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Housing: Bathroom

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Bathroom with shower stall and electric toiletAccessible bathroom in vacation home
A bathroom addition - summer cottage solution for wheelchair users
Bathroom with aquariumAccessible bathroom with aquarium
Being able to look at fish and listen to music passes the time in the bathroom
ShowerAccessible shower
Shower with custom-designed glass wall – appropriate for wheelchair users.
Shower stall with shower wall foldedAccessible shower stall
Shower stall with walls that open and rubber strip - suitable for wheelchair users
Suspended washbasinAdapted bathroom
Adapted bathroom in wood
Washbasin with hand shower and toiletAdapted bathroom
Adapted bathroom in vacation home
Toilet and washbasinAdapted bathroom
Well-functioning adapted bathroom suitable for wheelchair users.
Sink with lower cabinetsAdapted bathroom
Spacious bathroom adapted for a wheelchair user without any arm or hand function
User at washbasinAdapted bathroom
Adapted bathroom – suitable for a wheelchair user
Two sinks at different heightsAdapted bathroom
Spacious and well-planned adapted bathroom for a person who uses a wheelchair and the entire family
User seated on toiletAdapted bathroom
Space-saving interior of a bathroom for disabled people
Sink cabinet with shelves removed, doors openAdapted sink cabinet
Simple adapted sink cabinet – suitable for wheelchair users
Air freshener spray in plastic holderAir freshener spray
Air freshener spray can make it easier to accept help in intimate situations.
Wall-mounted grab bar next to shower chairAngled grab bar
Angled easy-grip grab bar – suitable in an adapted bathroom
Automatic wastebasketAutomatic bathroom wastebasket
Wastebasket opens without having to touch it – suitable for people with disabilities
Shower nozzle and hoseBathroom - shower handle
A long and stable shower hose together with a convenient shower nozzle - suitable for people who shower while sitting on a shower chair
Wall-mounted bathroom cabinet with turning space belowBathroom cabinet in adapted bathroom
A wall-hung CD cabinet works well as a bathroom cabinet in tight spaces
Whirlpool tubBathroom in wheelchair accessible single-story home
Bathroom with ceiling lift and whirlpool tub
Fabric storage device with multiple pocketsBathroom storage
Practical storage for persons with limited reach or who use a wheelchair
Elevated toilet and wash basinBathroom with elevated toilet and sliding door
Sliding doors save room in tight spaces, appropriate for wheelchair users
BathtubBathtub in adapted bathroom
Ordinary bathtub in adapted bathroom – a possibility for people with disabilities
Large plastic bag suspended from ceiling lift hangerCeiling lift in bathroom
Used not only as an aid for transfers, but also as an assistive device to enable high quadriplegics to wash.
Corner shower with doors closedCorner shower with folding doors
Shower stall that frees up space in bathroom - suitable for people who drive wheelchairs and need maneuvering space
BathtubCustom-built bathtub in larch wood
Larch wood bathtub with broad edge to help with transfers and stops for the feet; suitable for people with disabilities
Suspended washbasinCustom-built, suspended washbasin
Practical and aesthetic solution for washbasin that works for wheelchair users with impaired balance.
Storage unit with drawer pulled outEasily accessible mobile storage unit
A storage unit on castors can be used to keep many items organized and easily accessible, even for wheelchair users
Cinderella electric toiletElectric incinerating toilet
The electric toilet is a good alternative for a vacation home - suitable for wheelchair users
Electric toothbrush in holder attached to the side of the wash basinElectric toothbrush
Electric toothbrush attached to the side of the wash basin
Elevated toilet seatElevated toilet seat
Stable elevated toilet seat appropriate for heavy people with physical disabilities.
Elevated toilet seatElevated toilet seat
An elevated toilet seat makes it easier for wheelchair users to transfer to and from the toilet.
