasted from the countertop is helpful for anyone with visual impairment, and she used a motion sensor faucet for ease of use.
You don't have to have a visual impairment to find some bathrooms too dark to make mirrors useful. In the bathroom above, Lucy used LED recessed lighting and wall sconces to provide good lighting as well as energy and cost savings.
She also designed an open space in the vanity to accommodate a stool to sit on or a wheelchair so that anyone can be comfortable getting ready in this beautiful bathroom.
You don't have to wait for a full remodel, you can add a motion sensor faucet to a bathroom now, with these faucets at Home Depot.
Home Depot also carries LED bathroom light fixtures including these below.
Tips for Accessible Design in Other Rooms
For more tips from our conversations with Lucy Junus, see: