Modern ADA/Universal Design Bathroom Fixture/Grab Bar Set

Home modifications by occupational therapist (OT) based on principles of universal design and accessibility.

Universal/accessible design of the home from an occupational therapy and a construction perspective. This blog is part of a quest for cool, convenient, functional design that makes life safer, easier, and as maintenance-free as possible. It's about the lifestyle.

The clean lines and dramatic geometric forms of the Dryden Bath Collection are based on style cues from the Art Deco period.

This collection comes in:
  • Chrome.
  • Champagne bronze.
  • Venetian bronze.
  • Stainless.

I usually recommend one-handled bathroom faucets over two-handled bathroom faucets.  It’s typically easier for people to adjust the temperature with one hand. 

One-handled faucets are highly recommended for people with cognitive impairments.  People with cognitive impairments typically turn on and turn off one faucet and not the other, this causes two problems:
·      If it’s the hot water they turn on then the chances for scalding increases significantly.
·      Only one handle gets turned off the hot or the cold, leaving either the hot or the cold water.

Love this shower control, it allows the water temperature to be preset so when the water is turned on it is always the same temperature.  Great for children or people with cognitive issues.

Delta T17051 Dryden Monitor 17 Series Valve Trim Only, Chrome Delta Faucet 551T-SS-DST Dryden Single Handle Centerset Lavatory Faucet with Touch 20.XT 

 Delta Faucet 2551-SSMPU-DST Dryden Two Handle Centerset Lavatory Faucet, Stainless


Delta Faucet T14251-SSH2O Dryden Monitor 14 Series Shower Trim, Stainless

This pivoting toilet paper holder not only looks good but makes changing the toilet paper roll easy and convenient for everyone.  When designing a bathroom for someone who is elderly or has poor fine motor skills a pivoting toilet paper holder is a requirement.

 Delta 75150 Dryden Toilet Tissue Holder,

Matches ADA universal design bathroom fixture suite. Not for bearing weight more than 20 pounds.

  Delta 75146 Dryden Towel Ring,

  Delta 75135-SS Dryden Robe Hook, Stainless

When designing for accessibility utilizing a grab bar instead of a towel bar to allow for safety and beauty. Grab bars must be anchored securely to studs.  

Unfortunately this bathroom suite does not have matching grab bars at this time but promise matching grab bars are coming soon.  Below are a couple of options that would look good with this design.
  BloQ 13.86" Grab Bar in Chrome

Nexx Grab Bar Finish: Stainless Steel

Last but not least, don't forget the pipe insulation for your roll-under sink.:-)

IPS 10203 102-EZ Handicap Lav Guard, 1-Pack

Anyone know of any bathroom suites with grab bars that have great style?  Please share.:-)

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