Building our new home was
a dream come true. We loved the
quality products we found at
Frank Webb's Bath Center.

Patty P.
Williston, VT
ADA, Standards for Accessible Design

ADA / Accessible Living

Every Customer Counts...

Jacqueline Dobson
Founder and Senior Designer
Solutions for Accessibility

  

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"I have been specializing in residential accessible design for 25 years, and this is the first resource in New England that affords my clients the opporturnity to actually see the products I specify in their bath designs. Until now, though I would make recommendations for products to meet their specific needs, we could generally only review the products in catalogs. I am thrilled to have a resource like Frank Webb's Bath Center. It makes such a difference for my clients to visit a beautiful showroom,actually see and touch the products that we've discussed, and to talk to the showroom team about their plans. We all work together and it makes a huge difference."


Frank Webb's Bath Centers' new 2000-square-foot
Accessible Living Bath Design Center in Methuen.

As Featured In:

Kitchen & Bath News - December 2008 Remodeling - December 2008

The premise is simple: You don't have to sacrifice style when creating a bath for a person requiring accessible living features. This is at the heart of Frank Webb's Bath Centers' new 2000-square-foot Accessible Living Bath Design Center in Methuen.

In the past the bath industry thought of 'handicapped bathrooms' and wheelchair access, and this view was reflected in a narrow line of industrial-looking products that were chosen solely out of necessity, leaving limited options for the consumer.

Today there is a drive for more choices and more options. When you look at the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and a growing population of baby boomers who are looking at aging in place for their parents and themselves, the world changes. This generation expects more options and a higher level of aesthetics and we have created those choices in the Accessible Living Bath Design Center.

While companies like American Standard, Toto and Jacuzzi have created attractive comfort-height toilets and walk-in tubs, we have taken it a step further. In addition to simply showing available product options, we have created bathrooms that take mainstream products and show how they can be adapted to meet accessible living needs. The Accessible Living Bath Center is a catalyst for new thinking, better design and solving people's challenges.

The Frank Webb's Accessible Living Bath Center showcases baths with hands-free faucets, a double-vanity where the right side has storage below the countertop and the left side leaves room for knees to fit underneath, and a removable shower seat. There are displays that show new tile shower designs that have slanted floors and drainage that do not require a lip (or curb) for someone to step over.

The Accessible Living Bath Center is a resource center for people to think about accessible living products in a much more elegant way. We encourage our customers to work with a knowledgeable architect, designer or contractor to make sure that the products we provide work on the installation end to provide the bathroom you imagine."

Baby boomers have embraced the concept of "aging in place", planning to remain in their own homes as they reach their senior years. For five informative ways to begin planning an accessible bath, go to our Aging In Place page.


Planning considerations for individuals requiring assistance with accessibility

Clearance

Consider door opeings and turning space.

Storage

Consider balancing access and convenience for storage.


Heights

Consider grab bar heights and control placement.

Grab Bars

Consider placement, length and anchoring.


Contact Us today to make an appointment with one of our Frank Webb's Bath Center specialists.