ADA Requirements While Renovating a Bathroom for a Disabled Person

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 includes specific guidelines for construction of accessible, or ADA-compliant, bathrooms. These design requirements must be met for most public and commercial bathrooms. 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 important to understand the guidelines so that the bathroom is safe and user-friendly for your loved one.

Home Remodeling Company

Make sure you find out if the home remodeling company that you are researching or interviewing is knowledgeable about the ADA requirements. They need to understand what needs to happen, is it to code, will it work for your disabled family member, are they experienced at ADA bathroom remodeling, etc.

Form and Function

When you have a specific need and requirement of an ADA bathroom, form and function play a huge roll. Not only should the bathroom be aesthetically pleasing in design and layout, it is a must to be experienced in the function of the layout, placement, height, regulations, etc. This is not a DIY project. It definitely will require a skill contractor that has experience in this area.


The home remodeling company should consider these items when renovating for an ADA bathroom:

  • Grab bars
  • Rotating space
  • Lavatory installation
  • Toilet access
  • Toilet stall
  • Mirror height
  • Hand dryer (if commercial property)

Local Code

Keep in mind that the local code authority may impose additional or modified requirements that must be followed, so it is important to verify local code rules prior to construction.

Don’t know how to move forward with an ADA bathroom in your home or business? Talk with a local Remodeling Contractor.

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