Bathroom / September 4, 2018 / Sadie Brumfield
That could mean expanding the current bathroom you have, or simply rearranging it so it works better for someone who needs more space in which to maneuver. No matter which you choose, adequate clearance is essential. It is not just about getting a wheelchair into the space, but about having enough room to transfer to the toilet and tub or shower, as well as turning around without hitting walls.
Not all bathroom doors are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair or a walker. Most will allow for what is called a transfer or transport chair, but that is not the same. Even with a transport chair, you would need someone to wheel you around. A traditional wheelchair, on the other hand, allows the user to move and steer themselves using arm strength.