As I have stated in previous articles, I’ve been happy to see a trend toward curbless (roll-in) showers in a lot of new designs. For designers and owners, curbless showers have a cleaner lines and give an open feel to the bathroom. They also happen to be wheelchair accessible. Today I’m going to feature two more bathrooms that were not designed for people with a disability but have accessible and stylish curbless showers. These bathrooms were designed by San Francisco architectural firm At-Six Architecture.
If you like scenic views and are not the shy type, then this first bathroom might be for you. The floor to ceiling window gives a great view of the surrounding land. However even though it appears to be high up, people in those houses below could go all Rear Window with some binoculars! Accessibility wise the shower floor is flush with bathroom floor and there is a hand held shower. The shower head comes away from the wall and shoots the water straight down. The bamboo and white surfaces contrast and play well with the darker colors of the glass tile and floor. The vanity and toilet are not accessible and the shower would need grab bars to be completely accessible. But this shower and it’s style can be used to inspire other spaces that are meant to be fully accessible.
The next bathroom is similar in color scheme of the first bathroom and also has a roll-in shower. Although the space in this bathroom is much larger and allows turning space. The other cool feature of this bathroom are the sliding glass doors between it and the bedroom. This eliminates door swing issues and looks pretty cool. Again this bathroom is not fully accessible but the accessible features and style can be used to inspire other projects.
While not fully accessible, these bathrooms can be used in an accessible way. Their looks offer a modern and sophisticated feel. Also maybe an exposed feel with the window wall! To see more of At-Six Architecture’s portfolio, visit their website at www.At-Six.com.