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What are some ADA bathroom layouts?

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One way to lay out an ADA-compliant bathroom is to situate a lean sink counter with a rectangular sink strategically placed near a shower stall, as shown on Houzz.com. Instead of a wide cabinet underneath, storage is confined to two open cabinets, making it easy to reach for towel and bathroom supplies. This layout also features an open shower stall with optional pull-down seating.

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Another layout that resembles a public bathroom design splits the room into two separate areas. The first area has a traditional sink and counter over a multiple-drawer wood cabinet. A wall and door separates this area from the toilet and small open shower. The door allows for additional privacy.

In many ADA-compliant designs, space is more of a factor than privacy, as shown by the Houzz.com examples. For instance, a white bathroom has lots of open space for a wheelchair to move directly to the toilet sitting against the rear wall. A heavy-duty steel bar sits next to the toilet to aid in getting on and off. Opposite the sink area is another open space that holds glass shelving. Homespun bathroom layouts feature a large open shower area with smaller, separate spaces for the toilet and sink areas.

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