Creating Accessibility for Kids in the Bathroom to Build Independence
When the Young/Hom family came to us to remodel two of their bathrooms, one of their biggest goals was to make their son’s bathroom more accessible. They wanted to give their four year old more access to the sink, towel bar, and storage so that he could feel more independent.
We had a great time working with the entire family throughout the process! Since finishing the projects, they were kind enough to send us this great story about their experience with One Week Bath.
One Week Bath comes highly recommended from my colleague when we were deciding to remodel two of our bathrooms. My colleague, a dermatologist, was so impressed by his experience with One Week Bath that he couldn’t stop saying good things about it.
We had already remodeled our kitchen five years ago and our stairwell a year ago, both projects ran over-budget and dragged on for months. Consequently, we are wary of initiating another remodeling project. Our original bathrooms were built in the 1970’s. The look was out-dated, and the lighting was inadequate. We had several goals in mind with the remodeling project–to maximize the use of space and to allow more natural light into the shower stall. The old shower stall was also cramped, making showering challenging.
The initial design consultation with Matt revealed his depth of knowledge and experience. His attention to detail is astonishing. He made several crucial suggestions that paid tremendous dividends in the final remodel.
Matt suggested to replace the existing vanity counter in the master bathroom to one that is shallower, which yielded more floor space in the bathroom. This has a significant impact in the remodeled master bathroom, making the entire room feel more spacious. Replacing the existing recess lighting in the master bathroom also improved the ambiance of the room at night.
We decided to knock down the dividing shower wall and replaced it with all glass partition. This allowed more light into the shower stall and also gave us several inches of space inside the shower. Having more elbow room in the stall makes showering a pleasure.
Most importantly, Matt’s design idea for my son’s bathroom gave my four-year-old son more independence. Navigating in the more spacious new bathroom, my son is able to use the bathroom all by himself. He is able to wash his hands, reach the towel rack, the soap, the vanity storage area without our assistance. Not only does this design free up our time, it also gives him great pride to be able to do things on his own. In fact, he really takes ownership of the bathroom because he participated in the design process. My son picked out the paint color for his own bathroom, and he loves the fact that his opinion matters.
Matt’s crew is equally impressive. Richie and his team always works with the highest professionalism. He is always mindful of the cleanliness of the surrounding during the remodeling, and the crew is courteous. The city inspector delayed the project by three days, at which time I thought the prospect of the remodeling finishing on-time is impossible. However, Richie and his crew were able to complete the project on-time. The workmanship is top-notch. I am quite obsessive about small details, and the end product even surpasses my expectation.
I told all my family and friends about my amazing experience with One Week Bath. Matt and his company forever changed my perception about contractors and what is possible in a remodeling project.