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Universal Design

Handicap-Accessible Bathroom
Debunks the Sterility Myth
The owners of this 1990s home in Austin desired a wheelchair-accessible,
second-story master bathroom - complete with durable finishes that were
also warm and inviting. Mark Evans with CG&S Design Build, who has also
been retained to universally renovate the couple's kitchen, used the existing
bathroom footprint but completely gutted it during the two-month project.

"My clients' immediate needs included a roll-in shower for two, his and
hers vanities - his with room for a wheelchair - and a toilet room with a
wider doorway," said Evans. "They are now enjoying the ease of mobility,
improved lighting and updated finishes."

Accessibility and Aesthetic Needs Addressed
As it was also important to the couple that the bathroom be visually
pleasing, Evans incorporated several design elements into the project
that fulfilled this desire. All of the fixtures in the bathroom match the
bronze grab bars, which he says are more attractive these days. Natural
stone was used to dress up the tub, and a custom granite tub deck by
Architectural Tile and Stone flows seamlessly through to the bench in
the shower. Evans said he used lots of glass in the space for an open
feel, which can be seen in the shower doors and ample windows that
let in lots of natural light.
As the toilet is located in its own private room, Evans made the doorway wider and installed grab bars in the space. The shower is curbless

This 1990s bathroom received a
wheelchair-accessible design
that included wider doorways,
a curbless shower and improved
lighting, including ample natural
light that comes in through the
multiple windows and vanity
light sconces by Hubbardton.

Multiple bronze grab bars in
the bathroom match all of the
fixtures, and the granite tub deck
flows into the bench in the shower,
which features hand-held and
fixed showerheads by Delta.
Photography by Tommy Kile

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KBB - March 2014
Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Industry Viewpoint
Dealer Dish
Universal Design
Solutions
Trends
KBIS 2014 and Design & Construction Week
Products
Design
Ocean Oasis
Coastal kitchen acquires more space and customization
There and Back
Last Word
KBB - March 2014 - Intro
KBB - March 2014 - KBB - March 2014
KBB - March 2014 - Cover2
KBB - March 2014 - 1
KBB - March 2014 - Contents
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KBB - March 2014 - Online Contents
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KBB - March 2014 - Editor’s Note
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KBB - March 2014 - Show Director’s Note
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KBB - March 2014 - People & Places
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KBB - March 2014 - Industry Viewpoint
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KBB - March 2014 - Dealer Dish
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KBB - March 2014 - Universal Design
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