We are always on the lookout for bathrooms that look great, are easy to use and improve bathroom safety for everyone. We love window shopping and seeing photos of the great spaces builders, remodelers and designers create. And, we like getting inspiration from their work. Not to mention, it is fun to look!
Here are 6 inspirational aging in place bathrooms we’ve recently found that we really liked. There are great universal design aspects to each – all of the aesthetics with some of the function we need in late life. Not all of the bathrooms are entirely designed for aging in place, but each one has lovely and smart features that can be used as you plan or begin your aging in place bathroom remodel – or if you just want a little envious peek at these functional, beautiful bathrooms. Click on images for larger size.
Tier1 Group LLC
With wheelchair access in mind, this gorgeous bathroom boasts many universal design elements including a barrier-free shower, hand held showerhead, built-in shower bench, grab bars, roll under sink and low shelves for easy access storage.
Jodi Foster Design + Planning
Oak Bay, British Columbia
A beautiful use of marble anchors this bathroom and provides a “camouflage” of the aging in place elements including easy to reach storage cabinets, barrier free shower with hand held showerhead, grab bars and a roll under sink.
L. Evans Design Group, Inc.
West Linn, Oregon
The backsplash is what initially caught our eyes with this bathroom, but with a closer look, we loved the barrier free shower and unique vanity with low “sunken” cabinets to allow wheelchair access.
Melton Design Build
Another nice use of tile moves this border throughout the bathroom right to the barrier free shower. “D” style cabinet pulls and grab bars blend in with the decor, and the space under the cabinet allows someone to walk (or roll) right up to it instead of having to reach over the counter.
Ann Marie Baranowski Architect PLLC
New York, NY
The simple, clean lines really make this a pretty space. The best parts of this bathroom are the barrier free shower, plenty of lighting (we love the unique lighting above), low countertops and reachable storage.
Aging in Place Remodeling
San Diego, California
We loved how this remodel transformed the feel of this once closed in bathroom. Now, with a new walk-in tub and glass step-in shower with grab bars, there is a lot of natural light and the feel of a larger space.