Toilet with reinforcement behind water reservoirExtra support for toilet chair
Reinforced water reservoir extends life span of toilet chair used by persons who drive a wheelchair and have poor balance
Shower stall with glass doors closedGuest bathroom with accessible shower stall
Shower stall with folding walls, without plinth
Hand shower with on/off button on handleHand shower
Hand shower at wash basin
Mobile shower and toilet chair, Aquatec OceanMobile shower/toilet chair on casters
Combined shower and toilet chair on castors
Bathroom cabinet - shelf sideRotating bathroom cabinet with mirror
Practical space-saving rotating bathroom cabinet, with mirror, shelves and open floor space – suitable for wheelchair users
Shallow washbasinShallow washbasin with counterspace
A shallow washbasin works well for wheelchair users with limited reach
Shower baskets on wall of showerShower basket with suction cups
Practical organizer for shower accessories – suitable for people with disabilities
Shower chair with customized armrestShower chair with customized armrest
Appropriate for persons who do not have arm or hand function.
Shower chair with soft back and swinging armrestShower chair with soft back and swinging armrest
A small shower chair that helps maintain balance.
Shower stall with doorsShower stall with doors
Shower stall with doors that seal directly against the floor is a good solution for wheelchair users.
Two sinks installed at different heightsSink at different heights
Placement of sink and drawers in adapted bathroom
Sliding door to bathroomSliding door to bathroom
Sliding doors save space and are suitable for wheelchair users.
Shower chair Rufus with Roho cushionSmall chair for shower with armrest and back
Space-saving solution for persons with high spinal cord injuries who have a ceiling lift in the bathroom.
Shower area with glass wall and shower curtainsSpacious bathroom accessible to the entire family
Spacious bathroom - suitable for persons who need assistance in order to shower
Extra washbasin next to toiletSpecially designed washbasin
Pull-out washbasin next to toilet chair for convenient toileting for people with disabilities
User dries floorSqueegee with short handle
Squeegee and sloping bathroom floor make it easier to wipe dry after a shower - suitable for wheelchair users
Storage unit on castersStorage unit on casters
Practical portable open storage unit in bathroom
Toilet chair that is 7 cm shorterToilet chair that is 7 cm shorter
Solution for modified bathroom with crowded space.
Elevated toiletToilet facilities with elevated toilet
Elevated toilet facilitates transfers for wheelchair users
Toilet with folding armrestToilet in adapted bathroom
Wall-mounted toilet with folding armrest – suitable for wheelchair users
Toilet with Top FuturaToilet seat with flush function
Toilet seat that facilitates bathroom visits and personal hygiene for persons with impaired hand function
Towel rack with pivoting armsTowel rack with pivoting arms
Space-saving towel rack for many towels
Bathtub with ordinary chair next to itTransfer from wheelchair to bathtub
Transfer to bathtub using an ordinary chair
User on stool next to the bathtubTransfer to whirlpool bath
- an option for wheelchair users with strong arms
“Rufus” Shower stoolTransfers between wheelchair and shower stool
The wheelchair is locked to the shower stool for secure transfers.
Wall-mounted bathroom cabinetWall-mounted bathroom cabinet
Wall-mounted bathroom cabinet for easier cleaning.
User next to her wall-mounted shower chairWall-mounted shower chair
Stable, convenient and space-saving shower chair – suitable for wheelchair users
Pressalit shower stool with backrest and armrestWall-mounted shower stool with armrest
Stable wall-mounted shower stool for easy transfers with sliding board
Wall-mounted soap dispenserWall-mounted soap dispenser
Easy-to-use soap dispenser – appropriate for persons with impaired hand function
Cut-out sectionWashbasin cabinet in adapted bathroom
Washbasin cabinet with curtain and shelf with cut-out section make it easier for wheelchair users to come close and maintain balance
Washbasin and bathroom cabinetWashbasin in adapted bathroom
Built-in washbasin with easily accessible low bathroom cabinets – suitable for wheelchair users
User by wastebasket with swing-top lidWastebasket with swing-top lid
- suitable for wheelchair users
Toilet and shower with window protected by clear curtainWheelchair accessible bathroom
Curtain in front of the window at the shower protects the window from moisture - an option to have an open shower area next to a window
Whirlpool tub with ceiling liftWhirlpool tub
A hot bath can help persons who find it difficult to stay warm and have problems with spasticity