Bathroom / September 4, 2018 / Romina Doran
A large closet can also be part of a bathroom conversion, if there is enough room. But keep in mind that the first floor bathroom must be accessible, and that means a bigger space that can accommodate a walker or a wheelchair. With a larger space, your first floor bathroom will be much safer and easier to use as you age. Stepping in and out of the bathtub is not an issue for most younger people, but it may be riskier as you age.
Fortunately, it is not generally that hard to widen a bathroom door. Unless it is located right up against a wall where things really can not be moved, you should be able to expand it a few inches and allow for the level of clearance you need. Which side of the door you expand does not matter. The key is getting the door frame the exact right size so that the door will close properly.