• Steps:

    1 Install mini-threshold water dam in shower for wheelchair access.
    2 Replace twist-handle faucets with faucets that have lever handles.
    3 Install shallower, but taller, pedestal sink for easier wheelchair access.
    4 Replace round doorknobs with easy-to-operate lever-style door handles.
    5 Attach adaptive levers to existing round doorknobs.
    6 Add grab bars to bath walls using specially designed hollow-wall anchors.
    • Difficulty: Easy
      depending on the complexity of the installation
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      Tools List

      • drill
        Drill/driver with carbide-tipped hole saw,
        used to install grab bar wall anchor
      • caulk gun
        Caulking gun with silicone sealant,
        used to install mini-threshold water dam
      • Phillips screwdriver
        Screwdriver
      • 30-foot tape measure
        Tape measure
      • needlenose pliers
        Pliers
      • adjustable wrench
        Adjustable wrench,
        to tighten compression fittings
      • basin wrench
        Basin wrench
        to install sink faucets

      Shopping List

      1. Mini-threshold water dam,
      used to make shower wheelchair accessible

      2. Single- or double-lever faucets,
      can be easily operated by

      3. Universal-design pedestal sink,
      features taller, but shallow basin

      4. Adaptive levers,
      can be added to round doorknobs for easier use

      5. Grab bars, for installation to bath walls