A redesigned bath caters to a client
with multiple sclerosis and his wife
ABOVE The larger 36-in.-wide
shower allows for a wheelchair
and an assistant, and the
smaller vanity size makes
room for access to the toilet.
BY ERINN WALDO
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - it's one of those mystery
diseases that changes lives and how a home is lived
in.The client of designer Alisa Hofmann of Oakland, Calif.-based Design Set Match was found
dealing with both the disease and living with an
outdated bathroom completely unsuited for both
him and his wife.
"Not only was it ugly, but it wasn't very user
friendly," said Hofmann.
SMALL BUT FLEXIBLE SPACES
For the husband, his disease causes problems with
mobility, flexibility and reach. His wife will need to
assist her husband if necessary, but she also would
need to use the bathroom personally.
"That's what universal design is - making it
work for people of different heights and dif-
ferent abilities, as well as being aesthetically
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