Accessible Design: Bathroom and Casita

The Casita

The Casita

 

 

There is an architectural movement afoot to create “Tiny Houses” with tidy footprints on the land and an ease on resources. Well thought out spaces where everything has a home is challenging and when a power wheelchair is involved, creating usable and easily accessible space, especially in a bathroom, can be formidable. We were called in by the owner/builders to consult on their “Tiny House” plans. What we arrived at is a very comfortable studio with a fully accessible bathroom. A well-designed walk-in tub, an easily usable sink in its dynamic cabinet and an accessible toilet, are all manageable while using wheeled mobility. A pocket door, intelligent storage, appropriate flooring and correct placement of furniture and fixtures have made this 225-square-foot Casita a perfect, easily-cared-for space.

The House

Zero clearance wide entry

Zero clearance wide entry

Tidy and roomy entry

Tidy and roomy entry

Well-placed furniture and storage

Well-placed furniture and storage

The Bathroom

Through the pocket door

Through the pocket door

Granite-covered vanity and accessible storage

Granite-covered vanity and accessible storage

Walk-in tub

Pleasant bathing in a walk-in tub