Miscellaneous ADA Bathroom Building Codes โ˜˜ Make Your Bathroom Safe for Seniors โ˜˜ Hoey Team โ˜˜ eXp Realty โ˜˜ SRESAgent.Com โ˜˜

Dated: September 9 2019

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Keeping the toilet, the clearances as well as the door opening aside, there are several other factors which you need to consider if you wish to get proper results.

There are a lot of other factors like mirrors, shelves, and closets which you can take care for better results.

Here are some tips for them.


Mirrors are always essential in any bathroom remodeling. It lets you see and even do miscellaneous activities like trimming or even cleaning. So make sure that you follow a better guideline for choosing the perfect mirror for your bathroom.

1. The mirrors must be at least 40 inches above the floor. In any bathroom, the primary reason to install it is to observe the face as well as the hair. So make sure that you put the mirror at a certain height which shows your face and hair.

2. Coming to the height of the mirror, it must be at least 74 inches from the floor. This is because 74 inches is a standard height for covering your entire face and hair. For seniors, it is a must-follow the guideline.

3. Use a Light just above the Mirror. Even if your bathroom has enough light, it is always important to install another right above the mirror. This helps every senior person to view the face and the hair.

4. Make the Mirror a little Magnifying. It is always better to choose a mirror which is delicate and magnifying especially for seniors. It gives you the option to make things clearly visible and always beneficial to use.


Installing Coat Hooks and Shelves in a bathroom may eat up some space if you have a compact design. However, it is essential to install Coat Hooks and Shelves because it allows you to store so many accessories. Here are some guidelines that you can follow.

1. The minimum height of installing shelves from the floor must be 9 inches. If it is at the base, it becomes more difficult to grab an item from the shelves. Seniors with lower back pain will find it easier to pick up items from this space.

2. The maximum height of shelves must be around 48 inches. This mark is good for getting the items from the shelves from both a sitting position and a standing position. So make sure that you use this height to get a good advantage.

3. The shelves must be installed at a distance of 21 inches from any position. Being too close to the body may make the bathroom look more compact. You may skip a shelf cover if you have low space in the bathroom.

4. The shelves must have at least 3 rows. This makes it easier to organize the items properly and use them without scrambling. You can place equal row height for the small utensils and keep the larger bottles at the top.


Installing proper water closets means that you can have the essential items just around the toilet seats. It is very necessary to have a proper Water Closets & Toilet Compartment just to get the things in a reach. So make sure to follow the guidelines for this.

1. The center line of the closet should be around 16 inches to 18 inches in total. You can use the nearest side wall for installing the shelves. This helps to get the things within reach.

2. The closet must be arranged in a left hand or a right-hand approach. This is because it allows the user to easily pick up items from the shelves according to the convenience. So make sure that it is adjacent to the toilet as well.

3. The clearance should be from 56 inches to 60 inches. This allows the closet door to be easily opened. You can keep it quite perpendicular to the rear wall. This is because it will allow you to get the right door opening space.


Apart from the surface, toilet seats, the ADA guidelines, and the clearance, there are some other things present as well which you can concentrate upon. Here are some tips that you can follow to make your bathroom more convenient for seniors.

  • Install Skid Mats everywhere
  • Provide Grips in every Wall
  • Install more frictional Tiles
  • Increase the number of Lights
  • Keep a medical kit in Shelves
  • Immediately Fix Leaks in the Bathroom
  • Install Fold able Seats
  • Install walk-in Tubs


If you are willing to refurbish your bathroom, you need to understand what the requirement that seniors have is.

Following the ADA guidelines will give you a proper idea on how to remodel Your Bathroom for Seniors Safety.

But if you want to know the best ways to do it, this guide will help you to understand what you need to do.

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