Getting your home ready for a disabled family member to move in can be a daunting task. You will want to consider the specific needs of the loved one moving in, so they will be comfortable. Not to mention, you will also want to be compliant with ADA requirements. But just what are they, and how do you know if your home is up to code?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) includes specific guidelines for constructing accessible or ADA-compliant bathrooms. In commercial and public restrooms, these requirements are non-negotiable. However, they can also serve as a general guide for safe, user-friendly, accessible design when ADA compliance is not required.
When you are building or renovating a bathroom in your home, specifically for a disabled family member, it is essential to understand the guidelines so that the restroom is safe and user-friendly for your loved one.
If you have decided to attempt partial or full ADA compliance, there are a few things you should do. Ensure the home remodeling company you are researching or interviewing is knowledgeable about the ADA requirements. They need to understand what needs to happen in the remodel; is it to code, will it work for your disabled family member, and will it work for the rest of the home design?
When you have a specific need and requirement for an ADA bathroom, form and function play a considerable role. Not only should the bathroom be aesthetically pleasing in design and layout, but it is also must be functional in the arrangement, placement, height, regulations, etc.
Please note, this is not a DIY project. It definitely will require a skilled contractor that has experience in this area. That said, here are a few of the things you and the home remodeling company should consider.
The home remodeling company should consider these items when renovating for an ADA bathroom.
Keep in mind that the local code authority may impose additional or modified requirements, so it is crucial to verify local code rules before construction begins. Your home remodeling company should check that for you. But, it is always good to remind them.
Don’t know how to move forward with an ADA bathroom in your home or business? Talk with a local Remodeling Contractor.
Georgia Home Remodeling is a Gwinnett-based remodeling and renovation contractor company that has been serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1991. Initially created by company founder and president Chris Allen as a small painting company, GHR has since grown into a full-service custom remodeling and home renovation provider.
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From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous, and communicative, and will always do precisely what we promise to do at the price we quoted.
We are a fully licensed and insured home renovation contractor, and our diverse and experienced crews include carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialists, and HVAC professionals. Company president Chris Allen, who oversees and manages each GHR job, is also a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Lead Carpenter, and Certified Remodeler.
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