Robin Stancliff photo credits. My client’s main focus for this bathroom was to create a wheelchair accessible shower while
maintaining a unique and rustic visual appeal. When we received this project, the majority of the
bathroom had already been destroyed, and the new vanity was already in place. Our main
contribution was the new ADA accessible shower. We decided to keep the Saltillo tile and brick
wall in the bathroom to keep some of the original Southwestern charm of the home, and create
a stone flooring for the base of the shower. By mixing a variety of colored stones and creating a
stone detail up the side of the shower, we were able to add a modern and fresh touch to the
shower. Aside from the stone detail, the sides of the shower are made up of rustic wood-look
porcelain which fits the overall aesthetic of the bathroom while still being easy to clean. To
accommodate a wheelchair, the shower is 5’ by 5’ with a 3’ door. The handheld bar at the back
of the shower is an ADA compliant bar which has levers so it can be easily maneuvered.
Overall, we aimed to create a sturdy structure for the shower that would hold up to various
disability needs while still remaining chic. By adding rustic details and thoughtful ADA compliant
components, this shower is useful and attractive.