Universal Design for Better Living The Essential Bathroom, May 2004

(2004) Universal Design for Better Living The Essential Bathroom, May 2004. Iowa State University


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An easy-living home requires a full-sized bathroom on the main level. Family members will appreciate the extra space and guests of all ages and abilities will feel more welcome. At a minimum, you’ll need a five foot circle of open floor space for maneuvering a wheelchair between bathroom fixtures. A small powder room won’t work for guests who use walkers or wheelchairs. A shower stall—with no curb to step over—is more convenient than a tub for most guests. Make sure the doorway opening for the bathroom is at least 32 inches wide (preferably 36 inches). Universal design features, such as these, make homes better for everyone.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Bathroom, Universal Design
Subjects: Land use, development, and construction > Construction
ID Code: 3632
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 23 May 2006
Last Modified: 23 May 2006
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/3632

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