Accessible Amenities

As you all know, I am not one to share too many details of my personal life on the blog, just my personal design style. However, today I want to end the week on a personal note. There is a dear family friend who is faced with creating a bathroom that is wheelchair accessible. It doesn’t sound timeless, trendy, or chic, but it is a reality. A reality that many people face. Just because you have a disability, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice good taste. While I would love to see some of my favorite designers create handicap accessible homes, those often don’t make the pages of interior publications.

I found a few favorites that were beautifully finished. I recognize that this may not interest most of you, and it certainly didn’t interest our family friend until this was the only option she was given. It is a harsh and sad reality, but I think all of us can look on the bright side of tragedy. No matter your ability, budget, or space- you can make it chic, beautiful, and inspiring.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend! See you back here Monday!

“Attacking people with disabilities is the lowest display of power I can think of.”

-Morgan Freeman

Zen open handicap bathroom via Houzz

via Houzz

Essex TV house via HGTV

Contemporary Handicap Bathroom via Pinterest

Handicap bathroom JandBseo

Open and clean hanicap bathroom design

Marble and contrasting handicap bathroom

Large Handicap bathroom with gray and brown via Houzz

Handicap bathroom via Houzz

A gorgeous marble tile and gray glass handicap bathroom

Handicap bathroom via Homealk

Clean and white handicap bathroom

Photo sources: Houzz, Pinterest, HGTV, JandBSEO

7 thoughts on “Accessible Amenities

  1. Thank you for sharing such lovely universal design pictures. Both of my parents were in a wheelchair and needed to make home modifications because of it. It can be very disheartening to have to make such changes but the pictures you chose show how beautiful your home can still be.

  2. All of these bathrooms are beautiful and I hope your friend finds inspiration in them. My grandmother had polio and was in a wheelchair from the time my mother was 4 yrs old. Every time we moved, she moved, and redoing the bathroom was the first thing. We changed the sinks, toilet, added grip bars, turned tubs into showers…in others words, a total redo. Those were the days.

  3. I’m new to your blog and I’m enjoying your content. These bathrooms are gorgeous whether they are handicap friendly or not. I love the clean lines and the open space. And frankly we can’t get away from aging. Some of us are just closer to it than others. I’m so glad you posted these photos. Keep them coming.

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