Designed specifically for roll in access, this 9′ x 8′ bathroom (true dimensions 8.75 x 7.5) delivers the specific accessibility needs and incredible style to match the rest of the home. Open shower space and tiled floor sloped to the drain create a wet room of sorts and avoids barriers to entry.

So many things that many take for granted are not always easy for those whose mobility has been reduced. The joy of designing each and every piece of this bathroom to allow for more independence is what makes remodeling truly fulfilling. This bathroom is proof that creativity in relatively small spaces can result in HUGE improvements.

What we love:

  • Large stylish tile on shower walls complement beautifully with glass accent tile and smaller format floor tile and add overall warmth to the room.
  • Niche recessed shelving in shower for both seated showering and standing showering.
  • Plumbing diverter and hand-held fixture allow flexibility of seated and standing showering.
  • Grab bars are functional and yet blend in with other oil rubbed bronze fixtures.
  • Frosted glass partitions shower to contain water spray but allows light from window through small bathroom, helping to make it feel larger.
  • Creative angle of short wall allows for plumbing for overhead shower spray but also creates a sense of division of shower space even while allowing full access.

Cabinetry designed for both easy access of items (see tall pantry) and roll under access at sink provide the function needed for independence

Full access at every turn. This master bathroom goes from minimally useful to fully functional. ADA modifications to note:

  • Entry door from bedroom changed to barn style sliding door to eliminate door swinging into the bathroom space.
  • Existing linen closet with bi-fold doors inside the bathroom is changed to a tall cabinet with lower drawers that are reachable when sitting.
  • Original vanity cabinet changes to roll-under sink, mirror is lowered for sitting height.
  • Shower space: roll-in access achieved with recessed one piece shower base, custom shower bench, adjustable shower head can also be hand-held.
  • Grab bars positioned for optimal personal mobility while using bathroom and bathing.
  • Existing door to closet space is removed and opening widened for roll-in access.


  • Showplace Wood Cabinetry in Light Griege
  • Brushed Vintage matte finish.
  • Luxury vinyl tile floor with shower floor in ceramic tile.
  • Shower walls and custom bench in The Onyx Collection.
  • Vanity top in Cambria quartz, Torquay.
  • Closet organization by Easy Track.


From the very beginning, the goal and purpose of this master bathroom remodel was to improve functionality, specifically for future days when wheelchair access may become necessary on a regular basis. But did the homeowners want to approach this without any concern for the aesthetics in mind…absolutely not! We think the end results are proof that the words handicap accessible, functional and beautiful can all adequately describe the same space.

Each area of this bathroom now works for him and her both. The double bowl vanity with roll under access at one end means he can be at the sink with ease, and she doesn’t sacrifice any valuable storage space. Zero barrier entry to shower with custom bench is really the spa look we are all looking for – large shower space with a seating option and hand held spray. The bathroom is large enough for a soaking tub and the minimal decking allows for easier maneuvering in and out. All water controls are at accessible height and location, as are the grab bars for optimal safety.

To eliminate what you could call “door congestion”, both the closet door and entry door to the bathroom are replaced with barn style sliding doors. Add some new closet organization and the homeowners are “beyond words happy with our bathroom remodel”. It was truly our pleasure to help bring this project to life for this Veteran and his wife.