Major upgrades for loving home
A unique renovations winnipeg project nonetheless for a loving family and their two children in wheelchairs. With many structural changes done, it was a challenge but absolutely worth it, knowing this family will be able to live comfortable and barrier free.
Accessible home remodel in Transcona, Manitoba
The foster parents of 2 disabled children were in need of some big changes to their home. Both children being confined to wheelchairs had difficulty maneuvering around the home. There were a few problems with their current layout. There weren’t enough bedrooms on the main floor and the bathroom wasn’t sufficient for wheelchairs. The outlining goal was to add a proper accessible bathroom on the main floor and a second bedroom near the bathroom.
Our accessible construction expertise was an excellent match for the customer’s home, which included a complete turnover of the bathroom. Our approach included extra time for cleaning and respectful to the occupants. As the home was always occupied, we wanted to make sure everyone faced as little disruption as possible and safety. Although, the project was managed efficiently to be completed in a timely manner.
Challenges and details
Our client’s demands were to have their house accomodate their 2 children in wheelchairs. it just had to be practical, safe and look good. Simple right? Our initial assessment determined that the soon to-be accessible washroom was relatively small. It needed to be expanded to give room for accessible fixtures and for parents or caregivers to provide assistance with ease.
Another important task on the list was to add a bedroom on the main floor. And having it close to the bathroom was request.
Essentially, we redesigned their main floor. Primarily converted an existing family room into a bedroom and bathroom. We widened all doorways to 36 inches to accommodate the wheelchairs. Changed flooring to better suit the wheelchairs.
After looking at the space, we came up with a terrific layout and design that’ll please the safety and practicality of the home. Our list of amenities for the bathroom comprised of adding a zero threshold shower, safety accessible grab bars, wheelchair accessible vanity, non slip tile, heat lamp, and bright LED lighting with dimmers.
The work to be done meant a few structural alterations. Everything was stripped right to the studs. This allowed us to install proper water proofing for the zero threshold shower and tile flooring. At the same time we added 3/4″ plywood on all of the walls. The plywood gives us the strength to support grab bars and aids around the bathroom. This enabled grab bars to be installed anywhere to make sure everything is within its optimal reaching distance.
Adding a bathroom means plumbing. Some major plumbing work had to be done by adding drains and supply lines. By adding rooms and a humid room like a bathroom, the HVAC system needs to be looked at aswell to avid moisture problems. So, we had to add ducting properly to make the air flow up to code.
Zero threshold shower, side grab bar and accessible toilet compartments
The accessible washroom shower was all done with tile and a seamless, barrier free shower. We fitted a new shower-head and controls with lever controls. We like to avoid any fixtures that require twisting, pinching or grasping. Those manoeuvres can be challenging for someone with decreased mobility. However, to go over and above accessibility, we located the shower controls at the entry of the shower. This allows them to be used from outside the shower before entering.
The new vanity and sink was custom designed to fit the size of the children. We had the vanity in place with a lowered mirror to allow sitting at vanity.
This project turned out extremely well and I am proud of our team’s accomplishment. We can rest assured that our client will feel safe while using the space and that it will last for generations to come.
Accessible bathroom remodeling in Manitoba
Every project has its own unique challenges and complexities. However, with years of experience working with clients in accessible bathroom remodeling, we have developed a skill for this type of work. We have the tools and knowledge where we can meet every challenge with an on-time solution. Thus providing little interruption for our clients. Whilst fitting out their accessible washroom with quality safety features, we also have them looking stunning upon completion. It’s our attention to detail and knowledge of accessible washroom renovations that has kept our clients coming back to us time and again.
Shift Accessibility can assist you in choosing the right features and layout to improve safety and mobility in an accessible washroom. Our services are affordable and add value to your home. Feel free to contact us for a consultation and a quote.
Accessible washroom remodel before and after
Our renovations are guaranateed for safety
Our unique business of focusing primarily on accessible renovations lets us exceed in the industry. We take precedence in being the leaders in the accessibility construction industry. We do this by keeping our staff informed and trained with the current practices, codes and regulations. Such as, handicap toilet requirements, accessible toilet height, wheelchair accessible washroom dimensions, handicap bathroom layout. We are always in research to find new innovations in accessible products such as new wheelchair accessible toilet.
All of our practies are backed by leading accreditations and certificates in Canada for home builders and accessibility construction.
Recommendations from the professionals: occupational therapists
We have a skillful and adept knowledge of accessible washroom facilities. Therefore we can assess and build an effective home renovation for elderly. Although, to take our service to the next level, we work with occupational therapists. They help us determine the exact needs of the client by getting a complete assessment of their medical and physical condition. Thus we get expert and custom recommendations according to the mobility and needs of our clients.
Discover a More Accessible Home with Shift Accessibility
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