Bathroom Safety & Accessibility

Handicapped Bathroom Remodel, Hickory NC

Hiring the wrong contractor for your bathroom to remodel might turn into a living nightmare. Everyone needs a map before embarking on a remodeling project, but those who are unfamiliar with ADA compliance should especially have a guide. Even though our Freedom Showers staff can help you find any accessible bathroom equipment you could possibly want, you will still need to hire a professional to set up your new shower, grab bars, and/or bathtub after it has arrived at your home.

Almost any plumber or contractor should be able to set up our accessible goods for you. Although, if you’ve never hired a contractor before, this process may seem daunting. The good news is that we have some suggestions to assist you to locate the ideal candidate.

You should verify that the contractor you employ possesses the appropriate local licenses before working with them. Verify the company’s license number and make sure it jibes with your state and local laws. Despite how much it would save you to hire the nephew of your next-door neighbor or a family member, chances are high that they are not in the construction business or have much experience if they are not licensed. There are situations when this works out, but the vast majority of the time it leads to costly repairs from improper installations.

The National Association of Home Builders is a highly regarded trade group on a national scale. In addition to being included in the directory, members are given access to the latest industry news, resources, and connections. If your builder is a member of the NAHB, you can trust that they are committed to staying on the cutting edge of their field.

Certified Accessibility Professionals in the Construction Industry (CAPS) are contractors that have successfully completed training and education programs tailored to the unique requirements and difficulties of universal design and the aging-in-place movement. They know what will work for you in the long run, unlike contractors who don’t have that accreditation. They also understand the local ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations. This means they have experience installing similar devices and can advise you on the best and most up-to-date options.

The best contracting firms will have recent client references and examples of their previous work available for inspection. Don’t forget to check in with a few of those references, and if at all possible, visit a recent job site that’s a good fit. Make sure you’re comfortable working with your contractor. No need to become best friends, but you should feel comfortable enough to ask questions and discuss concerns with the persons working in your home.

Bathroom Safety

Most persons who have disabilities place a high value on continuing to exercise their individual agency and freedom. Having that much sought-after autonomy is made possible by a handicap-accessible lavatory. It makes it easier for caregivers to get around and aid patients. However, this does not imply that the bathroom will be lacking in elegance. With the help of our designers, you may get the luxurious bathroom of your dreams, complete with all the necessary accessible amenities. Design that serves a purpose can also be aesthetically pleasing.

There are some must-haves for handicapped-accessible lavatories. Elderly and disabled persons alike place a premium on being able to move around the room with ease, stay safe from harmful falls, and use mobility aids like wheelchairs and walkers if necessary.

Though the specifics of your accessible bathroom requirements will vary based on your own situation and the nature of your impairment, there are a few items that can be included to guarantee a stylish and functional space.

Invest in first-rate service so that you can use your new handicapped-accessible bathroom as soon as possible. An extensive bathroom remodel requires skilled plumbers, electricians, and woodworkers. If you hire a local general contractor to oversee the job, you can rest assured that everyone on the construction crew will be working toward the same goals. This is of utmost importance when designing a restroom for people with disabilities.

Carolina Custom Tub and Shower is a great option if you need a general contractor in North Carolina to create a bathroom that is accessible to those with special needs. View our gallery of completed bathroom makeovers and get in touch with us now to discuss your project. We are excited to get started on designing a bathroom that will make your life easier and more lovely.