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Universal Design for Faucets and Toilets

May 17th, 2012 Posted in Universal Design

Continuing from the last blog entry, here are more suggestions for Ageing in Place and Universal Designs for your bathroom.

Most toilets range from 14 to 16 inches high (floor to seat height.). ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Toilets are between 16.5 and 18 inches high. Even though there is only a couple of inches difference, it can make the toilet easier and safer to use. Elongated bowel shapes, rather than round bowel shapes are also something to consider for comfort. Grab bars should also be installed next to and/or behind the toilet. Again, installing blocking in wall framing for support for the grab bars should be considered ahead of time. ( see previous blog entry)

Most healthy people don’t even think twice about turning on a faucet, but if you have arthritis for example, this seemingly simple task can be difficult. Single lever or touch faucets are much easier to use than two faucet handles that have to be turned.


This Delta Touch Technology faucet can be turned on and off with a touch. It also has a single lever for ease of use.

These are just a few of the numerous products and design options to consider and our designers can help you with these important considerations.

  1. One Response to “Universal Design for Faucets and Toilets”

  2. By Kathleen on May 21, 2012

    The delta pilar touch faucet is really amazing by just touching anywhere on its spout or handle it turn off and turn on. Having that feature in your faucet will stop the spread of bacteria in the kitchen.

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