3 Steps to Designing an Aesthetically-Pleasing Handicap Accessible Shower

Handicap Bathroom

If you or a loved one is in need of a handicap-accessible shower due to mobility issues, you will be pleased to know that it is easy to create a contemporary and highly-stylish shower for the home.

In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, these fully functional accessible showers will also be exceptionally easy to clean. 

Use a Solid Surface Shower Pan 

The first step to creating an aesthetically-pleasing and functional handicap shower in the home is to use a solid surface shower pan. It should include a curb and ramp kit that is low-profile. These usually have a total height of just 1.5 inches.

The extension kit will allow you to remove it when not in use. If you or your loved one live alone, it would be best to have a ramp kit that is permanent as a removable one may cause issues – such as accidental slips and falls. 

Zero Maintenance Shower Walls

When creating a handicap-accessible shower, you should go for a high-pressure laminate-based wall system. Not only is this 100% waterproof, but it is designed to look like tile – without all the maintenance and cleaning! Most come in snap tiles that seal to one another.

You can get various sizes, styles, patterns, and textures. These zero-maintenance walls are easy to care for and make a beautiful shower. Popular options are contemporary, ranch, and modern minimalist. 

Choose a Sturdy Door

When designing a handicap-accessible shower, you should make sure that you choose a door that is very sturdy. Today, you can find many beautiful options in frameless glass, glass blocks, and semi-frameless glass. A thin or flimsy shower door is a high risk. Plus, it is more difficult to clean and maintain low-quality shower doors.

If you must go for doorless, you will want to consider a glass block shower or a shower screen that is frameless. Many of these include a door that pivots on its hinges. As you explore your options, you will discover that you have many beautiful options to choose from. 

Go Professional 

Creating a fully functional and aesthetically-pleasing handicap shower may prove to be quite difficult. Installing all of the components may provide to be even MORE difficult.

To ensure complete safety – for both the person using it and the structure it is placed in – you should work with a professional contractor to handle all of the work. 

Contact Us Today 

We here at Southern Industries Home Improvements offer a vast array of handicap-accessible showers and bath options. You may create the shower of your dreams – walls, bases, doors, faucets, accessories, and more – by browsing through our selection.

We will then move swiftly to install the unit within your home. You will be thoroughly pleased with your final product – we guarantee it!

If you would like to learn more about our products or you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your new handicap-accessible shower, you may call us now at: (833) 240-4900



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