Powder Room Transformed For Accessibility

1970s West Linn Powder Room Becomes Accessible Bathroom

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West Linn Accessible Shower Drain Detail

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PROBLEMS: The 1970s home in West Linn had only a powder room on the main floor that showed its age. Forward-thinking homeowners requested a fully-accessible bathroom.

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS: Space for a roll-in shower was borrowed from an adjacent hallway.  Careful planning included a five-foot turning radius for a wheelchair, an open knee well in the lavatory cabinet, and offsetting the lavatory faucet so it will be easily accessible. Rich colors and beautiful tiles in an interesting pattern were used to make the remodeled bathroom feel welcoming and reassuring for the occupants while blending with the 1970s “earth tones.” ACCESSIBLE BATHROOMS DON’T HAVE TO BE UGLY AND “INDUSTRIAL”!

TESTIMONIAL: Diane helped us develop plans for remodeling 3 bathrooms in our 1970’s house. We chose her because her familiarity with accessible design. With a goal of “aging in place”, we wanted to expand our main floor powder room to include a curbless shower. In order to add this shower, we needed to reconfigure the whole bathroom as well as an adjoining hallway and our entry foyer.

There were many variables to consider given our existing space, accessibility goals, and our desire to create an aesthetically pleasing room. Diane drew up several options and patiently worked with us through multiple revisions. She was a good listener and incorporated everything we requested when making these revisions. Diane also helped us develop plans for two upstairs bathrooms including an expanded shower and a walk-in closet in the master bathroom.

After working with us through multiple revisions, Diane produced a comprehensive set of drawings showing the detailed space plan along with elevations from every angle and electrical diagrams.

Contractors who saw the plans said that Diane’s drawings are thorough and they would be able to work from her plans with no difficulty. We can’t wait to see these plans evolve into finished rooms!

Other rooms included in this project:
Master BathroomGuest Bathroom