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Choosing Universal-Design Bath Fixtures

This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Tretheway, host Kevin O'Connor and architect Denis Pratt discuss ways to add universal-design fixtures to your home.


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.