Incorporating Universal Design into the Bathroom

The Baby Boomer generation is aging signaling an increasing need for homes, services and products that cater to their lifestyle. The majority of this population would prefer to age in place rather than relocating to a nursing home or assisted living facility leaving a pertinent need to remodel the existing housing stock or build new residences that incorporate universal design to minimize injury and ease everyday tasks. Designing a bathroom with universal design principles affords privacy, comfort, safety and independence in an aesthetically pleasing environment.