Active Homes is a full service remodeling company that specializes in providing services and products that allows homeowners to live their lives comfortably and safely in their current home for the years to come. Our goal is to create an accessible , comfortable and a safe home that will allow homeowners to enjoy the convenience their own home with out the ” hospital-look” design.
Certified aging in place specialist in Los Angeles
This is a great project and our awesome clients Mr. and Mrs McCrary in Los Angeles.
We created a modern design roll-in, barrier free bathroom shower and accessible kitchen to meet their needs while maintaining a level of stylish elegance.
Active Homes is located in Southern California and is based in Los Angeles.
We welcome all inquiries and offer free consultations and assessments:
Tel: (855) 924-7663
Built-in folding shower seats / ADA shower seats are the most significant and beneficial accessory in a walk in shower. A shower seat has both practical and safety benefits. A built- in shower seat provides a strong, sturdy and the safest option for users. Portable or free standing shower seats are liable to slide and can topple over. Secondly, most of the shower stalls especially in Southern California are tight, a folding shower seat is the best space saver, users can fold it when not in use the.
ADA SEAT REQUIREMENTS
Note: The source for the information below is the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Shower Compartment Seats - Where a seat is provided in a standard roll-in shower compartment, it shall be a folding type, shall be installed on the side wall adjacent to the controls, and shall extend from the back wall to a point within 3 inches (75 mm) of the compartment entry. Where a seat is provided in an alternate roll-in type shower compartment, it shall be a folding type, shall be installed on the front wall opposite the back wall, and shall extend from the adjacent side wall to a point within 3 inches (75 mm) of the compartment entry. In transfer-type showers, the seat shall extend from the back wall to a point within 3 inches (75 mm) of the compartment entry. The top of the seat shall be 17 inches (430 mm) minimum and 19 inches (485 mm) maximum above the bathroom finish floor.
Rectangular Seats - The rear edge of a rectangular seat shall be 2 1/2 inches (64 mm) maximum and the front edge 15 inches (380 mm) minimum and 16 inches (405 mm) maximum from the seat wall. The side edge of the seat shall be 1 1/2 inches (38 mm) maximum from the adjacent wall.
L-Shaped Seats - The rear edge of an L-shaped seat shall be 2 1/2 inches (64 mm) maximum and the front edge 15 inches (380 mm) minimum and 16 inches (405 mm) maximum from the seat wall. The rear edge of the “L” portion of the seat shall be 1 1/2 inches (38 mm) maximum from the wall and the front edge shall be 14 inches (355 mm) minimum and 15 inches (380 mm) maximum from the wall. The end of the “L” shall be 22 inches (560 mm) minimum and 23 inches maximum (585 mm) from the main seat wall.
Structural Strength – Allowable stresses shall not be exceeded for materials used when a vertical or horizontal force of 250 pounds is applied at any point on the seat, fastener, mounting device, or supporting structure.
If you would like a more complete assessment of your home for livability, enlist the help of a Certified Aging in Place like Active Homes and Call us at 855-924-7663 for a FREE HOME ASSESSMENT to aid you in identifying ways to improve safety in your home and ways you can modify your home to help compensate for any disability you may be experiencing.