Bathroom Remodeling for Accessibility, Toronto
After seeking help from M&B Construction Specialist & Project Manager, Riza Bildik, clients sat down to discuss their ideas.
Aside from accessibility, the couple wanted to create a modern space that was functional without being obvious that it was designed to accommodate a disability.
It was also decided that the couple would need a level entry shower, which allowed easy access for the client while also keeping the bathroom appealing to possible buyers in the future. Once the design had been determined, M&B transferred the ideas into a concept which allowed the couple to see exactly what their bathroom would look like and make changes if needed.
“Level entry shower systems are the most expensive to create. Therefore, the concept design was a vital element to ensure all of the desired elements came together resulting in a smooth path to obtaining a code of compliance certificate.” After the couple were able to see exactly how their design would look. The renovation process began. Tiles were the first deciding factor in the project.
A textured, non-slip tile was chosen from local supplier Reptiles, for the floor and a gloss tile on the walls to provide a reflection and a sense of a bigger space.
One of the more challenging elements of the renovation was cutting through the concrete floor.
“We had to cut out a 1500 x 950mm x 40mm deep section into the floor to accommodate the preformed Marmox level entry shower tray,” Riza says. “Using the Marmox tray was the best method to get the correct fall for the water to drain in the shower. We also had to cut some new channels in the concrete floor for the new bath and vanity locations.”
To get the best of both worlds, the shower was fitted with a ceiling mounted rain-head and diverter which added a stylish sense of quality to the room. The fixtures blend in well and could almost be confused for towel rails, giving the client the aids he needs while keeping the room looking contemporary.