Bathroom Remodeling: A New Tub or Towel Rack Can Boost Accessibility and ValueBy Blaustone, Jan; Quest, Vol. 12, No. 2
Publication Date: March/April 2005
Article discusses home bathroom modifications that can improve accessibility and boost home value. Modifications are discussed for the following bathroom appliances: (1) bathtubs, (2) showers (3) faucets, and (4) commodes. Depending upon disability, bathtubs can be adjusted and/or replaced to add size, therapeutic jets, and alternative access features such as cutouts. Showers can be modified to include hand-held shower heads, grab bars, and roll-in access, while faucets can be fitted with anti-scald valves and no-hands sensors. Most of the options in terms of commodes depend upon what type of flush is preferred, as gravity, pressure-assist, or power assist models are available. A list of manufacturers who specialize in bathroom modifications is provided.
Published by: Muscular Dystrophy Association (Website:http://www.mdausa.org)
Link to text: http://mda.org/publications/Quest/q122bathrooms.html